CATALOGUING RECORDING AUTHENTICATING ARTWORKS
There are many how-to guides out there on the subject of photographing art, but we particularly like the ideas that online gallery Light Space & Time offer on their website, useful as they are for artists, collectors, gallerists and exhibition-goers alike.
Click here to read all eight of the gallery’s tips, each of which is followed by a ton of additional pointers.
The snappy article provides you with eight practical ideas to help you photograph your art in the right way including some gems like “photograph your art outside when it is cloudy” as “indirect light will show your art better than any other”, “match the angle of the camera with the tilt of the art”, “make sure that the flash is off” and “experiment with the exposures and shutter speeds” of your camera. Each tip is expanded on with further offers of advice, meaning you get far more than the initial eight that were promised to you in the title.
Readers, do you have any helpful advice for those wishing to preserve, record or authenticate artworks using photography? Leave your ideas in the comments section below.
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- Fighting fakes in Asia: Pioneering technology from Cranfield University and Bonhams may help – June 2011 – potential for significant advances in the authentication of art objects
- How to exhibit, collect and preserve new media art – resource alert – May 2011 – New media art collection is on the rise, but how do you look after it?
- 4 tips on how to make your art tour memorable – a museum case study by Nina Simon – August 2010 – practical innovations to enhance community and visitor participation
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