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MellonFriend
01-18-2016, 06:22 PM
What is the best way to take a picture of an art piece so that I can upload it without distorting color?

Susan Mulno
01-18-2016, 07:58 PM
If you get an answer to this personally, I will be ecstatic! :biggrin::biggrin:

MellonFriend
01-18-2016, 10:26 PM
If you get an answer to this personally, I will be ecstatic! :biggrin::biggrin:
What do you mean?:vs_worry:

TerryCurley
01-18-2016, 10:56 PM
I use my cell phone and haven't had problem with the colors. One thing you might think about is it the camera or the computer/mobile device messing with the color?

Susan Mulno
01-18-2016, 11:55 PM
I just meant I have the same problem and would love to know the solution. So when they answer you I will also ĺearn.

MellonFriend
01-19-2016, 08:45 AM
I use my cell phone and haven't had problem with the colors. One thing you might think about is it the camera or the computer/mobile device messing with the color?

Yes, the way I worded my question is a little faulty. What I really mean is how do I take a picture of my artwork so that it is as accurate as possible. I feel like when I take a picture of my paintings and drawings the camera often misses detail, but if there is no way other than what I am doing I guess I will just have to take the picture in better lighting.

dickhutchings
01-19-2016, 09:36 AM
"better lighting" Bingo! I know we have some pro photographers here and hopefully they'll weigh in. I asked a question here about purchasing a proper light setup for painting. The same lights should give great photos of the paintings with any camera or cell phone. I've experimented with homemade light boxes in the past for my wood turnings. It really makes a huge difference.

dickhutchings
01-19-2016, 09:37 AM
I use my cell phone and haven't had problem with the colors. One thing you might think about is it the camera or the computer/mobile device messing with the color?

Terry you probably have great lighting in your studio. Am I right?

TerryCurley
01-19-2016, 11:49 AM
Yes I have two stand up lamps, three way bulbs going up to 150 watts, plus an overhead light and two table top lamps, but most importantly two large windows. One facing south-east and the other south-west, which also gives me good ventilation.

MellonFriend
01-19-2016, 12:52 PM
Thank you everyone you are all so helpful! :vs-kiss: I think I will try taking the picture in a well lit room and hopefully that helps!:biggrin:

Cricket
02-08-2016, 02:16 PM
What is the best way to take a picture of an art piece so that I can upload it without distorting color?

This article may help as well.
https://www.artistforum.com/featured-articles-topics/photographing-your-art-big-impact-25113/