HOW TO CHOOSE ART FOR YOUR WEB PAGE


The first thing to realize is that the art work on your web page will look as good as the photograph or slide being presented..

1. Is your photograph or slide taken well?

• Is the image clear and bright, with no shadows or reflections on it?
• The scanner cannot improve your images.
For example: If you are showing a series in the same colour spectrum, making sure the
colours are true in all of them is crucial.

A few helpful hints:
• Pictures taken in natural daylight will be truer to the original colour.
• Try to get your piece to fill the entire lens of the camera.
• Don’t have canvases on an angle when photographing.

2. Do you want your viewer to recognize your art?

• Is the image you are choosing a good representation of your style?
• Choose your best work.

3. Do you want to show a variety of work?

• You can choose older works as well as new.
• Also, as you add new images to your page, it is to your advantage to leave on the
original images, instead of removing works that have sold or are simply older in style or age. You have already paid for these scans and the increased work will add interest to your page.

A professional photographer is always a good investment. Having the best possible images will only help you in succeeding in your work as an artist.


Susan Lapp, Curator

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