Business & Career: Photography – Artwork
How to Photograph Works of Art by Sheldan Collins – Paperback: 208 pages; Amphoto; 1st edition (Apr 1, 1992)

Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications; Reprint edition (April 1, 1992)
The cover declares this is "A practical guide for photographers, artists, private collectors, gallery owners, antique dealers ...". Lucid instructions and mouth-watering examples.

The Quick & Easy Guide to Photographing Your Artwork by Roger Saddington – Paperback: 128 pages; North Light Books (May 1, 2003)

Even artists with limited photography experience can produce competent reproductions of their artwork with Roger Saddington’s easy-to-use book. This guide tells artists how to take satisfying photos without spending a lot of time or money. Readers will learn how to: Get good results with their current photography equipment Master the relationship between film type and light source Avoid unnecessary pitfalls with processing labs Present slides and photos professionally Recognize the best shooting conditions.

Good slides or photos are essential for entering art competitions, applying to juried shows, keeping records and presenting a portfolio. Artists will appreciate the book’s easy steps and common-sense approach to the photography process.

Roger Saddington gained extensive knowledge of art reproduction during his five-year tenure at the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia. He teaches a popular class on photographing artwork and lives in Australia.

The Artists' Handbook for Photographing Their Own Artwork by John White – 244 pages; Three Rivers Press; 1st edition (Sep 20, 1994)

A comprehensive, step-by-step guide for artists who need to photograph their own artwork for portfolios, gallery submissions, etc. It covers the basics of photography and cameras and the best ways to photograph all flat and three-dimensional media. 75 black-and-white photographs.

Photographing Your Artwork by Russell Hart, Nan Starr (Illustrator)

This well-organized, generously illustrated book addresses the specialized and often complicated task of photographing two- and three-dimensional artworks. Hart (The Photographic Essay), technology editor of American Photo magazine, also discusses the challenges of photographing museum exhibitions and works of art displayed outdoors. He systematically and thoroughly reviews every aspect of the process, from purchasing a camera and tripod to evaluating the results of a photo session. He knowledgeably discusses both technical issues, such as film speed and depth of field, and aesthetics, such as the subtle aspects of lighting and the effect of background on sculptural works. The volume concludes with professional tips on specific topics, such as photographing small artwork, using filters, and caring for slides, along with a section on mail-order suppliers. Of particular value to artists who wish to make not just acceptable but exceptional photographs of their work, this is recommended for both public and academic libraries, especially those with extensive art and photography collections. —Raymond Bial, Parkland Coll. Lib., Champaign, IL Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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