Photographing your artwork

Here are tips to help you take good quality photos of your artwork to submit on-line:

  • You don’t need a fancy camera.
    You can even use your phone.
  • Use natural light.
Artificial light can make the colours look odd. Take photos in an area with lots of natural light but avoid direct sunlight.
Incorrect - artificial light Correct - natural light
  • Get close.
    Don't leave dead space around your artwork.
Incorrect - lots of dead space
  • Get straight on.
    Taking a photo from above, below or the side distorts perspective. Get straight on to your artwork.
Incorrect - from an angle