Photographing Your Artwork

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Artists may find the following guides helpful in photographing their artwork for digital submission to the Sooke Fine Arts Show. These are intended as guidelines only, and may contain useful information for both professional and amateur photographers to photograph artwork of various types effectively.

The resulting images can be used for a wide range of applications, including website display, promotional materials, and art show submissions.


A Simple Guide to Photographing Your Artwork
– available for download in pdf format; a simple guide for inexperienced photographers to produce clear and representative images of their artwork.

Sooke Fine Arts Workshop Video Guide – a video version of the 2012 workshops held in Colwood and Sooke. This video guide may be helpful to amateur photographers in producing clear and representative images of their artwork.

 

Scanning 2D Artwork

2D artwork may also be scanned, a cost-effective way to obtain a high-quality digital image. For images to be submitted to the show that will not be printed, the scan need only be “web-ready”.

Higher-quality printable scans are also available to artists who wish to submit their work to the show and obtain a print-ready digital image for producing prints or giclees of their work.

Keep in mind: Artists accepted into the Show are invited to sell additional works, art cards, prints and books in our Gallery Shop.

Many photo shops, print shops as well as fine art printing offer scanning of 2D artwork. Some will also include touch-ups and adjustments to the digital image. Links to some of the scanning services in Victoria can be found below:

Island Blue Print Co: offers untouched scans of flat 2D artwork up to 36″ wide; for bulkier 2D artwork, maximum dimensions are 18″ x 24″. Locations in Victoria and Sidney.
Art Ink Print: offers scanning and touch-ups of digital images, with multiple image stitching for larger artwork. Web-ready and print-ready scan quality available.
Prism Imaging: offers scanning and image touch-ups for artwork up to 24″ x 30″. Web-ready and print-ready scan quality available.

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