One of the major gripes of curators (ergo one of the major reasons competition submissions are rejected) is poor quality of slide and digital images. The subject of today’s blog posting is photography – specifically, how to photograph textile and fiber art. Five (5) articles are cited that provide detailed and extensive online tutorials as well as an offer from a quilt photographer for free online digital photography lessons. Another short article gives a “fix” for eliminating glare.
Photographing Fiber – Dawn Cusick – Sept/Oct ’01 issue Fiber Arts Magazine
Shoot That Quilt: Digital Photography for Textile Artists – Andy Baird and Holly Knott – detailed information, pictures and diagrams about lighting set-up, mounting the quilt, taking the picture (balance, camera aperture, bracketing, calibrating, etc.)
Creating Consistent and Better Quilt Images – Gregory Case – 4 pages of information
Photographing Quilts and Paintings – Gregory Case – 14 pages – addresses all aspects
How I Photograph Quilts – Jim Evans – detailed information with pictures and diagrams
Free Digital Photography Lessons – Jim Evans – you need to have either the PhotoShop or the PhotoShop Elements program – conducted twice a week in two-hour sessions for 4 weeks – lessons are conducted using your own photos.
How to Take a Picture WITHOUT Flash Glare! – Caitlin O’Connor