I’ve always taken photos of my paintings; at first for my records, then for my website and finally for printing.
I sell my paintings’ images as greetings cards and prints, but I found that the quality of my photos just isn’t good enough. They were slightly blurred close up (which for large scale print is a no-no), the colours seemed all wrong or parts of the painting appeared over or under exposed.
Three weeks ago, I decided to address this, and now employ a professional photographer, Dean Edwards. What a difference! When you blow a photo up to it’s full size, everything is in focus and I can clearly see the textures in my brushwork, and where the paint is thin, I can even see the roughness of the canvas.
I could have invested in a better camera, but it seems I needed to invest in the person taking the photos.