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The Quick & Easy Guide to Photographing Your Artwork by Roger Saddington

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Setting up three-dimensional artwork

Photographing two-dimensional objects is a pretty dry business and a necessary evil for most artists. Everything has to be right, and there really isn’t much room for creativity. Artists photographing three-dimensional artwork, though, get to have all the fun.

In this form of photography, you must interpret the subject rather than just copy it. Choose a suitable surface such as a table or, for really large objects, the floor. The whole process will be easier and safer for the artwork if you allow yourself a bit of room to move. Choose the most spacious area and the largest table you can find. To protect the artwork, remove it from the area once you’ve established its general position. Return it only after ...

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