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Thinking about entering our competition this Spring? Hooray! Want to take a quality photo of your work? Don't worry. We've come up with some tips for getting a sharp, hi-res shot of your artwork (with no fancy equipment needed.)
Don't forget to give your masterpiece a last minute primp before taking the photos. You want it to look the best it can be...so make sure the surface is clear of dust, pencil marks, pet hair, biscuit crumbs - or any other debris that might affect your image.
2) Find a suitable place to take your picture
Top tip: if you've got a textured artwork, you might find it useful to set your image at 45 degrees to the light rather than 90, to make the texture pop.
3) Keep everything still
If you've got a tripod, time to set it up! If you haven't, use a stack of books or something else steady to keep your camera in place. Avoid super-cheap tripods if you can - they can look the part but usually end up being a lot more hassle than they're worth.
4) Set up your camera.
5) Set the timer and take some photos!
Setting the timer is important to make sure you get a sharp, non-blurry image. Don't forget to keep your shadow out of shot!
6) Edit your images
Get to grips with photoshop. This is great for adjusting the saturation and the levels in your photo.
..And that's it! Simple, really.
Of course there are other ways to digitize an image too, like scanning the artwork in. We'll be covering this very shortly on our blog too, so remember to check back!
Looking for some more photography tips? Check out DigitalRev for some great tutorials.