I have a hard time shooting pictures of some of my art work. The pictures never quite show what I see. I suppose that’s a common complaint among amature photographers. Just the other day I discovered a way to shoot some of my work in a way that I really like.
I realized that I don’t interact with my work from a distance and see the work in a static view. No, I walk around or past each piece. Sometimes my eye catches one or two elements. Sometimes I get drawn into fragments. So I started shooting details of some of my pieces, isolating parts from the whole. For some pieces it works nicely.
This last image is a little off-putting I think. It is really not out of focus, this is how the print looks on the table base.
Another way that seems to work for me to shoot some of my work is to include some of the context or enviroment that the piece is in. Sometimes I like the environment to be a little undefined. Here’s a sketch for a carving.
And sometimes just shooting the piece in room it is shown in when the light is just right is OK.
And this last piece I had to “photoshop” the background.
I’ll get back to that post about the next table I’m working on soon.
Oops, I wanted to add this painting as well.