Wondering whether members scan their work and then post scanned image, or take photo (maybe with phone) and post that. So far I’ve just scanned and posted, but that method is slow. Are photos effective?
Because I post on Instagram too so I always take a couple pics with my phone, using daylight or a daylight lamp I like. I do scan some images tho… for other things. I am surprised at how well the iPhone works but it does leave grey edges often around the edges. In a black and white image you can almost completely correct this, but not in a watercolor image, and I am showing you what I mean because it is so easy to see in the BW image before I corrected it.
With exposure modifications I can nearly correct the image above, but not the image below without ruining the colors. I scanned this one eventually because I had another purpose in mind.
I’ve done it both ways, too. I usually use the camera if my work is still wet because I’m too impatient to wait….lol. I use Picasa (I don’t think it’s available any more) to adjust the lighting and crop my scans and my photos.
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