Posting Paintings

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  • #109167
    Anonymous

    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?

    #109169
    Sandra Strait
    Participant
    @sandra-strait

    I’ve done it both ways and haven’t noticed any difference.  I think your camera and the lighting will have a lot to do with how well the photo does.

    #109170
    Anonymous

    I’m thinking of just using my iPhone 7 – it’s got a pretty good camera. I just need to work out the lighting.

    #109173
    Darina
    Participant
    @deleda

    Shoot during the day near a window and you can adjust the light/colors using an app like Snapseed for example. Works nicely.

    #109328
    Thomas Blanchard
    Participant
    @thomas

    I shoot all mine with my iphone … one light and a white foamcore board as a reflector.  I know Charlie always scans his in.  Whatever gives you the best/acceptable result!

    #109375
    Nay Aung
    Participant
    @nay

    I’ve scanned most of my works.Though it may change a bit of color,temperature and contrast,I personally more prefer this method.But sometimes,ran out of time,no choice,take a shot by phone.

    #109376
    Anonymous

    Thanks to all who have responded.

    #109422
    Paula Langford
    Participant
    @paula

    I use my phone with an Ott light.

    #109423
    Teri Casper
    Participant
    @teric

    I don’t have a scanner so an iPad camera is what I use.  I find the best results are in daylight but not sunlight.

    #109433
    Kate Powell
    Participant
    @kate-powell

    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.

    #109461
    Sandra Strait
    Participant
    @sandra-strait

    I have the worst time with lighting. I need to get some kind of white box.  I had one but it got stained inside somehow and I never could figure out how that happened. I think maybe it’s a curse, lol.

    #109463
    Kate Powell
    Participant
    @kate-powell

    2-3 larger-than-A4 sheets of white paper or watercolor blocks will also do…

    #109468
    Susan Cuss
    Participant
    @susan-cuss-1

    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.

    #109469
    Sandra Strait
    Participant
    @sandra-strait

    How do you get them to stand up?

    #110044
    Mary Roff
    Participant
    @mary-roff

    I’ve done them both ways but find it is simpler to just scan them and have been doing that lately.

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