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AnonymousOctober 12, 2017 at 7:17 pm
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?October 12, 2017 at 7:58 pm
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.AnonymousOctober 12, 2017 at 8:07 pm
I’m thinking of just using my iPhone 7 – it’s got a pretty good camera. I just need to work out the lighting.October 13, 2017 at 2:40 am
Shoot during the day near a window and you can adjust the light/colors using an app like Snapseed for example. Works nicely.October 13, 2017 at 6:33 pm
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!October 13, 2017 at 11:06 pm
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.AnonymousOctober 13, 2017 at 11:07 pm
Thanks to all who have responded.October 14, 2017 at 11:15 am
I use my phone with an Ott light.October 14, 2017 at 11:25 am
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.October 14, 2017 at 12:27 pm
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.October 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm
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.October 14, 2017 at 2:37 pm
2-3 larger-than-A4 sheets of white paper or watercolor blocks will also do…October 14, 2017 at 3:09 pm
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.October 14, 2017 at 3:29 pm
How do you get them to stand up?October 14, 2017 at 6:30 pm
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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