Monday, April 28, 2008

Professional Photography of Paintings

A few days ago, I had posted an image of this new painting, with an photo taken in the studio with my cell phone - a great tool for recording an auto-accident, but totally inadequate for reproducing paintings. No matter how much I fiddled with it in photoshop. the resulting picture was a distant cry from my painting, looking more like a night view than the sunset image sitting on my easel. My cell phone image appears at the top of this post.
After carting my paintings off to Paul Gillis, a wonderful painter, but also a professional photographer specializing in reproducing artists' work, Paul's results were ready in a few days. How poor my photo and computer efforts had been.
 The second image above is Paul's photo of my work, a close to faithful representation.