So, you’ve mastered photographing flat work. Now let’s move onto three-dimensional pieces and larger scale work.
Whether you’re an artist or designer, chances are some of your work is going to be larger that A3 or be 3D in form. Alex’s videos takes you through how to deal with these variations when taking photographs. We’ve also shared some further tips that you’ll see as you scroll through the images below.
Featured image credit: Painting by Honour Beddoe. Photograph, Alex Wojcik.
Video: Photographing your 3D work
Credit: 'How To/Techniques: Photograph 3D work'. Demonstrated by Alex Wojcik.
Further tip 1: Show movement
Further tip 2: Communicate your ideas
Further tip 3: Think about viewpoints
Further tip 4: Show scale
Video: Photographing large-scale work
In Alex’s video we focus on paintings, but her technique is equally useful for other portable large-scale work. For example, you can combine the techniques in the 3D video above with the tips in this video to photograph larger sculptures and models. Replace your ruler with a tape measure to show scale! Make sure you find a space without direct sunlight- it’s fine to do this series of photographs on a cloudy day.
Credit: 'How To/Techniques: Photograph a large-scale work'. Demonstrated by Alex Wojcik.