So, you’ve got your mini studio set up thanks to Alex’s first video. What’s next?
Maybe you want to start by photographing some of your flat two-dimensional work?
Working in sketchbooks as you research and develop projects leads to the amassing of lots of thoughts and ideas in 2D form. It’s really useful to pick out the pages that sum up the project you’ve been working on so you can communicate this to people who are not so familiar with your work.
Editing in this way is really useful for presentations and reviews – something that you’ll be asked to do regularly as an art or design student. And, of course this technique will be really helpful when you start pulling together projects that will feature in your portfolio.
Alex’s videos walk you through how to use your mini studio to photograph pages from your sketchbook and selected 2D work. We’ve also shared some further tips that you’ll see as you scroll through the images below.
Featured image credit: Sketchbook by Honor Beddoe. Photograph, Alex Wojcik.
Video: Photographing your sketchbook
Credit: 'How To/Techniques: Photograph a sketchbook'. Demonstrated by Alex Wojcik.
Further tip 1: Laying out your work
Further tip 2: Choose what’s in the frame
Video: Photographing your 2D work
Credit: 'How To/Techniques: Photograph a 2D artwork'. Demonstrated by Alex Wojcik.
Further tip 1: Don’t forget process shots
Further tip 2: Consider scanning for non-photographic work