I was recently interviewed by Carolyn Edlund, of ArtsyShark, a blog for emerging artists, about being an art photographer and what advice I could give artists who are looking art photography services. I will post part of the interview and share a link to read the entire article.
So, with that I am happy to present:
Choose the Right Photographer for Your Art – by Carolyn Edlund
Are you serious about getting your work juried in to competitions, exhibitions and shows? Have your images taken by a professional photographer who knows what they’re doing.
I recently spoke with Bret Corrington, the photographer behind Artist Eye Studio in Seattle, Washington. He frequently works with artists and craftspeople on their portfolios, and mentors them as well. Artist Eye even offers writing services for artists to help them create effective artists statements and bios.
He offered a few tips for finding the right photographer:
1. Make sure they specialize in working with artists. Corrington says, “Many photographers prefer other subjects, such as fashion or sports, and have little interest in working with artists and craftspeople, except for a quick job to pick up. Photographers who specialize in photographing art do it because they love art. It’s that simple.”
2. Get to know their work. Take a look at the photographer’s portfolio first to be sure that they are able to take the shots you need. You must have confidence in your photographer, because you will most likely be working with him again. Getting referrals from other artists can help lead you in the right direction.
To reed the entire article please see Choose the Right Photographer for Your Art – by Carolyn Edlund