Saturday, October 1, 2011
Oops, I was going to talk about photo opportunities for art. But I couldn't resist showing you this photo of Gary reading with our cat, Betty, nearby. She loves to sit close no matter where we are. Gary said, "Is the whole world going to see this photo?" I said "No, just those reading my blog". Ha!
In my last post Charlene commented about how nice my wall sculptures look displayed as they would appear in someones home. That got me thinking how I'm missing photo opportunities for my art. Here's my sailboat sculpture sitting with some driftwood, a candle, and some shells on an entry table. Oh I could have lit the candle, next time.
Here's a close up of my miniature flower bowl.
Here's my painting on the wall in a dining room.
I need to remember I can temporarily move things and take a quick photo. Here's my gold mug on a bedside table. Just where it might be if I had a cup of tea while reading. Below is my Floating Flowers Bowl beside a different lamp. There are lots of fellow bloggers who have great photos, like my friend Amy, check out the header photo of her two tea bowls taken out of doors, awesome.
Anyway you get the picture, no pun intended. There are lots of opportunities to take photos of art in unique settings. I could even take my wall sculptures down to the beach for an on location photo shoot. I just have to remember to be creative in my photo taking.
How about you, if you're purchasing art on line or from a magazine, what usually catches your eye besides the art. Is it the way it's photographed? Does a particular setting appeal to you? How do you like to see art photographed? This post is part of artists in blogland show and tell Saturday. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.