Documenting 2D artwork

 PORTFOLIO DUE ON BLOG: OCT. 24th by the beginning of class

SOME HELPFUL TIPS:

  1. Use a good camera with tripod. Do not use your cell phone or IPad to take picture for your final portfolio. You will be using these photos to apply for scholarships, grants and they will also be useful during Common Review.
  2. Do not use flash! Use nice spot lights with diffusers or indirect lighting with reflectors to get a nice even glow on the artwork. Refrain from using direct light as it will create extreme light and dark areas.
  3. Make sure your work is against a flat background. Take pictures of full pieces (it might include some background which is okay as you can crop it later).
  4. Take some close up images as well. Specially for detailed work.
  5. Download these high resolution images and upload the raw files in a folder in your google drive. Google Drive can be found when you log in to flashline at the top of the screen by the icons for your e-mail and for Blackboard.
  6. When editing these images, make sure you keep the originals. Save edited versions in a separate folder. Use Photoshop to edit images. Your goal should be match digital images with your original artwork in terms of colors, brightness/ contrast and lighting. Do not exaggerate or change anything. Save these images in a Portfolio folder on Google Drive so that you can access them from any computer. Each edited file should be at least 1024 pixels in the longest direction. After editing, label individual work and create separate images with labels.  Click here for a downloadable template for Keynote or Powerpoint. This is a template for 2D, 3D, Digital Media, Drawing I & II and Common Review so please save it and use it for all of these courses.
  7. Save it and post it to your blog under ‘Portfolio’ as a gallery in thumbnail format. This will allow the viewer to click on a specific image to enlarge and use right arrow and left arrow button to see more images.


 

VISUAL RESOURCE CENTER

THE OPEN HOURS FOR THE COMPLEX:

Monday-Thursday 9-9
Friday 10-5
Sunday 6-9

HOURS FOR THE PHOTO LAB:

Monday-Thursday 2-9
Friday 1-5
Sunday 6-9

PLEASE SCHEDULE A TIME HERE OR SEE THE LAB TECHNICIAN FOR ASSISTANCE

OPEN LAB HOURS:

Monday-Thursday 9-11 and 8:15-9:00
Friday 11-5
Sunday 6-9
How to use the camera? Check out this link:

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