Art Photography: How to Photograph Your Art and Illustrations | Sean Dalton | Skillshare

Art Photography: How to Photograph Your Art and Illustrations

Sean Dalton, Travel & Lifestyle Photographer

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12 Lessons (1h 27m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Class Project

    • 3. Equipment

    • 4. Camera and Phone settings

    • 5. Anatomy of a Good Photo of Art

    • 6. Example Images: A Breakdown

    • 7. Inspiration!

    • 8. Shooting in Studio

    • 9. Shooting Outdoors

    • 10. Editing & Creating Mock-Ups in Photoshop

    • 11. Smartphone editing

    • 12. Next steps

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About This Class


Want to capture beautiful photos of your artwork for social media or your website? If so, you're in the right place!

In this course I photograph several illustrations by Charly Clements, an amazing digital illustrator and fellow Skillshare teacher. I cover our entire workflow for shooting both indoors, and outside, and walk you through our entire creative process from start to finish. I'll be shooting with both my iPhone and my DSLR, so as long as you have a smartphone you can follow along!

By the end of the course, you will know everything you need to capture beautiful photos of your artwork for social media, your website, or general online presence. You'll learn all the basics of capturing beautiful shots of your artwork, as well as plenty of tips and tricks for how to present your art for the camera in the best way possible.

Whether you want to sell more prints online, or just share stunning photos of your work on social media, this course will give you the understanding you need to up your art photography game!.

Here's some of what you will learn:

  • How to create a mini photo studio at home
  • How to style your image in a way that enhances your art
  • How to capture beautiful flat-lays
  • How to present your work in a way that sells
  • How to edit your images to make them pop
  • How to create mock-ups of your art in Photoshop
  • Plus plenty more tips and tricks

Whether you're a complete photography beginner with nothing more than a Smartphone, or a veteran photographer looking to learn a few more stylistic tips, this course has all the info you need to capture beautiful photos of artwork. 

Hope to see you in the course!

Shoutout to Charly Clements for her help and allowing me to shoot her beautiful work! All of the untagged art in the course belongs to her. You can checkout her Skillshare courses here: