Present your Artwork on Instagram: Show it Better

Olga Shevyakova, designer | illustrator | styled photographer

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6 Lessons (22m)
    • 1. Trailer

      1:36
    • 2. Class Project

      0:24
    • 3. Little Briefing

      3:52
    • 4. Making Styled Shoot

      5:55
    • 5. Post-processing Images

      9:22
    • 6. Final Thoughts

      0:44
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Project Description

Project Description

So, it’s time to show your artwork in all it’s glory!

Assignment:

Your assignment is to create some composition with your artwork and some props, and take a photo of it, using your new knowledge from this class. It would be really-really great if you’ll make a few different compositions with one artwork, or create several compositions with different artworks.

Optionally, it’d be cool if you share with us your image before and after editing. And don’t be shy to share your images on Instagram account, tag me @magic_olly and include #showyourartbetter on your images. It’ll be great to see you awesome artworks)

Can’t wait to see your projects!

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Resources:

Here is a bunch of links on DIY photo backdrop tutorials:

Wooden backdrops:

http://www.abeautifulmess.com/2014/10/make-wood-plank-photo-backdrop.html

http://brepurposed.porch.com/2014/06/23/diy-faux-distressed-wood-backdrop/

http://www.loveandoliveoil.com/2011/04/diy-distressed-wood-photo-backdrop.html

http://www.architectureofamom.com/2013/06/diy-wood-photo-backdrop.html

http://www.breefranklin.com/2012/07/17/tutorial-thursday-faux-wall-floor/

http://www.mysuburbankitchen.com/2013/11/stained-wood-photo-prop/

http://typicallysimple.com/diy-wood-photography-background/

http://www.lisaclarke.net/2014/10/29/and-now-for-something-a-little-different/

Other kinds of backdrops:

http://ashleemarie.com/photography-backdrops-vinyl-placemats/

http://www.maryrosephotos.com/diy-photography-backdrop-and-faux-wood-floor-photo-prop/

http://www.mycraftilyeverafter.com/2015/02/09/how-to-create-professional-photo-backdrops/

http://whipperberry.com/2013/02/diy-faux-slate-chalkboard-photo-background.html

http://www.melyssagriffin.com/create-colorful-backgrounds-blog-photography/

http://www.ibreatheimhungry.com/2012/11/foodless-fridays-food-photography-tutorial.html

Here are some of my favorite Instagram accounts which have a really nice and harmonic look:

Graphic artist Oana Befort

Artist Dinara Mirtalipova

Artist, picturebook maker and printmaker Olga Ezova-Denisova

Artist and illustrator Katerina Mihailina

Graphic designer Natasha Klemazova

And of course you can find more inspiration on Pinterest and Instagram

And just a quick reminder of what the "Rule of thirds" is

Rule Of Thirds

And if you need some beautiful stock photos, you can always find them on Creative Market 

Also you can find inspiration or some images for your useful and informative posts on free photo resources. Many free photo stocks give unlimited possibilities to use their pictures, but at the same time, some of them require an attribution. So, be sure to check it again before you use an image of any such resource. Here are some of them:

unsplash.com

fancycrave.com 

barnimages.com

splitshire.com

So, it’s time to start making beauty)

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