Take Better Photos of Your Art and Illustrations Staff Pick

Alanna Cartier, Artist, illustrator

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11 Lessons (1h 20m)
    • 1. Introduction

      2:12
    • 2. Your Project

      0:50
    • 3. Supplies

      1:54
    • 4. Tips for Making Art

      4:05
    • 5. Flat Lay

      20:20
    • 6. Details

      6:33
    • 7. Still Life

      18:27
    • 8. Gallery

      14:28
    • 9. Outside

      4:57
    • 10. Editing

      5:12
    • 11. Thank You!

      1:07
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About This Class

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Working digitally means, that when you finish a piece of art, you can just click save to share it on Skillshare, Instagram or anywhere else, online or off. Working with paints and pens and pencils on paper is a little trickier! While you can scan your work, using photography to show off those real-world finished pieces on your website, online shop or across social media can make your work stand out. 

In this class, I take you through my process to photograph my work simply and consistently for social media and beyond. I’ll start by showing you how I plan my art to photograph well. Then we’ll cover five set-ups:

  1. The Simple Flat Lay,
  2. Capturing Details,
  3. The Still Life,
  4. The Gallery, and then
  5. We’ll take things outside to photograph our art in the world. 

This is not a class about fancy-pants flat lay photography. When I’m shooting my work every day for social media, I don’t have time to fuss with a million tiny details. Together we’re going to go over how to get high-quality photos without spending all day fussing! I can't wait to see what you create!