Photographing Your Work

If you plan to sell your work or submit it to shows or for publication, then we all need to learn how to create photographs that do the work justice.


Photographing your Art Work - Part 1 New Woodturning Articles by John Lucas Fee-based Woodturning Articles by John Lucas
By: John Lucas
Many people find themselves needing better quality images to display on the web or enter juried craft shows. I worked for Tennessee Tech University as a photographer for 26 years. The Appalachian Center for Crafts was part of our school so I got to shoot a lot of artwork--everything from jewelry and knives, to glass, ceramic, fiber and lots of furniture and turning. I did a lot of research on what it takes to get my artist-clients into the top shows and into magazines and books and was quite successful at this. I also taught my clients and others how to photograph their work using inexpensive equipment. I will try to explain some simple techniques in this article and then follow this with another article or two on more advanced techniques.


Simple Photo Tricks
By: David Reed Smith
In this article, David Reed Smith gives us some tips on how to photograph our turnings if we're not trying to achieve professional photographs. His tips work well for those creating their own web site, or creating an article for Woodturning Online or your local club newsletter.


Do-It-Yourself Photo Tent- Simple, Sweet and Inexpensive
By: Kurt Hertzog


Photographing Your Work Tutorial
By: Katherine Kowalski


How I Photograph my Woodturnings for the Website
By: Derek Andrews


A high tech fix for a bad photo
By: Larry Marley
Larry Marley regularly creates new videos for woodturners to learn new projects and new techniques. He was recently struggling to get a good picture of one of his turnings, like many of us and decided that it was time to work on a solution.

So, Larry worked on building an inexpensive and easy-to-assemble photo tent. He is able to get great photos using lights from a big box store.

Larry is now showing us how he built his photo tent and giving us a recipe to build out own! Check it out!


Photographing Your Work
By: Gary Katz
This is an excellent article explaining how to improve your photography in your workshop. If you need to improve your shop photography, you will find everything you need to know in this article.


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