To take good photo of a painting

Please make sure to take the photo under natural light.
You can take very good photo outside of your house in the back yard.

Take the photo in the shade and not under direct sun light.
When your painting is framed, make sure to take photo with complete frame.
Frame should not be partially cut off or blocked in view.
Take the photo front and back of your painting.
Place white and black object next to your painting. We need white and black to index the colors of the painting.
Finally when you send the photo via email - send it in larger format (at least 1 mega bite).

Do not edit the photo yourself. We do professional edit to put on the site.

Make sure to keep your hands very steady when shooting photo

Examples of Bad Photos

Photo was taken indoors with flash light. The flash light bounced off from the smooth surface of the painting. This is bad.
The Frame is cut off. This is no no. It makes bad presentation.


       The photo was taken outdoors as instructed. The hand holing the frame covers part of the frame - this is no good. You should hold the frame from behind.
The painting is on a slanted angle. I like to see right on the front -square.

The photo was taken in the direct sunlight.  The photo is very harsh instead of rendering soft romantic feeling - which is required
for this type of painting depicting scenery from the turn of the century. Left side of the frame is in stark shadow, so beautiful
detail of the frame is not showing. The photo should be taken in the shadow - the other side of the house or in a cloudy day. then it
will be much nicer to edit to give beautiful presentation on the web page.

Examples of Good Photo

The photo was taken in the bright sunny day on the patio. But the photo was taken in the shaded area without direct
sun light hitting the painting. There is no shadow on the frame and on the photo, and this is much better presentation
of the painting than the photo taken under direct sun light.

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