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Photographing Your Artwork: Beginner’s Tips That Anyone Can Do

Photographing Your Artwork: Beginner’s Tips That Anyone Can Do

by Daric Gill

"Absolute: Insulation", Oil paint on reclaimed cherry wood. 12 3/4” x 15 5/8”. 12.13.16.
“Absolute: Insulation”, Oil paint on reclaimed cherry wood. 12 3/4” x 15 5/8”. 12.13.16.

Not everyone is a seasoned photographer. Documenting your artwork has challenges that may be keeping your work from the world. If you’re wondering what you can do to up your portfolio documentation skills without diving head-on to advanced camera lingo, this blog is for you!

Beginners often own a wide range of digital photography equipment, from simply point and shoots to expensive DSLR cameras. I’d like to focus less on what brands of cameras or equipment are trending at the moment and instead showcase tips that can help you get started using what you have at the moment. Read further to see some simple tips that anyone can do to improve their photo documentation skills.

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A Guide For Improving Productivity For the Social Artist

The Positives (& Pitfalls) Of The Social Artist

by Daric Gill

Urban Scrawl OpeningAn artist’s occupation can be full of socialization. Art openings, studio gatherings, or normal artist meet-ups have plenty to offer an artist if they are so inclined. Congregating with other like-minded people can aid in idea making, business propositions, and escape the general studio (or day-job) rut. Most see it as a necessity to stay relevant in the quickly changing world of art. But it can also hold a large base of distraction if one isn’t careful. In this article, I’ll discuss the merits of the social artist as well as the inhibitors that can sometimes lead to more procrastination than primer.

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with simply having a good time with friends. This article is aimed to the artist who is looking to be more social or is interested in getting a little more from their social exuberance.

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Top 4 Times People Ruined Master Artworks

Oops! I did it Again: The Follies Of Film, Falls, & Fire

by Daric Gill
 
We’ve all broken something valuable. Maybe it was accidentally denting your parents brand new car. Maybe it was hitting a pop fly right through a neighbor’s  window. Accidents happen — but some accidents are a little more valuable than others. Here are a few times where precious items of human civilization have been accidentally destroyed. Forever.

Remember, some pieces of art are actually meant to be played with or engaged. In that case have the best time ever! However, if you’re not supposed to touch it, don’t! This isn’t just a suggestion made by the crusty people at the mean ol’ galleries & museums. Priceless works of art are often damaged as a result of carelessness, greasy hands, and the all-too-common, “I just wanted to touch it” action. Don’t believe me?…. Read on for some stomach churning examples.

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5 Tips For Building Your Creative Tool Belt

5 Tips For Building Your Creative Tool Belt

by Daric Gill

Recently, I spoke on this topic to the Columbus chapter of ISES (International Special Event Society). After hearing some positive feedback from the attendees, I was asked to post an article going over some of the information so they could share it with their other creative friends. While I’ve covered one of these tips on “Blowing Through Artist Block”, I have yet to post the remaining 4 tips I covered the other day. So here it goes…

Creativity isn’t just a personality trait. It’s a skill set that can be engineered and redesigned to help in all areas of your life. Much like math skills or literary skills, creativity can be a tool belt for unique ways of problem solving!

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