Photography for Illustrators: Part 1
Learn to capture your beautiful art in the best possible light. ☀️
Things that make me cry: sick pets, not having running water1, and poorly-lit photos of beautiful drawings. I’m going to show you how to light your art photos brilliantly!
“Like climbing a tree, drawing rewards the adventurous and the playful.” Jake Spicer of Draw Brighton.
Photography is like drawing in that way. In your art practice, you need to draw a lot of things you don’t like to discover what you do. Shooting lots of photos will grow your skills faster than reading about it on Substack, so let’s get right to the activity.
Take 4 photos of your drawing, rotating 90 degrees with each photo.
Observe the differences in each photo. Now, try this with the environments below.
blinds/window coverings up
blinds/window coverings down
Watch the video below to see what a wild difference moving 360 degrees makes in your photos. You’ll learn how to adjust window coverings to achieve a diffused, ambient light. You will shoot the sexiest sketchbook photos you’ve ever seen after watching this 8-minute movie!
Before I forget…
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