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Lesson 7 from: Art Photography: Capture Beautiful Artwork

Sean Dalton

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7. Inspiration

Lesson Info

Inspiration

So if you're an artist, I'm sure you're very well versed in inspiration, I'm sure you have a lot of inspiration in your life already. I'm sure that you pull a lot of inspiration into your work. But I do want to highlight some of the inspiration sources that I found for this course in regards to styling and framing your photograph of your artwork. So I think the best place to find inspiration for your shoot is just to start with the artists that you already look up to. So other people that are really killing it in the game, they're really putting out stuff that you really like, go check out their instagrams, their Facebooks or whatever. They're posting content and look at how they're presenting it. Oftentimes people are going to present, you know, digital scans of their artwork, but sometimes they might post a really stylized photograph of their art. I think that's the best form of inspiration because you already really are drawn to their work. So if you see them presented in a unique w...

ay and they're really stylized way, that could be some massive inspiration for you. So, always start with the people that you look up to most. Um and then you can go from there. So I found a lot of inspiration for this shoot today by browsing different hashtags on instagram. I was browsing hashtag like flat lay um illustration, watercolor and then I would go through finding artists that I like and then I would just scroll through their feeds and look for images that inspired me. Um once I found an image that inspired me, I would go ahead and save it. And I actually created a small collection on instagram of saved photos and I titled it art inspiration. So all of the images that have inspired me for the course today, they're all saved there. And that's been a massive resource for me and kind of exploring which direction I want to take with charlie when we shoot later today. So I definitely recommend browsing various hashtags on instagram, finding artists that you like and then saving those posts that you like into a separate folder where you can kind of see them later before you shoot, right before you shoot you pull it out, you look through them and then you can see those to give you inspiration for your shoot. So of course other forms of photography can serve as inspiration for you as well. It doesn't necessarily have to be a photograph of a piece of artwork. I think Hashtag flat lay is a really good example of that. Not every flat like photo is a photo of a piece of artwork. In fact, most of them aren't oftentimes it's food. Oftentimes it's products or whatever, whatever that might be. It's not a piece of art and that's okay because I think a lot of really good flatly photographers doing such a fantastic job of styling and they really know how to incorporate objects that add to the scene to the mood of the photograph and those conserved as really important forms of inspiration. And when you're looking at these photos and you're looking for inspiration, think about those things, think about lighting, styling, composition and really break those down in every image that you see. So the other form of inspiration that I found for this course was Pinterest. I found so much good stuff on Pinterest and I actually created a special Pinterest inspiration board, but that's it for inspiration. Guys just wanted to touch on it. I think it's super, super important and it's really gonna help you when you go out and shoot later. So find those, those sources of inspiration really evaluate them. Break them down based on their their lighting, their styling, their composition. Um and then use that inspiration for your own shoot. But now it's finally time to shoot guys, let's get this stuff packed up and shoot some really cool photos with charlie. Let's do it.

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