The number one request from interested collectors prior to purchasing an artwork online is to see additional images. Once you've completed uploading your artwork, you can add up to five (5) additional images. We highly encourage you to add additional images of your artwork hanging on a wall, detail shots, close ups, the edges, and the back of the artwork.
Color Balance and Exposure
The color of the room, temperatures and use of flash can all distort the color balance, resulting in blues, yellows and greys that really should more closely resemble white.
Harsh Shadows and Reflections
Ensure your light-source provides even color and no directional shadows or reflections, which can distract from your artwork.
Noise and/or Compression
Avoid excessive noise by using a low ISO, (ideally between 100-200), or by shooting in sufficient light. (A cloudy day can be ideal, as the clouds work like a giant softbox). Check to ensure your camera is shooting at its highest quality settings and the file is saved at maximum quality.
Out of Focus / Motion Blur
Review images at 100% when choosing the best shot, to ensure you also choose the best focus. (By shooting with sufficient light, you decrease the likelyhood of camera shake when shooting hand-held).
Post-Production Over Filtering
Some files may benefit with post-production by adjusting color, brightness or contrast to more closely resemble the actual artwork. However, files that have been heavily post-processed, affecting confusion of medium or quality (color range) of artwork are subject to deactivation.
Increasing the file size only decreases quality. Instead of the misconception it will allow a file to be printed at a larger size, it actually decreases the quality in which the file will print.
Intrusive Digital Signatures or Text
Artwork celebrates the signature of the artists, representing ownership and creation; however, digital watermarks or in camera date and times make your work appear less valuable.
If you must tilt artwork to take a photograph, ensure the camera is also at a parallel angle. A square or rectangle should have even edges.
Borders and Padding
Crop excessive blank space, artwork borders, mattes and padding. Adding extra space will not bypass you from minimum size requirements.
Composition: Rotation 90º-180º
Artwork should be properly rotated upon submission.