|Yacolt WA 98675
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Here is the iPhone 5 image which was adjusted in an image app on the iPhone. The clarity is fine but the background was painted in violets and the lamp is green.
This image is from the color balanced Canon 7D with balanced light and a created color profile for this particular photograph. Notice the lavenders and the true green of the lamp!
Photography has become a diluted media and there are countless
people claiming to be professional at the art. Many people are skilled at
the artistic side of the art, others the technical and still others
believe that Photoshop is the Holy Grail of photography. I am in a
position to veiw many of the examples of photographs being submitted for
publication and let me tell you the gap between what I am generally seeing
and what we do is HUGE.
To the right you will see two examples of a pastel painting. The first is was photographed with an iPhone 5 and demonstrates the clarity and adequate file size of the iPhone. The next was photographed with balanced lighting from which a color profile was created and adjusted on a calibrated monitor. The image was shot with a Canon 7D in RAW format.
This project, which I was
commissioned to paint a 24x36 group portrait of the fishing group on a
B.C. Canada river, entailed more than the days of painting. The client
wanted a copy of the painting for each of the fellas pictured, in its
original size. This was a large investment and the prints (giclee prints)
had to match the original work exactly. This is precisely what
Photo My Art is
noted for! All the prints were framed as
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A great deal of my professional photography involves "Picture Day" photography that we perform for recreation departments, leagues and schools; photography is NOT a hobby for me, it is my work and my passion. I am also a pastel painter which lead me to perfecting artwork photography with my studio lighting. I photograph artwork for gallery submission, art show submissions, magazine submissions, giclee prints etc.
I have been a professional photographer since 1996 and instructed photography students at Maidu High in Auburn CA until I retired in 2004 and moved to Washington. I have 14 years of PhotoShop training.
As painters, we are constantly concerned with values, color and light.
Photographing artwork is all about light, values, color and reflective
When I photograph artwork I use either my Canon 5DII or my 7D. I use a cross
polarization method where appropriate.
All images are
taken in RAW format, creating files that are roughly 25 MB in size. These are of
course reduced to submission specifications
if desired. I create a color profile
for each photo session using XRite's state of the art color palette and
software. We are proficient with
PhotoShop CS 6 Creative Suite and
Camera Raw Bridge. Our processing monitor is color balanced with Eye-One Monitor
As you can see, the creating an artwork photograph is an art in itself. My images
will replicate your artwork, guaranteed!
James at work in the "darkroom". You may notice the blue blocks in the background of this photo. I
photograph children, families, business professionals and high school seniors as well.
We would love to offer you some options on your visit to our studio. First, we would love to have you involved in the processing of your artwork. You are the artist. We value your opinion and will work with you to create each file. Secondly, you can bring your easel and enjoy some time on our property. Set up along the lake, the forest clearings or amongst the boulders. And third, you are welcome to use the rope swing if you have children. WIFI is available, at no charge of course, and the coffee is fresh ground!
We are located in a home office at
the edge of a ten acre lake in Anacortes WA, just three miles from Deception
|these were taken on our immediate property|
When I am not setting my F-Stops, I enjoy
my other passion, painting, which shares a portion of my studio.
I also work in charcoal, graphite, watercolor and inks. But pastels is where I am most comfortable. I hope you
will come and enjoy some time in our studio!
Other facets to our business
We specialize in artwork photography and are listed as Anacortes, WA photographer on MarketingTool.com!