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Photography Resources

You will want photos to document your baskets whether you are simply weaving for yourself or you want to get involved with entering juried exhibitions on a professional level. Use this collection of resources for photographing your own work or storing and organizing your images. Please consider these resources leads, not recommendations.

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Craft Photographers

Jerry Anthony - Craft Photographer
Professional product and crafts photographer from Columbus, Ohio. 

Boston Photo Imaging

Diamante Craft Photographer

Yvonne Donofrio - Photography Services for Craftsmen
Yvonne Donofrio offers photography services for jury submission to craftsmen.

David Egan - Professional Craft Photography
David Egan of Baltimore, MD offers professional object photographs and services such as duplicate slides. Workshops are available.

Jerry McCollum 
Studio photographer and fine art imaging specialist from Seattle, WA. Jury slides, transparencies and publication quality studio photography. Responsible for images for basketmakers such as Marilyn Moore, Jan Hopkins and Donna Kaplan.

John Polak Photography
Easthampton, Massachusetts producer of fine photographic images of objects and installations for fiber artists, basketmakers, craftspeople, museums and galleries. Responsible for images for basketmakers such as Elizabeth Whyte Schulze and Wendy G. Jensen

George Post
Richmond, CA photographer offers general photo services for artists and craftspeople as well as digital imagery services for ZAPP
and JAS digital jurying.


Tips and Techniques For Photographing Craft Objects

Craft Photography

Crafts Photography Articles

Digitally Photograph Your Art For Jury Slides
Article on how you can set up a studio setting to do your own photos.

Get Your Photos Ready For ZAPP

Jury Slides
Sanders Visual Images, Milwaukee, WI. Photography by Larry Sanders.

Online Jury
Discussion by Larry Berman and Chris Maher about the emerging trend towards an online jury process.

Online Product Photography Class
What You'll Learn in Shoot It! How to plan and execute a photoshoot from start to finish. Making a storyboard and shot list to create the story you want to tell. What a pro keeps in her tool kit - from lipstick to legal forms. How to capitalize on the fancy features of whatever camera you have. Directing your model and getting the hero shot Photo fundamentals like composition and color. The basics of digital editing - without expensive software


Taking High Quality Slides
Frog Pond Pottery offers this article on taking slides of your work. Their subject matter is pots, but many of the same points apply to baskets.

Photographic Products and Services


Digital Photo Greeting Card
You have made that special basket, now wouldn't you like to create a personalized photo greeting card using a photo of the basket to use to send your best wishes to family and loved ones? These high-quality, customized photo Greeting Cards with your digital picture on the cover and your message inside can also be used to announce a special gallery event or promote your work when you don't need enough items to meet a minimum print run. Measuring 5” × 7” and printed on card stock with a matte or glossy finish, they’re the same quality you’d find in a card store.

20x30 Deep Flat Matte Enlargement
You have made a fabulous basket and you have a great digital photo of it. Now make a poster sized enlargement to use to decorate your studio or workspace.

Graduated Varitone Background Paper

Graduated Varitone Photo Background Paper

How To Get Better Photos Of Your Work

Personalized Photo Gifts
Personalized Photo Gifts - Digital Photo Mug, Mouse pad, T-shirt, and more

Photographic Studio Lighting
Find the photography accessories you need if you plan to take your own photographs of your baskets and other fine crafts or artwork. Light stands, lighting kits, reflector sets, Smith Victor Ultra Cool Studio Lights with reflectors, softbox diffusers, bounce umbrellas, barn doors and replacement bulbs from manufacturers like Photoflex Starlite, Smith Victor and Interfit.

Kodak Digital Learning Center

Product Photography Lighting Lessons
Photoflex Lighting School offers these free tutorials.

Product Photography Self-Contained Lighting System
If you routinely need to photograph your finished baskets for marketing or exhibition you may benefit from this lighting system from Lightstage™.

Object Photography
SELL-IT on the net offers free online instruction on small object photography with tips on studio set up, table top lighting, seamless background papers, soft lighting cocoons, tents and much more. Equipment is available for sale, but there is a lot of free info.
Find Smith-Victor and Photoflex lighting and accessory kits, along with a full range of photographic equipment.

Scanning Your Slides

Seamless Background Paper

Seamless Background Paper

Seamless Background and Graduated Background Paper

Slides from digital images

Slides From Digital Files
Great for those times you need a jury slide, but what you have is a digital image. Other services available such as slides from prints and duplicate slides.

Smith Victor Brand Studio Lighting Accessories


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