ARTIST PHOTO SERVICES - Serving Greater Los AngelesArtist Photo Services - Serving Greater Los Angeles

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PHOTOGRAPH YOUR ARTWORK

Finest quality photography and specialized services suited to the needs of the individual artist.

DIGITIZE YOUR ARCHIVE

Convert, index and organize photo prints, slides and negatives to best quality digital images.


ABOUT ARTIST PHOTO SERVICES


I am a painter, graphic designer and photographer. I began photographing my own work about ten years ago, and because in years past I worked (among other things) as a color separator, stat camera operator and copy stand camera operator, I possess the know-how and a keen interest in the technique and the technology. While there were practical hurdles as well as popular shibboleths to overcome, once I got through the Herculean task of photographing my own work, I decided to make a go of it as a business.

SESSION VS SERVICE BUREAU

Whether an artist has a body of work to photograph, or just two or three pieces, I structure the photography according to a session model. It's not pay-per-click, as in the service bureau model. Before we begin, I make it a point to gain an understanding of the artist's attitude toward the work, the materials and media used, specific practical goals, past experience with photographing the work, and the artist's wishes and expectations in future photographic presentation.

COLOR CORRECTION

Basic color correction is included in the photography service. Proofing -- verification that color and contrast are accurate -- is done online, usually within a few days of photography. By using matched digital and physical color scales in the photography, an excellent baseline is established for correct color and contrast. Once approved, the client then receives all image files.

ADD-ON SERVICES FOR THE ARTIST

Every artist needs images for presentation in various formats: web and commercial offset printing being the most used, and fine art giclée being the most talked-about. Therefore additional design and communication services are offered, including file prepararation specific to various print media.

A central point is that all formats require proofing. The color correction service included in the photography delivers an image ready for web presentation -- proofed on a web browser. This process also yields color corrected working files which provide an excellent starting point for subsequent color proofing for print. More on pre-press proofing.

GOAL ORIENTED INSTRUCTION

For those artists who wish to learn to photograph and color correct their work, I offer instruction at an hourly or package rate. I use relatively inexpensive equipment, thus avoiding needless added costs for an artist who has the ability and desire to pursue their own photography. The course includes basic instruction in Adobe Photoshop, is defined and always moves forward with clear mutual understanding of goals.


DIGITIZE & INDEX YOUR PHOTO ARCHIVE - PRINTS, NEGATIVES, SLIDES

With the right tools and know-how, digital photography can produce superior quality at a much faster rate of input than scanning. For those clients who wish to digitize and organize a film (slide or negative) or print archive, I offer affordable package rates, as well as comprehensive planning and indexing. A preliminary test for image quality, formatting and metadata is included in the service, so there are no surprises.

PHOTO RETOUCHING & RESTORATION - CLIENT-PROVIDED MATERIAL

If the artwork is sold, and the only photos you have are not to your liking, I offer color correction and retouching of client-provided image files. Get in touch and I'll make a quick assessment.

For artists and non-artists alike, I also offer photo retouching and restoration. Please see Artist Photo Services' yelp page to view samples.


ARTIST PHOTO SERVICES

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Photography, Retouching & Color Correction

Design & Creative Services
for Social Media, E-Commerce

Offset Printing & Fine Art Giclée

Photo Restoration & Film Digitizing

Training & Instruction