Artist Photo Services - Serving Greater Los Angeles

SERVING GREATER LOS ANGELES            PHONE      EMAIL

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 paintings around 2010, but because in years past I worked (among other things) as a color separator, stat camera operator and copy stand camera operator, I've had the interest in the lenses and overall gestalt for quite a while. Once I got through the Herculean task of photographing my own work to my own satisfaction, I thought Why not make a go of it as a business?

SESSION VS SERVICE BUREAU

I consider it session photography, as distinct from the service bureau business model. If an artist has a body of work to photograph, or just two or three pieces, I structure the photography and the fee according to a session model, not a simple pay-per-click. Obviously the better value is in doing more at once, but also I speak with the artist to gain an understanding of their specific goals, their past experience with photographing their work, and wishes and expectations in future photographic presentation.

COLOR CORRECTION

Basic color correction is included in the photography fee. Proofing -- customer verification that color and contrast are accurate -- is done online. By using matched (digital and physical) color scales in the photography, an excellent baseline is established for color and contrast. Once approved, the client then receives all files.

ADD-ON SERVICES FOR THE ARTIST

Being a graphic designer, I can provide additional services as needed. For example, every artist needs images for presentation in various formats: web and commercial printing being the most used, and fine art giclée being the most talked-about. I offer advice, service and instruction in preparing for all targeted formats.

The main point being all formats require proofing. The color correction included in the photography delivers a finished product ready for web presentation. The delivered files provide an excellent starting point for color proofing for print. More on pre-press proofing.

GOAL ORIENTED INSTRUCTION

I also offer instruction to those artists who would like to learn how to shoot their own work. For this reason, I use relatively inexpensive equipment. While there are limits to all technology, I make it a point to understand the artist's goals and expectation for the work, so we're always moving forward with clear understanding of the final goal, the finished product.


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