photographing textile arts

Christine Aguila christine at caguila.com
Mon Jun 22 06:07:09 EDT 2020



> On Jun 21, 2020, at 5:19 PM, Larry Colen <lrc at red4est.com> wrote:
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>> On Jun 21, 2020, at 2:48 PM, Christine Aguila <christine at caguila.com> wrote:
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>> Hi Everyone!
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>> Hope all is well!  
>> 
>> Quick question:
>> I’d like to develop skills used to photograph the textile arts—which can often include fabrics with beads and metals and sequins etc.
>> So, has anyone done this kind of work?  Any recommendations? Tips? Resources?
>> 
>> Also, any tips for ways and stands for hanging the art so it can be photographed? 
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> Depending on the fabric, you might want something with some pin points sticking up from it to hold the fabric tight.  Maybe take some plywood and drill some holes just big enough for some fabric pins.

Yep, I was thinking of something like this.



> As to lighting, Light, Science and Magic is a great resource for how to light some of those challenging materials.

I’ll be sure to check out this title!
Thanks, Larry!

Cheers, Christine 


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