GOOD ART photography of any kind has its obstacles. Many artists do not have the funds to employ professionals to shoot their work, so it becomes necessary for them to learn to do it themselves. Ideally, the image they take should be truly representative of the artwork as it looks in life; achieving this can be tricky, particu­larly for the amateur photographer.

The quilt artist faces a very unique set of chal­lenges when attempting to capture accurate images of their work; standard dimensions are often not used for fiber art and quilts in particu­lar can be very large, requiring lots of space in order to execute the wide angle shot required to photograph the entire piece.

In this article, we will explore techniques to spe­cifically help quilters take optimum photographs of their work.

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