Artist Profile Details

Kerry photographing gallery work for use with this website

Would you Like an Artist Profile on this Website?

All you have to do is send an email to Kerry Youde (see Contact Us page for address) containing all the useful goodies you want to have on your profile. Below is listed all the specific requirements and related information. Remember we can’t help you if you don’t help us. If you require assistance in gathering these resources we are here to help, just ask and we’ll organise someone to help.

There is no cost involved; this is a service to help our artists develop their profile, sell their work and network other resources such as the Burra Regional Art Gallery.

General Requirements for the Website

NOTE: A quick photo/image requirement that will satisfy the entire site is if you make all images larger than 960 pixels wide.

  • Your artist name, that is, how you would like to be known.
  • A photo of yourself if you wish. It’s preferable that the artist profile Feature Image contains the photo of the artist. See Specific Requirements below.
  • Some photos of your artworks, as many as you like. See Specific Requirements below.
  • A list of information about the photos you provide. This is used as caption text that provides the reader and potential buyer with relevant information about the work. See Specific Requirements below. Don’t forget to add the file name of the photo/image to the each items information so we can match them up.
  • Profile text about yourself and your work that would be interesting to a reader or potential buyer. We don’t want to impose too many limitations but please don’t make it unnecessarily long.

Specific Requirements for the Website

The website operates with a strictness that technology often does. For the website to function well, show your work at its best and provide the reader with relevant information we must try our best to start by meeting the minimum requirements listed below.

Feature Photo
This is used on the front of the website in the feature slider. Its function is to give a visual summary of its related article. It also contains a small section of text used to the same end. The specific requirements for this photo/image are: The published dimensions are 960×440 pixels; ppi doesn’t matter if you go by pixel count. This is a very-wide-landscape ratio photo/image. But sometimes we feel the need to do some cropping and/or editing so it is preferred if you send a photo/image larger than required.

General Photos
These are used throughout the article. The specific requirements for these photo/image are: The published dimensions are 640 pixels wide, height isn’t limited by the design of the site and ppi doesn’t matter if you go by pixel count. But sometimes we feel the need to do some cropping and/or editing so it is preferred if you send a photo/image larger than required.

Photo Information, Captions
This information is used in the website in the form of captioning which appears just below the related photo/image. Here we wish to have relevant information such as:

  • Name of the work.
  • Price, if applicable.
  • Medium/s.
  • Dimension. When your work is placed on the website there is otherwise no indication of its size. Little and big, they all come up the same!
  • Description if you like.

Additional Information

If you subsequently decide you want changes made or have profile removed please send the website administrator an email with the appropriate information. If you request a removal we will do our best to authenticate the request before doing so.

Pass this on to your BRAG artist friends who do not have broadband, we can help them too.

If you already have a website and would like to be added to our “links”, let us know your details. If this is the case, and is not inappropriate, we request that you place a link to the Burra Regional Art Gallery website onto your site in exchange.

In the event of sales through this site, commission remains at 30%, with 20% for Friends of the Gallery.

Tips in Photographing your Work

When photographing your work consider the lighting consistency and reduce subsequent shadowing that doesn’t confuse the photo, this applies to three-dimensional work as well. The colour of the room can change the nature of colour, but as artists you are no doubt aware of this. Generally speaking using direct flash isn’t advisable as it tends to wash out the colour and flatten the image.

Three-dimensional works are especially effected by this flattening effect of the flash. Generally don’t have the light source too high above the work as the shadows are likely to confuse photo. Having unrelated shadows in the scene can have the same subtractive effect. More than one light source is good. A softer light approaching the object from behind, off the side can create nice highlights along edges and reduce dark edges when undesired. A second, stronger light approaching the object from the front-side, above eye level acts as the main source of illumination. Sometimes a nice touch is to make one of the light sources warmer than the other. Have fun trying different things out, but I digress into the work of photographic art.

Additionally if you are taking you’re photos of work behind glass take the photo on a slight angle. This can help remove you and the camera from the photo. This is especially relevant if the flash or other lighting such as lights, windows etc. are reflecting in the glass. As long as you don’t create too much of an angle and send us the highest resolution you can, we can straighten the photo up with relative ease. Too much angle will cause linear distortion and blurring. If the photo is too small it may cause some overall blurring. Try to position yourself and the frame so that there is as little reflection as possible.

We look forward to seeing your works and reading about your art/craft.