Here are more recommendations to keep in mind for the best slides of your artwork:
- Since each slide is only viewed briefly, it is imperative that your photos be sharp and in focus.
- Keep your art centered and straight.
- Consider hiring a professional photographer for the most important jobs.
- Digital files or film can give equally good results, so don't worry which you have.
- Shoot at the largest size your digital camera can take.
- Save the photo as a TIFF file if your camera allows you to do so - otherwise the highest quality JPEG file.
- Use a 3 or 4 Megapixel camera if possible. Bigger is better.
- If you have to use artifical light, use two lights set to the sides of your art to minimize shadows.
- 60 watt bulbs in low-cost clamp-on aluminum reflectors will be enough light in most cases.
- For sculpture or other 3D objects, one 100 watt light bounced off a white ceiling will provide shadow-free lighting.
- If you have dirt or blemishes that show on a digital file, by all means use Photoshop or a similar program to eliminate them. If you can't, we can retouch them for you.
- If we make corrections to your files, ask for a copy of the file if you plan to use it again.
- Make sure you request enough copies to meet your needs. The additional ones are less expensive when ordered with the originals.
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Production of these items has ended. This page is for information only. Photographic Specialties is no longer producing slides and transparencies. I have been self-employed for 35 years, but looking forward to retirement since my wife died five years ago. With the decline of conventional photography and the recent recession, the availability of film and chemicals as well as the volume of work has declined to such an extent that it is no longer possible to have fresh chemicals to develop film. I hope that if you still need conventional slides and transparencies, you will be able to find someone who can produce them for you. Thank you for your orders over the years.
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