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Data we need to do your entry
Email data to: Cyndi at:
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Or snail mail your neatly printed information plus
two photos of your work to the address below.
 Your name
 Your media
 Business name
 Mailing address
 Phone number
 Email address
 Website address
 Short description of your work -
* describe the medium, style or
* 25 words or less (will edit if longer)
* it is not necessary to use complete sentences
* you should not repeat your name in the description as it will be listed on
the address page
 Two (2) images of your work !
* scanned / saved at 144 dpi or higher
* size = minimum 600 pixels on longest side
* save as jpg, highest quality
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West Virginia Art & Craft Guild
c/o Cyndi Bolt
374 Edds Branch Road
Wayne, WV 25570
Send dues to -
West Virginia Art and Craft Guild
7257 Smithville Road
Harrisville, WV 26362 - 7010
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A Few Photography Tips -
(This is the biggie!)
1) Photograph the work, not the background -
75% of the photo should be of your work. Avoid having too much background. I will edit it out. If you have props in the image, keep them simple.
2) A simple background is best -
A blank white surface is usually the best on which to photo your work. If you use fabric, iron it first to eliminate distracting wrinkles.
3) Use daylight lighting -
a) Use an outdoor setting with an white/even colored background, not in direct sunlight.
b) Use an indoor setting of daylight CFL's with an white/even colored background. Use plenty of light. One light is not enough. Try to light the object from at least two sides.
4) Send 144 resolution images, minimum -
Some images need a little adjustment such as brightening or cropping. I need some latitude to re-save the image without quality loss. Images are reduced in size and resolution to fit in the gallery space.
5) You can send large original images -
Since I now (finally!) have higher speed internet, you can send the original image and I can adjust it for you. Final appearance is yours to decide, if you feel it should be adjusted differently.
6) A darker'ish image is easier to adjust
than a lighter'ish one -
A dark image has more hidden digital information than a lighter one. I can lighten an image more successfully than I can darken one. Really.
7) Search "Photographing your work" to find additional tutorials and photo information. What information I can provide here is minimal at best.
- Cyndi Bolt
- Last update - 3-26-2014 -