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Re: [teacherartexchange] Need Advice With Digital Entries


From: Marvin Bartel (marvinpb_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Jul 15 2005 - 06:41:45 PDT

For entries to a show, I suggest ---

1. Require a CD with original camera files of 3 or more megapixels.
Specify that camera be set to save the images as .jpg (not raw) at
the highest camera resolution.
Allow absolutely NO cropping, sizing, or digital manipulation of the files.

2. Specify a printed letter size sheet with camera file numbers and
specifics about artist, address, e-mail, phone number, title, media,
creation process, size, date of creation, photo release signature,
artist statement (if needed), etc.

3. Jury them using a high quality high resolution projector in a room
darkened enough so ambient light does not hit the screen. Check you
computer/projector color by having a sample image of your own to
compare with original art to witness the color balance. I would take
a photo of a Kodak Color Checker card, but you could use a painting
that includes all colors photographed in correct light for you camera

4. Jury images by projecting them using a program (such as Photoshop)
that handles .jpg files of any size. Set View to Full Screen so it
does not matter what size the image is saved at.

5. Depend on your own graphic designer to prepare images needed for printing.

Marvin Bartel, Ed.D., Professor of Art Emeritus
Goshen College, 1700 South Main, Goshen IN 46526
studio phone: 574-533-0171
"You can't never know how to do it before you never did it before."
... a kindergarten boy working with clay for the first time.

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