|'One November Morning' 6x8 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
So I am going to start an occasional blog topic of 'Artist Photo Tips'. These will be tips designed to help us all make better use of reference photos. Today I'll start with a simple photo storage tip.
|I like to pop a painting into a frame to see if I think it is finished|
The perfect little storage envelope for contact sheet photos. You can get 100 of these envelopes for 99 cents on ebay! I think I'll order some clear ones which will make it easier to see the photos inside.
Since they are so thin and inexpensive I decided to take this storage idea a step further. I will use a separate envelope for photos that could be grouped together for a series. This way I can easily work on more than one series at a time without getting my piles of photos mixed up. If I am not in the mood for a Lowcountry painting I can pick up my envelope of Southwest photos and see if any of them spark some excitement.
How do you keep you reference photos organized?