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How to Get the Most From Your Digital Camera

January 12, 2017

Learn some tips and tricks on how to photograph your artwork. During February's Carbon County Art League Meeting. The presentation led by Jim Denicola is about how to get the most from your digital camera.



What do all the letters and numbers mean? We will discuss an overview of the Exposure Triangle, Camera and scene Modes and Lighting.


Use these tips and tricks to take beautiful photography or to take exceptional photos of your original artwork. When photographing your own artwork to sell online or enter exhibitions here are a couple tips:

  • Use natural daylight or daylight light bulbs

  • Hold your camera at the same angle as the painting to avoid getting any perspective

  • Avoid glare - you can use something as simple as a white sheet or poster board to reflect light

  • Shoot high resolution images (but reduce the image quality to 72 dpi to use for online images)


About the Presenter

Jim is a retired Mechanical Engineer working the past 25 years in Sales and Marketing for a major building materials manufacturer and distributing company. His first love of photography started when he was eight years old as a Cub Scout earning a merit badge in Photography with a little C-126 film camera given to him by his uncle. When he graced retirement's front door, photography welcomed him again. Jim loves that photography allows him to capture special moments in time that otherwise would be lost. He has always loved capturing his son's sports moments and now his grandchildren’s lives along with a great passion for the simplistic beauty of the outdoors.


About the Palmerton Camera Club

Palmerton Camera Club founded in 1947 and is oldest active camera club in our area. We have been a member of the PSA for 60 years. Our members come from all walks of life, retirees, professionals, students, blue collar and white collar , beginners to advanced. Jim Denicola has been president for the past two years.


The meeting is free to attend.


 We encourage you to join the Carbon County Art League to help support the arts and artists in and around Carbon County. For more information about the Carbon County Art League visit carboncountyart.com.

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