The above acrylic expressionist paintings of the Burmese countryside
and many other paintings
are for sale. They will be of
interest to European art collectors and those who appreciate the
landscapes and cultures of Myanmar. The images above are paintings
done by an experienced lady
artist, KWK (Khin Win Kyi), born in 1952. Paintings by other Myanmar artists like
are available for sale. They make great presents to
HOW TO TAKE GOOD
PICTURES OF ART PIECES INDOORS
Kong Yuen, BVMS (Glasgow), MRCVS
Case written: 16 June 2009
Updated: 31 July 2013
HANDS ON EXPERIENCE Taking images of paintings in art galleries
or indoors need some instructions. I visited one Art
Gallery in 2009 and the artist was kind enough to teach me
how to use my Canon DSLR camera. These are the
1. Use a tripod.
2. Set to Auto-focus
3. Set to Manual (M) Mode.
4. Adjust the White Balance by pointing the camera
at a white area if possible. If not a light yellow
area inside the art gallery.
5. Look at the view finder.
6. Press the shooting button half-way. You will see
the camera settings particularly the aperture "iris"
and the distance readings. On the camera, set the
needle to mid-point by turning the dials for the
aperture and distance readings. (I need to provide
the proper technical terms later).
7. When the needle is in the middle, the auto-focus
is on. Press the button. Reasonably good pictures
(without flash causing bad spots) are produced as
Hands-on experience is important for the veterinary student if he
wants to produce good pictures for his veterinary project.
Instructions from experienced photographers is better than
reading the dull manual but you need to be proactive and network.
For top quality indoor photography of paintings and friends, you
will need a better digital camera and also to know how to use the Manual Mode and the settings.
Students: Create beautiful pictures rather than consume by
spending lots of your spare time and energy on online gaming,
pubs and parties. Good photography skills give you an edge in
looking for good jobs (and maybe good spouses) as most of your
peers cannot be bothered with being skilful at photography.
Start today. It takes time to be productive and competent.
Most people appreciate presents of beautiful pictures and
remember you for your kind thoughts.