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Monday, May 8, 2017
New Photography Trends
Call me old fashioned, or just call me old, but I am not liking a new trend in photographing pottery. I am sure you have seen it... solid white background, often over-exposed. The pots look like they are floating in air. Edges are not crisp, and often the colors are inaccurate. I am not totally against the white back drop... in some situations it works. There are some Etsy shops that use it and it is appealing if the work is in focus. I was curious if potters are using this new technique to apply for shows, and is it acceptable? I figured that the best place to take a look is the 2016 Strictly Functional Show. The majority of the work is photographed with the traditional gray scale background. There are some with the stark white background. Here is a link to the 2016 show: