Art Imaging

Set photos showing capture of image tiles for Arlene Mead painting for 30-foot print for elevator installation.

How to Exhibit Artwork Online

The world has changed for just about everyone. In the past, artists would exhibit their work in galleries and museums, providing a visual treat for all those people who would jam together in one space to experience the work. However, that may not be possible for the foreseeable future. To continue exhibiting artworks, we are all much more dependent on quality photography of the objects so that the work can be enjoyed in virtual exhibitions….

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Curbside Drop Off

No-touch Photography Service – Our new, no-contact “curbside service” allows us to follow social distancing recommendations and remain safe. We’ll even communicate about your project and scheduling via email or phone – so really – no touching! Bringing objects to the studio to be photographed will operate much like restaurant take-out – except it won’t satisfy your hunger 😉 At your scheduled time, simply drive up to the studio door and I’ll remove the objects…

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len poteshman snail the scientific photographer

Adapting to these new times

On the plus side, most artists can engage in their creative endeavors in the solitude of their studios, homes or outdoor locations. On the minus side, exhibiting artwork has changed considerably. Currently, museums and galleries are closed to avoid large public gatherings. Many have shifted to “virtual exhibitions.” We are all shifting how we work and enjoy art, and those changes will likely continue for some time into the future. With the rapid increase in…

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scott miles photographing columbian art

Who We Are / What We Do

Scott Miles is the owner and primary media producer serving museums, private collectors, artists, researchers and others by providing photography of art and historical artifacts, architectural and historical sites, and video production of stories of artists and history.   Specialized in-studio, on-site and on-demand services include: Digital image capture and image processing of collection objects for museums and private collectors Scientific photography techniques (multispectral imaging, high-speed video capture, photomicrography, macro-photography, stop-action photography advanced lighting methods;…

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Introducing W. Scott Miles the Artist

You know me as The Scientific Photographer, working to document and preserve both private and museums’ art collections. My passion stems from a love of the intersection between science and art, which, to date, has been presented to the world through photographing others’ art work. But there’s more than meets the eye, and I’d like to invite you to meet me, W. Scott Miles, as an individual artist. My personal expression has been developing alongside…

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Len Poteshman Mixed Media

Six Reasons to Document Your Art Collection

You’ve spent a lot of time and energy building your personal art collection. It represents you, your style, your values, and so much more. You’re proud of your collection and have taken important steps to ensure its longevity. So have you documented it all? Documenting your art collection does more than create a sense of security and help your heirs and future generations; it also provides critical provenance information in an archive form, and establishes a record…

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The Scientific Photographer (c) 2018

Artwork on the Rise

Your artwork will be installed where? That was my question to painter Arlene Mead when she came to The Scientific Photographer for a unique project. She had been commissioned to install one of her paintings in an elevator shaft in a private residence. Technically challenging projects are a real treat for me. I get to push my problem-solving skills and the successful outcome feels well-earned. For Arlene, we needed to photograph her 24-inch wide by 80-inch tall painting and…

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Sculpture by Len Poteshman

Is your art collection invisible?

A family’s art collection is always among the most valued of possessions. However, it can be very challenging to document and care for a collection. Sometimes an accomplished artist passes away and his or her heirs accept the mantle of responsibility for preserving that legacy as it was in the case of Len Poteshman. And, sometimes a couple downsizes their home and must place a cherished collection into storage. Many changes in life necessitate finding…

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