Required Reading:
Documenting Your Work

Why we’re doing this:  
We will develop our professional skills by practicing digitally archiving our work.  It is important to learn how to create effective high-quality photos because it will not only prepare us for the basic requirements of being an arts professional, it is also a skill that will help you in any field.

What’s required:
1.) Scan or photograph (I recommend scanning when possible) all the assignments from this semester (excluding journal entries).  The files must be 300dpi and no smaller than 7″ in the largest direction. Make sure the color settings are set correctly with the scanner (do a test scan to see if it is working), or if you are photographing, make sure the lighting is even and/or that you are color-correcting in Photoshop.  The images you submit must look like your original paintings.
2.) Be sure to crop the images to include only the artwork (no space beyond the edge of the work).
3.) Save all these files to a disk (I recommend a DVD, but if you want to give me a thumb drive you won’t get back, that’s fine too).

All the images should be named as follows:

    (it starts with your last name in CAPS, then has a number)

4.) Label the DVD with your full name, “Painting I Documentation”, Fall 2013
5.) Bring the DVD to class at our last session of class. Arrive with the DVD finished – do not be labeling it or burning it to DVD in class.  We will turn these in a the very start of our session.

Grading Criteria (20 points):
– All assignments are included on the CD
– Lighting is even across each artwork
– Color quality must be accurate in comparison to the original piece
– Images are cleanly cropped (see description above)
– Correct file names as described above
– Turned in on time