How to photograph art prints

This post is brought to you from Melanie of Violet's Buds. Melanie has Bachelors of Science in Photography and provides product photography advice and services to entrepreneurs.

You've created a gorgeous work of art, and the next step is to adequately capture its beauty for your product listing. The question is, where do you start? Here are a few quick tips for photographing your art prints. 

Take the glass out of the frame

When the glass is gone, there is no tricky reflection to worry about! 

Hold the print

Build a personal feel by holding the print. You can do this by setting up a tripod and putting your camera on a timer, or have someone photograph you. 

Honey and the Hive

Or be ultra-cute, like Jesiiii, and have a couple holding the print for you.


Hang the print

Get creative and hang the print using clips and twine, clothespins and string, or washi tape against a neutral background. This gives customers an idea of how to display the print as well as giving sense of scale.  

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Stand the print against a background

If your print is on stiff paper, lean it against something small a few inches away from your backdrop. 


Add props with the print

Use props that fit the theme of the print as an addition to the background. Make sure when shooting that the subject stays in focus, not the props.  


Do you have a tried & true way to shoot your artwork or some tips? Share in the comments! 


  1. Great ideas! I especially like the idea of using some sort of prop that relates to the print. :)

  2. Awesome suggestions! I can't wait to try them out! Goodness knows I need the assistance! Thanks Melanie! c: