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Gallery

Showcasing artwork from you, our wonderful pastel artists.

We’d love for you to share your latest masterpeice here in our gallery.

Unison Colour Gallery

Submission Form

We’d love you to share your artwork on our Gallery page, but please only submit one piece of artwork in any given month.

Unison Colour Gallery

Photo Tips

General Tips

Lighting: Choose a well lit area. Non directional light is ideal, so if indoors, a fluorescent strip light above works well, rather than a spot light, or other small light source. Tungsten bulbs alter colour temperature a lot, so are not ideal. Fluorescent, LED and daylight bulbs are good.

Outdoors is more preferable, but don’t face the artwork towards the sun, or you’ll wash out some of the colour in the end photo. Avoid the middle of the day. Slightly more subdued mid-morning/evening light is better.

Gentle side lighting can help enhance the texture of the artwork.

Viewpoint: You want the camera as square on to the artwork as possible. That means the lens needs to be inline with the center of the artwork, and the center of the artwork needs to be in the center of the viewfinder. Makes sense, right?

Distance: The further away the better.  This reduces distortion by ‘flattening’ the image. Generally speaking, about 6ft away will be fine.  It’s better to be further away, and then crop the background out of the photo, than filling the viewfinder with the artwork. As long as the resulting crop is still about 1000 pixels wide/long, that’s perfect for our gallery.

DSLR and other advanced cameras

Lens choice: A mid-range telephoto lens, upwards of 100mm, is ideal. This allows you to then zoom in from further away, further ‘flattening’ the image, which is ideal.

Settings: Using a lens in its ‘middle’ settings often gives best results. So if it’s a 200mm lens, use around 100mm.  Set aperture to something around f8. No need for any shallow depth of field stuff here!

Mobile Phone Cameras

Today’s mobile phones are more than adequate to take a decent art photo. Their lenses are usually quite wide angle, so you may have to be a little nearer, but still maintain around 4ft distance and crop out the background. If your phone camera has a zoom lens, try it out, standing further away. You can always compare results from all lens options.

Have fun, and good luck!

HOW MANY MAILING LISTS DO WE HAVE?

  • We keep things simple for everyone by running a single mailing list.
  • We do, however, have the ability to send region appropriate content to subscribers who sign up on our worldwide regional network of sites, so you will get all of our updates that are relevant to you.

SUBSCRIBING AND UNSUBSCRIBING

  • To subscribe to our newsletters, use the form at the bottom of any page of our website.
  • To unsubscribe, you can use the one-click unsubscribe link at the end of any email we send you.

HOW OFTEN DO WE SEND EMAILS?

  • We send artist blogs around once a fortnight.
  • We send Unison Colour news as it comes around. We’re always working on new things, so we like to keep you informed a much as possible.
  • We send promotional news every few days, so that you’re kept in the loop on any offers we run, or new products that we add to our line.

HOW DO WE SEND OUR EMAILS?

  • Our Newsletter and marketing emails are run using Drip.com. Their privacy details can be found at www.drip.com/privacy

WHAT ABOUT YOUR DATA?

  • In relation to our newsletter mailing list, we only store your email address.
    We don’t share your data with anyone.
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General Enquiries
If you’d rather send us an email, please get in touch at:

Emma Colbert

Speciality: Wildlife

Michele Lucking

Speciality: Wildlife

Emma Colbert

Speciality: Wildlife

Michele Lucking

Speciality: Wildlife

Emma Colbert

Speciality: Wildlife

Michele Lucking

Speciality: Wildlife

Emma Colbert

Speciality: Wildlife

Michele Lucking

Speciality: Wildlife

Emma Colbert

Speciality: Wildlife

Michele Lucking

Speciality: Wildlife

Emma Colbert

Speciality: Wildlife

Michele Lucking

Speciality: Wildlife

Emma Colbert

Speciality: Wildlife

Michele Lucking

Speciality: Wildlife

Emma Colbert

Speciality: Wildlife

Michele Lucking

Speciality: Wildlife

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