How do I document work quickly and easily?

You CAN use a phone camera! Here are some tips and best practices.

Snapping mobile phone photos is quick and easy—it’s also easy to get many details.

Suggestions for what to photograph:

  • Details that you love
  • Overall layout of a book page
  • Photograph the object in your hand to show scale
  • Include page numbers of books
  • Cover of a book
  • Copyright or title page of a publication
  • Spine of a book
  • Multiple, related items in one photograph

Adapted from Kate Long’s presentation at AIGA DEC SHIFT{ed} conference in August 2021. (Presentation by Kate found at 50:20 in the video)