Frequent Questions and Answers
Why Spot Art?
We need your help in spreading art awareness all across the globe. Artspot has the capabilities of bringing art to areas deprived of major museums and galleries. By spotting images of art in your area and writing it’s description, the artwork you contribute can be viewed around the world, bringing different cultures together through art.
How Does Artspot Work?
- If you see a piece of art you like, take a picture of it and share it by uploading it to the Artspot community
- Comment, like, and rate artwork in your feed and see who recognizes yours
- Follow artists and art enthusiasts and see what they post
- Locate charted and previously uncharted artwork in your area
- Create your own art collection with the artwork you discover
- Go on Art Walks created by art experts and check out their favorite artwork in your area
Am I Allowed to Take Pictures in Museums or Galleries?
You can take pictures without flash, although Museums seem to be a bit more strict with their policy. Some museums have photography permitted areas, so be sure to follow their guidelines.
Can I Spot Art From home?
Well, since Artspot is also a tool to help locate art, we encourage you to only spot art in public places. This will prevent random people you don’t know dropping by your home to check out your art.
Tips & Tricks
- When you are taking a photo of artwork using your iPhone and it is too dark, align the focus square to the lightest area of the piece and the iPhone will adjust the lighting for you.
- Museum security guards can be a little intimidating especially, when they are peering over your shoulder, watching every move you make. Relax, they’re just making sure you’re not to close to the artwork or using flash photography. If any of them do ask what you’re doing, simply tell them you’re helping spread art awareness through ArtSpot. Can’t argue with that one.
- When there’s glass, there’s usually glare. It’s pretty hard to get rid of glare completely but if you move around the piece of art, certain angles that are better than others.