About

Wenc Photo is a Chicago-based service specializing in artwork photography for artists, galleries, and collectors.

geometric abstract painting

Kristin WencOn Point

painting of two foxes attacking one another

Laura CatherwoodRupture

tea bowl

Renee Baltzell, Tea bowl

floral collage

Jan ReaganPollination Garden

koi painting

Jeremy NovyTogether

pop art painting

Chris Peldo, Hey, Gang! Dig That!

Wenc Photo, founded by photographer Matt Wenc, is a Chicago-based service specializing in photographing artwork for artists, galleries, and collectors.

Artists need accurate images to successfully represent themselves in today’s digitally-driven art world. High-resolution images with proper lighting and accurate color can make all the difference when collectors, galleries, and jurors consider your work.

Whether you need images for an online portfolio, a sales platform, social media, print reproduction, or NFTs, Wenc Photo is your partner. I am dedicated to providing you with quality images at a great price.

Check out some examples of my work in the slide show above, and contact me to start collaborating.

Check out some examples of my work in the slide show to the left, and contact me to start collaborating.

Services

Location

In most cases, photo shoots take place at my studio. I understand that artwork size or site-specific needs may require an on-location photo shoot. We will work together to identify the location that will yield the best results.

Equipment & Process

  • Fujifilm GFX 100S 102 megapixel camera and Fujifilm GF prime lenses offers ultra-high resolution.
  • Nikon Z7 45.7 megapixel camera and Nikon S prime lenses capture exceptional detail.
  • Professional studio strobe lighting with filters eliminates glare from glossy or reflective surfaces. This is particularly effective for oil paintings or works covered with resin.
  • Datacolor® color management target and software ensures accurate and consistent color.
  • Tethered studio setup provides immediate image previews within Adobe Lightroom.
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Full Image
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Considerations

Depending on your intended use of the images, we will determine if a full-frame or medium-format camera will be used during your photo shoot.

Deliverables

I make every effort to provide my clients with final images within 2 business days of the photo shoot.

Rates

I provide three tiers of service to best meet my clients' diverse needs. All tiers include the delivery of your artwork in three file formats:

I provide three tiers of service to best meet my clients' diverse needs. All tiers include the delivery of your artwork in three file formats.

Need a different file format? Just ask.

File Types Provided:

  • High-resolution TIFF (ProPhoto RGB)
  • Web-friendly JPG (sRGB)
  • Full-size JPG (sRGB)

Need a different file format? Just ask.


Tier 1

  • Starting at $30 per artwork
  • 2-D artwork is cropped to the edge of the piece.
  • 3-D artwork is documented from one direction.
  • 3 files delivered for each piece of artwork.
realistic painting
Joseph Renda Jr.Through Innocent Eyes
Oil & spray-paint on aluminum panel

Image cropped to edge of artwork.

Tier 2

  • Starting at $35 per artwork
  • Client receives images from Tier 1, plus:
  • 2-D artwork on white background, with or without a drop shadow.
  • 3-D artwork is documented from an additional direction.
  • 6 files delivered for each piece of artwork.
realistic painting

Artwork on white background with drop shadow.

realistic painting

Artwork on white background without drop shadow.

Tier 3

  • Starting at $40 per artwork
  • For 2-D artwork only.
  • Client receives images from Tier 1 and Tier 2, plus an image documenting the artwork from the side. The additional view is useful for artwork that has developed edges.
  • 9 files delivered for each piece of artwork.
realistic painting

Artwork captured from the side.

Delivery & Payment

When your images are ready, you will receive an invoice that includes a link to download your files. Payment within 5-7 business days is appreciated.

Payment Methods

Wenc Photo accepts all major credit cards and ACH bank transfers.

Additional Fees

For 2-D artwork under glass or plexiglass, or containing metallic materials, there is an additional $10 fee per artwork.

There is an additional $15 fee for each 2-D artwork that measures 72 inches or larger in any direction.

There is a three artwork minimum and a $75 fee for on-location photo shoots.

For travel greater than 20 miles from my studio, an additional $2.00/mile charge will apply.

Get Started

Begin the process of scheduling your photo shoot by completing the following form. Expect a reply within a maximum of 1-2 business days.

Photo Shoot Guidelines

When preparing for your session, please note the following:

  • Frames - 2-D artwork is best unframed, unless the frame is integral to the piece or must be documented for selling purposes. Frames can cause unwanted shadows and reflected color that impact image accuracy.
  • Glass or Plexiglass - Removing 2-D artwork that is behind glass or plexiglass before being photographed is preferred. If not removed, there is a $10 fee per artwork to eliminate reflections and glare.
  • Artwork Size - The maximum artwork dimensions for photo shoots at my studio are typically 60 x 60 inches. Artwork exceeding these dimensions will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Artwork dimensions for on-location sessions will be based on the space available for lighting and camera equipment.

Contact

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Address

1821 West Hubbard Street
Suite 307, Studio 11
Chicago, Illinois 60622

Hours

Day and evening photo shoots are available by appointment only.

Contact Form

Use the following form to contact us with general questions. Expect a reply within a maximum of 1-2 business days.