These guidelines should help you to take a perfect photo however don’t worry if you
can’t follow them exactly. Just send what you can and we will see if we can use
NB If your painting is small enough and unframed you might find it easier to use
To avoid distortion, line camera up with centre of picture and make sure picture
is square on to camera (NB a slight angle with shade behind you can help avoid photographing
your own reflection in the glass).
Also make sure you are not too close for the camera to focus.
Ensure picture is well lit (preferably by daylight) and check for reflections from
the glass. Turn off camera flash!
If light is poor rest camera on a solid surface to avoid camera shake
Don’t forget to include the frame in the photo if you are selling it
Before sending your photo use a viewer to check digital photo is in focus
If using a digital camera it should be 2Mpixel or more
How it works
You send a photo of the artwork(s) you want to exhibit, plus other details, to the
webmaster. (This must be your own original artwork. You must not use this gallery
to sell works for or by other people).
The photo of your artwork will be put on the web site.
If someone is interested in purchasing the artwork they will contact us using the
soda.gallery email address.
The buyer will then be sent your email address(or, if you do not have email, your
telephone number or postal address).
The buyer will contact you and from then on you take over handling the sale.
The buyer might ask you to arrange delivery of the work. You must decide if you
are prepared to do this and, if so, how you will send it. You will need to agree
an additional cost with the buyer if appropriate.
The buyer will pay you directly and you take responsibility for ensuring that they
do so. A face to face cash transaction would be the most secure option.
If the sale is successful you contact the webmaster to have the photo removed from
What details do I need to supply and where do I send them?
You can use the form below to submit your details and digital photo file (see tips
on taking the photo at the bottom of this page).
You can also send the same details to the webmaster as a normal email with photo
file(s) attached The address is
If your photo is on paper you can post it to the webmaster (see address in your magazine
contacts page). If you want the photos returned please enclose a suitable size stamped
What do I have to pay?
It is free to exhibit your works on the web site and you can exhibit more than one
work. If your work is for sale and it does sell then you will be asked to pay a
commission of 10% of the selling price, up to a maximum of £5 per picture. This
will be put towards the running costs of the society. The payment should be sent
to the treasurer.
Do I have to sell my work?
No, if you just want to exhibit your favourite works then just mark the selling price
SODA is only providing a service of putting you in touch with a potential buyer.
From then on it will be a private transaction between you and the buyer. The buyer
has not been checked out by SODA. You should exercise the appropriate caution. SODA
cannot accept liability for the accuracy of the information provided or for anything
that occurs either during or after the sale.
Use this form to submit your entry to the gallery
The information marked * will be displayed on the web site
email is our preferred method of contact but if you do not have one please either
fill in your phone number or give your postal address in the ‘other information’
box making it clear how you want any buyer to contact you.