I must admit I have struggled taking good quality photos of digital signs and billboards for years. Unfortunately, the convenience of snapping a photo on your iPhone does not apply when photographing a digital sign. If you have ever tried taking a photo of a digital billboard, you are very familiar with the “tiling” that appears (see example below).
I recently purchased a Samsung digital camera. I am not a tech nerd – so I was a little intimidated by all the options and settings. Regardless, I went out in the field on a quest to take amazing photos of my client’s digital advertisements. After pushing every possible button on the camera – my photos still looked subpar. Frustrated, I called it quits for the day and consulted Doctor Google on the optimal way to photograph digital billboards.
Through my Google search, I found all of the answers to my questions on a tutorial by Watchfire Signs. This was the most comprehensive yet easy to digest information that I have found on this topic. My photos now look award winning — ok, that is probably not true, but they do look pretty darn good.
If you need some guidance in this department here is the link to the Watchfire Tutorial on Photographing LED signs.