You know how strange photos can look when you hold a camera at a crazy angle -- those shots can be quite fun and help people see the world in a new way.
But when you are trying to document artwork accurately it's best to avoid any distortions.
This little key-chain size bubble level is a really handy tool for just that. I'm not sure where I picked this up, it's been floating around the studio for so long now. It was probably an impulse buy at the checkout counter of a hardware store. If you have any leads as to where folks can find one, please do share in the comments below.
You can use this tiny bubble level to adjust your tripod so that your camera is level in every direction, as well as eliminating any front/back tilt. Capture images of your artwork on the straight and level first -- then put away the level and have fun with all those crazy angles.