Photographing oil Paintings

Started Oct 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
xtranch
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Re: Photographing oil Paintings
In reply to Bonsainz, Oct 17, 2012

I do this quite a lot. I have an area in my house that has glass on three sides. I use natural light with no sun directly on the work. The work goes on an easel, the d800 with a 50mm lens on a tripod, being careful to keep the camera at a right angle to the work. Then its a matter of using correct profiles, white balance, and screen calibration. when printing I prefer to have the work visible, illuminated with a sunlight spectrum light so I can compare it to the screen and print. This is a simple but effective method for me, I am just an amateur and do this for local artists who want prints.

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