Photographing Art for Reproduction

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GlimpseUK New Member • Posts: 10
Photographing Art for Reproduction

Hi, new member so please go easy and excuse my lack of knowledge!

I have a picture framing business and reproduce quite a lot of photos and art for customers. I use an Epson V550 for smaller stuff, and can "stitch" scans together for bigger items but it's not very practical.

I'd like to invest in a set up to photograph artists' work (larger paintings, oils, print, collages etc) but only have a basic understanding of photographic equipment. I have an aging Canon DSLR but it's nowhere near high enough resolution, so needs replacing.

I've done a bit of research, but would welcome any advice from people who have done this sort of thing. I come from a print/design background, so have a good understanding of colour repro etc, so if I can get the right equipment, I should (I hope!) be able to achieve reasonable results. I understand that cross polarising would be beneficial, so I'd like to choose equipment that would work well for this.

So, main questions are:

• Is there any benefit with a full-frame for this type of work? Or would I be better spending the money on the lens?
• Is a 50mm prime the best lens for this job?
• What type of lighting would be best for cross polarising filters?

Any other advice would be hugely appreciated!

Many thanks in advance...

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