Lighting advice for photographing artwork...

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Lighting advice for photographing artwork...

I have been asked to photograph some artwork (watercolour) for local student artists (not commercial) for archive/information rather than reproduction/prints. The artwork should be about A3 maximum and some will unfortunately be behind glass.

My thinking at this stage would be to use two studio flash units (500W) with black/white umbrellas (reflex) at 45degrees each side of the artwork at around 2 metres from the artwork.

This will need to be done indoors so outside natural light is not an option.

I would appreciate any comments as to this approach or other options or advice.

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