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What are the best practices for taking pictures of a canvas?

I currently have a 2 year old digital camera and am looking into taking professional photos of my artwork, mainly acrylic paintings. I was wondering, starting out, what is the best kind of camera and accessories that are required and which items might be a good idea to have. Would any digital camera work, or would a film camera be better?

I realize that if you take a picture with a film camera you can better guarantee the number of prints made; yet I want a digital copy of the final print (to do different things with) so that is not brought into account.

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Also photo.stackexchange.com/questions/15612/… may help. –  mattdm May 24 '12 at 21:49
    
Thanks for the help @mattdm –  Kyra May 24 '12 at 21:51
    
Also useful to take a look at photo.stackexchange.com/questions/6625/… and photo.stackexchange.com/a/14788/1359 –  James Youngman May 24 '12 at 23:13
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marked as duplicate by mattdm, dpollitt, John Cavan, Mark Whitaker, whuber Oct 17 '12 at 21:22

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Digital is better than film:

  1. easier
  2. film processing requires a pro lab.
  3. if using film, you should shoot on transparency which requires an accuracy of 1/3 of a stop.

Raw files have +/- 1 stop flexibility. Raw files have colour temp flexibility. Digital is more sensitive to subtle variations in tone ~ therefore You should mix daylight and flash lighting balanced across the exposure area. That's the best solution for paintings.

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Any specific kind brand of digital camera? Can you mention some specification for the camera that are required and/or nice to have? –  Kyra May 25 '12 at 15:04
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