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How can I get perfect sharpness when shooting still art?

I've been trying to shoot some marble sculpture that are well lit on a studio wall. The photos are coming out well and perfectly useable.. but I'm striving for something better. My issue is with ...
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How do I ensure good color reproduction when photographing paintings with a mid-level DSLR?

I'm a casual photographer with an APS-C camera (Pentax K-5) and a set of proper lenses. Someone asked me if I could photograph his oil paintings for a catalog. It's a low priority job to him, he just ...
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How can I best photograph a logo on a floor tile for reconstruction of the original image?

The original drawing of the local school logo is lost forever and I need to get one for a website. All that now exists is one on a floor tile (low-res version attached) taken with a Panasonic ...
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What is the best way to photograph oil paintings with a film camera?

I want to photograph my oil paintings to keep as a record and if possible, to print from. I want to know if its best to use a slide film. I want to use my Pentax ME Super 35mm SLR Film Camera. I am ...
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What equipment would I need for reproducing artwork for a gallery catalog?

I have been posed the following question in one of my assignments. I would like to get some feedback on my answer, and possible some suggestions :). "A large art gallery has hired you to photograph ...
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How to build a digital reprography system on a budget?

I am a cartoon artists and illustrator and my A3 flatbed scanner just broke. A good A3 (11"x17") scanner costs somewhere between $1500-2000 usd/eur, so I am asking myself, if I could not put ...
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What are the best practices for taking pictures of a canvas?

Please share your experience about: Lighting Objectives Setup Colorimetry Photo-Editing ...