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The gear actually isn't as important in your situation as the workflow to preserve color accuracy. The main issues you'll need to consider are: Accurate white balancing when shooting. This typically involves shooting in RAW format (so you need a camera that shoots in RAW) with some type of color reference in the frame--something like a WhiBal or ...


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The color temperature of your bulbs is not as important as you seem to think. What is important if you require fairly critical color accuracy is that, regardless of the temperature their output is centered on, your bulbs need to output most if not all of the full spectrum of visible light. In general for photographic purposes you want lights with a Color ...


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I used to work as an assistant to a guy who shot accessions for the Corcoran Gallery in DC. He used a standard copy photography lighting technique with two Lowell D (now DP) hot lights reflected out of 60" silver umbrellas placed at 45° angles to the art on each side of the camera with their throw pattern overlapping a bit for greater evenness across the ...


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Are there any good alternatives? There are all kinds of reflective surfaces available. Drive over to the nearest home center and look around; you'll find: window glass sheets of various plastics such as Lexan metals like stainless steel, aluminum, and copper plastic laminate glass tiles and glazed ceramic tiles mirrored glass For that matter, look ...


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Some general recomendations. 1) The resolution of the file. You need at least 150 ppi for this. At 3 ft you need 3x12x150=5400px on the long side. So you need a 24Mpx file at least. 2) You want a sharp lens. Try a Prime lens for this. The longer focal length the better becouse you reduce barrel distortion. Lets say an 85mm. 3) Good ilumination. a) You ...


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Frankly, you don't need a new lens, although there's certainly better glass to be had than what's in your bag. You need lighting gear. Portraits are basically made by the lighting, not so much the camera and lens (see the Strobist and Tangents). And the idea that better gear gets you a better keeper rate doesn't always hold true. Better sharpness, lower ...


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A few thoughts : Thinking of buying a compact camera that can make good quality shots. There's an old saying ( which is true ) that good photographers take good photos, cameras don't. Learning technique is very important. Does the Sony A5000 represent a good value ? This rather depends on you. It's wasted if you just expect the camera to take ...


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Generally speaking for portrait and event photography I would recommend getting rid of everything but the 100mm macro. Pickup a 24-70mm f/2.8 and 70-200mm f/2.8. Beyond a general recommendation I can't tell you much more. What I would recommend is bringing your images into software such as Adobe Lightroom that allows you to see the percentage of images ...


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Commercial photography is all about building brands. You have to be a master at the technical and artistic aspects of photography to receive a commercial photography assignment and successfully produce the desired result. Think about what you want to specialize in as commercial photography includes a wide range of distinct areas. If you want to focus in on ...


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All the other answers are correct. However there is one aspect missing: Don't expect more than what is technically possible Art is the single most demanding type of photography because it asks for colour accuracy. More often than not it is impossible to create a colour-correct print of an artwork. The reason is simple: The colours that Artists use are ...


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Your best bet is to totally design it yourself. Take a look at this link for some ideas: mechanical shutter release Google Search


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You can use the camera for high resolution astrophotography of the planets for example, if you also have a telescope and you're willing to take the camera apart. Some (paid) tutorials can be found here http://www.damianpeach.com/dvd.htm, but you can easily find more info online about the topic. The learning curve is very steep and I'd recommend that you use ...



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