Linked Questions

0 votes
1 answer
257 views

What camera and accessories do I need for taking photos of paintings made with acrylics? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 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 ...
Kyra's user avatar
  • 105
25 votes
4 answers
7k views

How to fix uneven/gradient lighting on a canvas with white background?

I have a photo of a pencil drawing made on paper, taken with a hotshoe flash on the DSLR and two polarising filters (cross polariser technique for canvas photography). The problem now is that when ...
Simon A. Eugster's user avatar
14 votes
3 answers
1k views

How would I go about using my SLR to measure the 'greenness' of a photo?

Background My digital pictures can be read into a computer program like Matlab or R as a m x n x 3 matrix where m x n is the number of pixels observed by each of the three (red, green, and blue) ...
David LeBauer's user avatar
13 votes
3 answers
1k views

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 ...
user12010's user avatar
  • 131
4 votes
3 answers
3k views

How do I best take pictures of paintings?

I am thinking of purchasing a AF-S DX Micro Nikkor 40mm F2.8 for my Nikon D5000 in order to shoot food and paintings. Regarding paintings I am unsure how this should be done : Lighting : pro'lly no ...
Andrei Rînea's user avatar
4 votes
5 answers
3k views

How do I prevent / fix out of square images?

I took photos of a lot of different framed art pieces that I wish to sell. The frames of these art pieces are either square or rectangular. In my images, the top of the frame appears to be wider than ...
Scott's user avatar
  • 143
6 votes
4 answers
2k views

Lens for shooting paintings with Canon 550d

I am purchasing a Canon 550d primarily to document my fiance's artwork for archival purposes. I would like to know what lens or lenses you would recommend in order to minimise distortion. I will be ...
fmark's user avatar
  • 2,641
8 votes
6 answers
2k views

How can I keep lines straight when taking photos of my artwork for printing reproduction?

How to take photos of my artwork for printing reproduction? I have a Canon EOS 700D and cannot seem to get them 'straight'; they always seem askew?
Jaine's user avatar
  • 81
2 votes
2 answers
4k views

How should I position my lighting for photographing books?

This is my setup for photographing books: .. but I have issues with glossy books and magazines. I need help understanding the best place to position the lights so it covers the entire cradle (120 ...
Nimbuz's user avatar
  • 129
5 votes
3 answers
1k views

How should I light 2d artwork in a makeshift studio? What lighting products do I need?

Thanks to previous advice, I'm going to start photographing my 2d artwork (not behind glass) using the Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens. I'm operating in a room with no natural light so I have complete control ...
fmark's user avatar
  • 2,641
1 vote
3 answers
376 views

Best settings for photographing 200 paintings indoors with floodlights and a tripod

I want to photograph about 200 acrylic paintings done by a family member who now has dementia. It's meant to be a tribute in the form of a self-published book. She had painted as a hobby her entire ...
E2R0NS's user avatar
  • 113
5 votes
3 answers
160 views

Is Photography a viable option in creating digital copies of Painted Canvas, ready for high quality Prints?

I am currently helping to put together a website for an Artist, who paints to Canvas. They would like to create Printed Copies of their Painted Canvas work. The only way I can think of achieving ...
Craig's user avatar
  • 211
6 votes
2 answers
222 views

Which image sensor format for photographing oil on panel?

My wife wants to make 38"x28.5" prints from her oil on panel paintings that are 16"x12". I have enough experience with non-digital SLR photography to know that the hardest part of photographing these ...
Myer's user avatar
  • 165
3 votes
6 answers
375 views

Avoiding glare from wooden picture frames

I am trying to take a good picture of an old oil painting (a portrait) in a gold-painted wooden frame (no glass), and I’m having some trouble avoiding glare on the frame. My basic setup is this: ...
Janus Bahs Jacquet's user avatar
2 votes
2 answers
552 views

How to 'photoscan' large artwork canvases by combining multiple photos into single high resolution digital image without glare

Have a number of large (4x6 foot/ 120x180cm) acrylic paintings that I want to capture digital images of that will be suitable for re-printing large replicas of the paintings. Ideally, want to capture ...
user2330237's user avatar

15 30 50 per page