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03-30-2007, 12:43 PM
Here is a rendering of wind turbines near our community. There are hundreds of them around the area. I need to learn how to photo paintings as there is to much glare.

03-30-2007, 01:00 PM
get the painting either outside or near the biggest window you can find and take the photo in natural light....

with digital camera it is also quite a bit down to how well the camera handles indoors pictures without the flash - some of the "instant" digital cameras are great outdoors but struggle to take a good pic indoors....

I had the same problem with my old camera which eventually was binned in favour of a sony...

03-30-2007, 04:55 PM
nicely done Rick:thumbsup:

Theres a couple of tricks for photographing indoors (natural light is best of course) even when shooting outdoors its best if the light is behind the camera, set up 2 lamps behind the camera stand about 10 feet apart if possible and approx 45 degrees from the work. theres more information on the subject if you do a search in the studio tips section

03-30-2007, 05:14 PM
I like the perspective you used for painting the turbines, looking up at them from below.

03-30-2007, 06:01 PM
Very interesting. I too like the perspective. Keep working. Jan

03-30-2007, 09:13 PM
I was working to catch haw really big these are. The "poles" are taller than the Washingtion monument and the blades are about 55 feet long. They are all on hills south of town and south of my home. I see them about five miles from my home. The hub where the motor is will fill up an 18 wheel truck trailer.

03-30-2007, 09:55 PM
I've seen these. You did a great job captured their immensity!

03-30-2007, 10:26 PM
This is about my third painting. I think is benefits from a good deal of luck. I have done a lot of pencile sketching before trying to paint the picture. Making really streight nice lines after the background dried is hard for me. A streight edge was only partly helpful.

03-31-2007, 02:53 AM
Rick, try laying out any straight lines with blue painters tape, use either the background color or clear glaze to seal the edge, allow to dry then paint in your color. remove the tape as soon as the paint is set by pulling at a steep angle from the surface