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05-19-2011, 04:49 PM
What's the best way to photograph an acrylic painting? Lighting, equipment etc?
05-19-2011, 05:05 PM
Idylbrush is probably your best 'informant' for this :)
I use an easel - as near vertical as poss, good daylight (outside preferably), no sunlight on work, and a tripod for the camera.
But where and when I can, I prefer to scan the work - even using multiple scans and 'stitching; them together.
05-19-2011, 05:36 PM
I photograph them outside in the shade. Then adjust them in photoshop.
I got a tip from a professional photographer to place a white and a black paper next to it, because the camera can recognise those two and adjusts the other colours to them.
05-19-2011, 07:05 PM
This may help you. Maybe not.
Photographing artwork (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=489186)
While I am not a big fan of direct sunlight photography, almost all will suggest bright shade, I have done the sunlight photography and had some truly great results. Each to their own gout.
05-19-2011, 08:29 PM
Idylbrush's link has a lot of good information. Here's a file from my giclee printing website that you may find to be useful:
05-20-2011, 02:25 PM
Thanks everyone. This helps a lot.
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