Hi, I hope this is the right place to post this question?
I'm not a photographer but a painter and want to take high quality photographs of my artwork. The most important thing is that the digital image has the exact same colors as my artwork so I can make prints or upload to sites like fineartamerica and can be sure that the colors are correct.
I bought a nikon D3400 DSLR camera, Adobe lightroom 6 and x-rite color checker passport.
I know how to convert the RAW format to DNG, import into lightroom, make a color checker profile and basically have been following the steps in this video:
It's a video specifically about photographing artwork with the software I have.
Before I continue, I hope there is someone who is very familiar with this workflow and can help me out because I think I may have missed a step or two or maybe there is a difference in software (the software in the video is I believe lightroom version 3, mine is 6)
For instance, when I follow all the steps as demonstrated, and use the exposure slide, as demonstrated, my image becomes too light. I don't know what I'm doing wrong and hope there is someone in this group that can help shed some light on this issue.