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Old 04-10-2008, 03:57 PM
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Interesting to see the filters for the lights, now I know what you are talking about with those. The lighting helps tremendously to see details in your work.

BTW, that is also another very nice painting!
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Howard, I also have a small compact digital camera and would you recommend that we never use a close up function plus zoom for drawings and paintings?
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Most handheld point and shoot cameras have a limited zoom and after a certain point it becomes a digital zoom. Digital zooms can really deteriorate the image. I would maybe play with the physical zoom to see if it can reduce parallax. Who knows, depending on the camera, it could help.

Give it a try and see what happens.
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This is a wonderful tutorial, Howard! Thanks so much for doing this for us all. Now, I'm going to have to figure how to adapt it to photographing jewelry and three-dimensional art, because my photos of my necklaces and dolls really suck...
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Thank you, Howard.
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that is great information for me I just had fifty pictures framed and I have to photograph each one of them i hope this style works with glass. artistxposed
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WOW - everything I needed to know about photographing my artwork! Thanks Howard. As a new WC member I'm really glad that tutorials such as yours are available for years - Thanks.
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Re: artwork photo stuff

Just finished reading this so far and wanted to say a big Thanks! Lots of great suggestions, in particular for me, using the east light, hanging the work vertically (I had been laying it down and standing over it, careful not to make a shadow!), using the landscape format.

Something I learned a while back that might be of interest. You get less distortion (the barrel effect on the edges) if you stand farther back and use the zoom rather than taking photos close up. Good to know when photographing people as well. You don't have to stand a mile away, but every little bit helps.
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Saw this design recently and made a home version for less than 6.00 USD.

....and it works well.



I think it would be great for 3D work especially jewelry and such. Best part, larger items, bigger cardboard box. This is a 14X14X14" box and it seems to be working quite well overall.

This is a photo done in this unit with 3 exterior lights. All flourescent and in reflectors. I am actually quite pleased with the results.
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This thread has helped me alot, thank you very much
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Excellent information!! Thank you for going to the trouble and posting this for our information. Barb
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I spent years saving for a good camera for my art and I took pictures of 6 paintings and my husband played with it and left it outside. it will be years before I can afford another camera. I can only sell what fits in the scanner.
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Just found this thread after banging my head this afternoon trying to take a decent picture. Thank you, I learned a lot!
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