Re: OT: shooting art?
- --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Jeffrey Martin <panoramas@...> wrote:
>If you are talking about oil paintings you should never shoot with lights on each side.
> someone out there must be experienced shooting art reproductions.... i have
> a question!
> when shooting art in a gallery, is it sufficient to use 2x halogen work
> lights (the kind you buy at the hardware store) pointed at 45Âº on each side?
This destroys completely the structure of the artwork.
Back in the 90th I used to shoot it with 1 halogen lamp up to 10 m away for large oilpaintings.
In todays digital world you may be able to do it with one single light, usually a hard light, from one side at a shorter distance.
You can then compensate for the light fall using a simple graduation layer in photoshop.
And of course you should use a tele lens so that you fill up your frame at a distance of at least 3 times the long side of the painting.
Too short distance will easy give you reflections.
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