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Re: [teacherartexchange] Taking photos of artwork


From: Woody Duncan (woodyduncan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Oct 24 2005 - 17:29:57 PDT

        I've been out of town so perhaps you have solved all
of your photo problems. Are you wishing to take only "digital"
photos ? to use on your web site ? If so, I find shooting pics
with the flash (that's 6000 K or daylight) on my digital
camera gives very good results.
I find no need for any lights or stands or extra equipment.
Just make sure the art is flat and perpendicular to the camera
lens so as not to appear skewed (out of shape). Also don't
shoot under glass. You can crop out any extraneous material
when you edit the image. Also change it to 72 dpi if your
camera shoots at a different setting. I hope the above makes

Michelle Kee wrote:
> It's time to update the website and my portfolio.
> I want to purchase an affordable set up for taking photos of artwork.
> What kind of lights, and where would you buy them? Would I need a
> separate flash that flashes when I press the shutter button? Would I
> need a screen to bounce off the light? This would be both for personal
> professional portfolios as well as to update my web pages. My halogen
> light and floor lamp leave a yellow tint.
> Thanks for your input,
> michelle
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