Sunday, August 23, 2009

photographing artwork and polarizing filters.

I got around to taking proper photos of some paintings yesterday...
The setup I use has 4 lights-left, right above and below the artwork to evenly light the painting, eliminating shadows being cast from the bumps on the canvas. More importantly, we use polarizing filters on the lights and the camera lens to eliminate varnish-shine glare. The following photos were taken at the same time with the same lighting, but the difference is in the angle of the polarizing lens on the camera, illustrating the profound difference this small step makes.

Here's the finished sunflowers with the pot handle and the upper fabric completed.
and proper photos of recent daily paintings...

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