This video was created by Lightshed Photography for Creative Salem. It is the first in a series of tutorials about all manner of creative tools made by local trusted creative professionals. Tools made for and by creatives.
From Paint to Pixels
How to photograph artwork
By Rob Reynolds
It’s small, flat, and stationary; so what’s the problem? Two-dimensional artwork can be extremely difficult to photograph. Assuming you’ve managed to light it evenly, then other issues may arise. Common problems are improper white balance, color shifts, and focus issues to name a few. I’ve created this tutorial to share certain techniques, which if implemented, will counter the numerous problems associated with photographing artwork. Here’s how to do it.