Photographing Paintings for Reproduction

NOTE: This course is scheduled for release in December.

In this photography class Karl is commissioned to photograph two paintings for well known artist and painter Louise Lawton.

Photographing the two pieces, one being a large monochromatic piece and the other a smaller colored image of a young girl, Karl explains how to overcome common challenges associated with photographing paintings.

Starting with the very basics of how to position the painting, to more detailed elements such as light ratios and lens choice, you’ll learn all you need to know to photograph paintings, including how to minimize lens distortion, reduce reflections on lacquered surfaces, set up your lights and ensure true color accuracy.

In this product photography class we cover the following:

  • Product photography: How to photograph artwork
  • Lighting setups for photographing paintings
  • Lens selection for photographing paintings
  • How to avoid reflections in shiny or lacquered surfaces
  • Where to focus when photographing a painting
  • How to achieve color accurate images

If you have any questions about this class, leave them in the comments box below.


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