Best way to take a picture of a drawing?

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  1. dry3210

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    Just regular charcoal pencil type drawing on a 11" x 13" paper

    I always find it very difficult trying to take a picture that looks the same as the actually drawing does to the eye. With contrast and what not...

    Figured with the new Canon XT I got I might be able to do a better job...

    Suggestions?

    Oh and I have the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 lens
     
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    How are you lighting your drawings? Copy stand or rostrum work I have done in the past has always been done with flat diffuse even lighting from four sources all around the subject. I've also experimented with putting the drawing on a lightbox.

    Cheers Mike
     
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    If it will fit, best would be to scan it.

    If you use the camera, set your zoom at max and make sure your camera back is parallel to the paper...over-expose by 1.5 stops or so (bracket around this).
    ISO setting 100, and aperture around F=8. Use a copy stand with lights or outside on a slightly overcast day (no shadows)

    You may still need to tweak it later in Photoshop.
     

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