Photographing flat artwork - oils

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  1. miltk

    miltk TPF Noob!

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    so, you're doing some kind of hdr thing?


     
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    webestang64 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    No, don't use HDR. I dial out the reflections on one side (about 2/3rd s have no reflection), shoot it. Then do the same for the other side. In PS cut off the part on each shot that has reflections so you have 2- 2/3rd s for overlap and use merge to have the entire painting.
    Acrylics are the worst if vanished and a pain to keep tones if not, those paints soak in a lot of light and reflect back partial or "off" tones. I mostly have to adjust certain separate colors such as reds and greens/blues.
    Thing is paints have an unlimited amount of tones. Photography you are limited to 3 basic colors to make all the tones. Worst yet your output is limited to how many colors of ink you have. The Epson 9900 I use has 11 ink cartridges but 3 (using only 2 at a time for photo or matte) are black inks so I have only 9 colors to make up what is 1000's in the paint pallet.
     
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