I'm a long time lurker on this forum and for the most part I was fine reading the posts and browsing the sketchbooks for quick fixes of motivation. However, I've wanted to start a sketchbook of my own for a couple of month now but I don't have a scanner.
What I do have though, is access to three cameras, and I was wondering if anyone had any advice on photographing pencil/pen drawings.
Things like how to position them and on what background? What light source to use and in what angle so there is no shine? What camera setting should I use? Flash or no flash?
If it helps you these are the camera names:
1. A simple digital point and shoot camera "Canon S90"
2. A "Canon EOS 40D" with a 55mm lens that came with the camera.
3.A "Canon 5D Mark 2" with a 24-105mm Macro 0.45m lens.
Also the extra lenses are:
1. "Canon" Macro EF-S 60mm lens.
2. "Canon" Macro 100mm lens
3. Canon 85mm lens
I have a stand so stability isn't a problem, and I know I should experiment and just find out on my own, but I was wondering if anyone with some past experience with this could share some simple tips before I start.
(Was gonna post this on the photography forum but it seemed kinda dead with only four topics in it...)