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    Taking pictures of finished pieces......

    i was wondering if anyone knew the proper way (if there is one) of taking photographs of my finished pieces like large paintings and sketches that are too big for a scanner....

    of course id like to get the best quality i can without getting the glares and things from flashes.

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    Hmm, I just have a cheapy little kodak easy-share, but what sometimes works is turning the flash off and turning the exposure up.

    I'm sure someone who's a bit more experienced in this will show up and give some better advice, but you can try this for a start

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    Last step of this tutorial has it pretty covered
    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=45901
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    yes - that set up will work. additionaly, a good way to make sure your camera isn't slanted or anything; put a mirror where your art work will be. positioning camera will be easier.
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    I shoot out in the sun and tilt the painting in a way the glare low, as big as possible camera/image wise. Seems to work good enough. I have set up inside with lights but am never satified. Paying a professional photographer is the best but cost, find someone who will trade art.

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    Here's some related info: http://www.popphoto.com/pdfs/2002/0902/Polarizer.pdf
    (check page 5 about cross-polarization; in theory, it should remove any glare, but how it works with glazing and various paint layers is unknown)

    Apparently it should be possible to use polarizing filters instead of polarizing sheets on the lights and mounting a filter on a pocket digital camera shouldn't be too hard. A small (49mm) non-coated linear polarizer filter costs about $18. An el-cheapo approach would be to make use of broken sun glasses (if you happen to have those... polarizing glasses ain't cheap), but then you'd be limited to 1 light source (unlees you're "lucky" at breaking lots of sun glasses).

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