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The Quick & Easy Guide to Photographing Your Artwork by Roger Saddington

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Setting up two-dimensional artwork

Consider how much room you’ll need. The ideal place would be one where you can leave your equipment set up. If you can clear enough room, you could use your art studio. If not, a living room, garage or other large area will work just as well. Beware of the conditions of the room, such as moisture in a garage, before exposing works on paper or other fragile work to those conditions. Clear one wall entirely of all objects and furniture. The less clutter the better. Light can spoil your results by bouncing off furniture and other objects if they are too close to the subject. Beware of colored walls and floors, which will reflect color onto the artwork. To avoid these reflections, simply hang a cheap black cotton ...

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