Camera for art work
by hjfok - 12/22/09 4:53 PM
In Reply to: camera for art by jburnsart
You should definitely have the professional photographer do the job if the photo is intended for reproductions of any kind. You will not be able to use a compact camera and the on-camera flash to get a good quality reproduction. You need good lighting (a soft cube or multiple softbox) to avoid shadows. You will also need good exposure, white balance and accurate color/detail reproduction. In addition, you may need to correct lens imperfections and distortions if present.
I usually spent some good money on original paintings and artwork from known artists, only bought two high quality giclees because the original paintings were sold. As a customer, I will really get upset if I spent hundreds or thousands on a giclee that is poorly done from a compact camera. I'm not an artist but I can tell good and poor quality work, so do a lot of art customers and collectors.
The Canon S90 will be good for family and travel photos, not for art work reproduction.
I have used my D-SLR with a high quality lens to take pictures of the paintings/artwork I acquire for insurance purpose and uploading to the web to show my friends and family. Even the D-SLR has some visible color and perspective distortions from my originals, that will need Photoshop to correct. So don't even try with a compact. Get another professional who is more available to you, it is worth the extra money.
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