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Texture



    Photographing Texture

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    Key Points to Remember

    • Watch video: "Basic Camera Settings, Focus Tips, and How to Avoid Camera Shake."
    • Match the camera format to your art. Shoot vertically for tall pieces and horizontally for wide pieces.
    • Keep the art completely flat, vertical, and level. Make sure the camera is not tilted and is completely level. The camera should be aligned with the center of your art. This will help to avoid distortion.
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    • Show 100% of your work. Don't crop out anything and leave a small amount of space surrounding your piece.

    • For a detail shot, move closer and/or zoom in with your camera. If you need a very close detail, try the camera's macro function (flower icon) and refer to the owner's manual.


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    Introduction

    To emphasize the texture of your painting, use a single light source. Position the light at an angle greater than 45 degrees to rake across the surface of the painting. If your painting is very large you can use two lights placed close together to get the intensity you need.

     

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    Bracketed Shots

    Overexposed

    Overexposed

    Correct Exposure

    Correct Exposure

    Underexposed

    Underexposed