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If the painting has been framed behind glass, then the first thing that you need to do is to remove it from the frame. Obviously, it is better to photograph your pastel painting before you have it framed in the first place, if you can! Mount the painting taught and flat on a stiff board - secured with some masking tape around the edges. Site your painting in good, well-diffused light - preferably natural sunlight - in order to bring out the best of the colors. If you have a tripod, set your painting-up so that it is perfectly perpendicular to the camera. If you don't have a trip