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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
I have never seemed to get the hang of photographing my art, oil paintings and charcoal sketches. I posted my first painting a couple days ago, but the photo I took looks like crap and really doesn't do my painting the justice it deserves! How in the world do I take a really good photo of my work? I realize that the photo is never as good as seeing it in person, but it seems like the photos of everyone else's work on this site and on artwanted.com are so professional looking. What am I doing wrong?