Photographic Artwork copying and Repro.
Photography of paintings and artwork in Manchester and the North West.
I’ve just finished copying a batch of 10 images for the janet bell gallery. Janet is a landscape artist who paints and runs a gallery in Beaumaris, Anglesey.
I’ve been doing repro photography of artist’s work for a number of years using high quality, digital photography to copy their work. The files are then used to produce limited run, colour accurate Glcee prints.
All the work is photographed under studio lighting, colour balanced in Photoshop and saved as a high quality Tiff file. I prefer to work in my own studio but equally I can copy your artwork in your studio if this is more convenient. I have portable studio lighting and a plain white backdrop that can be brought to any location.
If you decide to copy your own artwork here are a few tips.
1. You need very even lighting, preferably from two sources. If using flash or tungsten lighting place the lights one on either side of the art work at 45 degrees. If you don’t have any lighting place your art work in indirect sunlight.
2. Use a tripod and line up the camera to the mid point of your artwork, try and keep everything as level as possible.
3. Use a light meter to make sure that the artwork is evenly lit.
4. Before you photograph the artwork it is useful to include a photographer’s grey-card or include a piece of white paper in one of your test photographs. This gives you a reference colour to work with in Photoshop.
5. Once you have taken the image, open in Photoshop and use your image with the grey-card or white paper to set the colour balance.
6. In Photoshop I would then square up the image and make any adjustments in 16bit mode to keep the file integrity.
I can now offer this service to other artists, whether you require flat art work copied or 3D sculpture. You could do all of the above yourself or simply contact me for a competitive, no obligation quote !