Photographing framed paintings


Strobe 12 1.3k United States
8 Jul 2008 9:36AM
Morning,

Wondering if anyone can help, I have a 1 meter x 0.5m (3 foot x 2.5 foot) origonal framed painting I want to sell. I need to photograph it, but when I try I keep getting light reflecting on it and am unable to use a flash.

Has anyone got experience or tips they can give.

Thanks
Marc

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starliz 15 1.6k 3 England
8 Jul 2008 9:38AM
have you searched the forums marc I`m sure there was a thread recently on photographing paintings think it was about correct colour but it may help you.
Strobe 12 1.3k United States
8 Jul 2008 9:42AM

Quote:Have you searched the forums .
found some from 2005 thanks
starliz 15 1.6k 3 England
8 Jul 2008 9:43AM
starliz 15 1.6k 3 England
8 Jul 2008 9:43AM
ok marc Smile
redped 13 22 Northern Ireland
8 Jul 2008 9:44AM
Have you tried using a polarising filter? Depending on the angle you are to the light (I'm assuming it's coming in a window, rather than from a lightbulb), this may reduce some (or even quite a lot) of the light reflections for you.
Strobe 12 1.3k United States
8 Jul 2008 9:50AM

Quote:Have you tried using a polarising filter?

Nope don't have, guess it is time to buy a polarising filter
dwilkin 13 24.3k United Kingdom
8 Jul 2008 10:24AM
can you not photograph it outside, in the brighter light there, assuming no direct sunlight, and it's not raining... Wink
Strobe 12 1.3k United States
8 Jul 2008 10:26AM

Quote:and it's not raining...
might try outside thanks, now I just need to wait for the one day of sunshine Smile
User_Removed 15 4.3k 2 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2008 10:28AM
I've done quite a lot of this sort of thing in the past.
Use a polariser and set the camera up on a tripod so its parallel to the picture.
As long as the camera is on a tripod you can use a slow shutter speed and don't need a flash or lights.
Merl
Strobe 12 1.3k United States
8 Jul 2008 10:31AM
Thanks Merl
silverhorse 12 87
8 Jul 2008 12:53PM
If you want to photograph outside you dont need to wait for the sun . Photograph in the shade with a tripod. Your photo should
be perfect
Ron
collywobles 15 4.0k 10 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2008 5:56PM
Silverhorse is spot on.
rikewoo 16 347 1 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2008 8:41PM
I have done it in daylight with a zoom. Put the picture so no direct light is on it, zoom in until the picture fills the frame, as much as you want it to. This allows you to use a slow ISO and not get reflections from the glass.

Ken
Strobe 12 1.3k United States
8 Jul 2008 8:59PM
Thanks to everyone who commented on this

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