Robert Muller, photographer for the Cleveland Institute of Art, shows you how to photograph your 2D artwork for your portfolio.

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Comment by James MacMahon on November 9, 2013 at 1:36pm

thanks, I needed that

Comment by Laurel Sternberg on December 22, 2011 at 2:45am

Hi again Robert, THANK YOU for this tutorial. Even though I don't have proper lights, using even table lamps (sans shades) on two sides has improved my photos of paintings.

Comment by Laurel Sternberg on December 8, 2011 at 6:23am

One more question: How bright do the two lights need to be, in terms of watts or? In your demo, when you took the shot, there was a flash. Do you recommend flash photography, in addition to the two lights?

Comment by Laurel Sternberg on December 5, 2011 at 11:23am

Excellent, informative, non-threatening. When I've asked 'friends' who were pro photographers, they tried to make it complicated and discouraging, so that I'd feel I had to hired them. They would never answer questions about what kind of lights to buy. Thank you very much!

Comment by seymour bergman on December 3, 2011 at 11:22pm

thanks! i like the way you describe your technique it does seem simple. do you know how to arrive at a kilobyte number from the pixel size of the image? thanks, seymour

Comment by A2a Editor on December 2, 2011 at 11:09pm

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Comment by Ray DeBaun on December 2, 2011 at 11:56am

Also would like to see tips on photoing 3D work.

Comment by Joanne Aloni-Boldon on May 29, 2009 at 4:02pm
As long as your camera is on automatic, you're safe. If you use manual with F stops, and you want to bracket then it gets more complicated for slides. He didnt talk about that. How about a second video on the more advanced stuff.

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