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Old 05-23-2012, 12:22 PM
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Photographing Watercolours

I have the opportunity to photograph a watercolour by my great grandfather. I am intending to use a Canon 100mm f2.8 lens and natural light. I havent seen it yet and only have one chance at it. I believe it is mounted behind glass.

Any tips would be welcome
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Old 05-23-2012, 10:33 PM
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Re: Photographing Watercolours

Not direct help, but a tangent:
Some people have found that using a QP 203 Card instead of a ColorChecker card during fine art photography will yield a better match of subtle colors.
Tom
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/fo...?topic=60946.0
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:42 AM
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Re: Photographing Watercolours

I shot a friend before behind a glass window and a polarizer filter helped a lot to get rid of the glare and haze from the glass
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:47 AM
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Re: Photographing Watercolours

Many thanks to you both
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Re: Photographing Watercolours

What works well?




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Old 04-06-2014, 06:26 AM
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Re: Photographing Watercolours

I used a polarizing filter. Photographed the picture outside in a shaded area and took the photo on timer (so I wasnt reflecting on the glass) facing a hedge so I didnt get any reflections. Worked a treat.
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