I often wondered if it’s best to take a photo of a painting or whether to scan it. Below is a small painting of a peeled tangerine that I finished last week. I scanned it at 300 dpi, which is normally requested by magazine or any print matter. The bottom image directly below was taken with a Panasonic camera.
After comparing the two, the bottom image is much closer to the colors than the scanned image. I could, of course, manipulate the colors in a photo manipulation program such as Photoshop or in my case, a free software – Gimp.
It’s easier to scan. But it’s also good to know how to take a good camera shot of a painting if it’s too large for the scanner.
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