I have started to put more effort into my digital files. A few of my paintings are suitable for reproductions and so the better my photography is the better the giclee turns out. I have been asked about my equipment so Ill share a little info. I have a very nice old Nikon D200 which is more than adequate for my needs. Its important to have the capability of shooting RAW files. The high resolution makes colour correction so easy.
Its really important to have control over light. After many years of shooting my work outside, relying on overcast days and indirect light I now can control my light with a dedicated system. This is so much better. No more glare/reflection issues and no concern about reflected colour from grass, concrete, walls etc.
I opted for a very inexpensive Newer system. About $100C all in.
Here is the setup. I find setting the stands up at about 45 degrees works well. I do a little fine balancing if there are heavy impasto passages in the work.
There is a third light to play with but I haven't seen the need for it yet.
Here is my freshly completed painting which was inspired by a jewel of a spot just west of us. The gulls playing on the updrafts while searching for snacks are fun to watch and funner to paint.
Botany Bay, 30X60", Oil on canvas.
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