You would think that photographing a painting or prints is a nice simple job. Unfortunately, it’s a highly specialized area, requiring skill, patience, and special equipment to ensure there are no unwanted reflections or highlights. The lighting has to be perfectly even, but at the same time, it needs to show the texture of the paint. There’s also a lot of effort involved in ensuring the colors are faithful to the original artwork.
I was commissioned to photograph this oil painting for the cover of the book ‘Messages from Estillyen.’