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Old May 16, 2006, 8:33 AM   #1
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Hi all

I've got a Nikon D50 18-55mm Kit lens 24mm macro Lens and tamron 90mm macro lens both the macro lenses are f2.8. I also have a couple Vivitar 283 flash guns.

Basically i want to photograph my wife's artwork to use for prints and greeting cards. what would be the best setup lighting wise to get the best results.

I am totally new to flash lighting i want to getthe best possiblereproduction of the artwork has near to the original has poss. if that is poss.

Any help much appreciated

Bodge


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Old May 17, 2006, 7:44 AM   #2
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It has been a long time since I did any copy work, but I wouldplace the to flash units off to each side or the art so you get no reflection on your subject. When I did copy work I used a 4x5 Speed Grafixor35mm film. With your D50 you can check your work after each shot and adjust as you shoot. Hope that helps. Good luck. Woody
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Old May 24, 2006, 10:46 AM   #3
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Hi all

I've got a Nikon D50 18-55mm Kit lens 24mm macro Lens and tamron 90mm macro lens both the macro lenses are f2.8. I also have a couple Vivitar 283 flash guns.

Basically i want to photograph my wife's artwork to use for prints and greeting cards. what would be the best setup lighting wise to get the best results.

I am totally new to flash lighting i want to getthe best possiblereproduction of the artwork has near to the original has poss. if that is poss.

Any help much appreciated

Bodge


Bodge, basically you want to use two lights, one on each side of the artwork. Keep moving the lights closer and closer to the wall until the reflections from the flash are gone. This is called "raking" the light across the scene. If you have the lights as close to the wall as you can get and are still getting reflections, move the camera farther away with a longer lens to reduce the reflection.

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