Tips and Tricks
Speaking of glass, you need to have a clean glass if you plan leaving your painting in the glass. Use glass cleaner on real glass, and warm water and a wet cloth for Plexiglas since it can scratch.
If possible, take your painting out of the glass, and just lean the painting against the wall. If not, then turn off your flash, and use a polarizing filter. The filter will help you with the inevitable glare.
Try to get your frame in the shot if it’s a nice frame. If it’s a cheap frame, try to cut it out of the picture or remove the frame in post-production. You should take your picture off the wall to take the picture. Outside glare could reflect off the painting and cause some glare.
Instead, lean your picture against the wall as straight as possible since it will give the best representation of your painting. This can be done by placing a piece of foam cord. The foam cord will also give your painting a neutral background, which is important since you don’t want any exterior colors or patterns in your photograph. The straighter the painting and the less exterior patterns and colors mean the less that you have to do with your camera software. It’s harder to fix these things when touching up your paintings.
Finally, if you have to do have some wash-out or glare in your photographs, you can fix these with photo editor software like the software that came with your camera, Photoshop and others. For example, photographing your paintings often results in the softening of your pictures. Cover the un-sharp effect to correct this problem, which will make your photographs sharper. You can also adjust the contrast and brightness to make your photographs more dynamic, darker or lighter.