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Fine Art & Genealogy

April 24, 2014 Uncategorized Tom

Yesterday was an interesting and challenging day, photographing a client's ancestors. A group of Georgian and later portrait studies that are soon to leave the country, our client required a digital record of these, suitable if needs be for full size reproduction.

Oil paintings can often be tough work to photograph in the studio – numerous layers of the artist's brush strokes and layers that time has slowly added on top (dirt). The difficulty lies in creating an image under strong light that bears the same tone as what the eye sees under natural light.

Handsome Chap

Eye for detail


Post production involved digitally removing a myriad of tiny specks of white emulsion paint and also replacing small areas of paint loss – very often decorators will move paintings to the other side of a room, whilst painting, the result being that tiny droplets of paint will find their way over to the canvases.