How do I take photographs of my resined artwork without glare?

  • How To Avoid Reflections When Photographing Resin Art
  • The key to photographing a high gloss finish like ArtResin is to light it without causing glare or hotspots. With a few simple and effective techniques for proper lighting and camera positioning, you can capture shots of your artwork like a pro:
  • Hang your artwork up on a wall, position your camera on a tripod so that the lens is straight on and centred in the middle of your artwork and at a parallel angle. 
  • Control the lighting in the room by closing blinds and turning off room lights. 
  • Two copy lights set up at a 45 degree angle on either side of your artwork will create an even wash of light without creating reflections. Adjust the placement of the lights as necessary until you get a well lit shot without glare. Use the brightest lights you can and ensure both lights are the same in order to provide even amounts and even colour. Never use your camera's flash or light your work from the same angle as the camera or else you'll end up with hot spots in your work.
  • Adjust your lights and your artwork for reflections: examine the way your artwork looks through the lens, identifying any unwanted sources of light and finding a way to minimize them. You may need to adjust the positioning of your lights or adjust your artwork 
  • Take a few test shots. Make adjustments to your camera's aperture and white balance settings until you find a representation of your artwork that looks true to life. When you're happy with what you see, you're ready to shoot! If you know how, you can also adjust the light and color levels in Photoshop.