I have no clue how to make decent pictures of paintings because no matter what I try, the result is always troubled by some degree of disappointment. I have used different cameras with different lenses, all kinds of ways of lighting (artificial and natural), most possible exposure settings, etc. Nevertheless my pictures of paintings always are out of focus, show the effects of glare, are too dark, and/or any combination of all of that. If anyone knows how to do it correctly, how to make professional quality prints of paintings + does not mind sharing the secret, please contact me.
Effect oil on canvas 16" X 20" Chris De Dier