Photographic Capture

We have extensive experience capturing a variety of original art. We will professionally photograph it, colour-manage the digital file, and optimize it for print. Our client list includes professional and amateur painters, artists, conservators, governments, museums, commercial/public galleries, and art foundations.

We professionally photograph your original artwork using a Phase One 150MP Medium Format Digital Camera in a critically controlled lighting studio setup.

Some of the varieties of original art include:

  • oil and acrylic paint on canvas or board
  • watercolour painting and illustrations on paper
  • fabric arts and textiles
  • mutlimedia pieces (including 3D elements)
  • art with high gloss or highly reflective elements, such as varnishes, metallic paints, gold leaf, and glossy films
  • Super oversized art (larger than 6 foot)

Supplied Files:

  • Unprocessed Tiff – 16bit or 8bit Tiff in in AdobeRGB or LAB Colour (16bit AdobeRGB is default)
  • Processed Tiff – 16bit or 8bit Tiff in AdobeRGB or LAB Colour (16bit AdobeRGB is default)
  • Processed Jpeg at 3600 pixels long dimension – 8bit Jpeg in sRGB Colour
  • Processed Jpeg for instagram 1080 pixels long dimension – 8bit Jpeg in sRGB Colour

“Plastic Apocalypse” by Maggie Hall

Capture conditions are carefully controlled through the use of:

  • High quality lights
  • Multiple lights and multiple angles
  • Light modification
  • Lighting polarization and lens polarization
  • Lighting calibration

Digital post production includes:

  • Digital colour calibration
  • Colour matching to original artwork
  • Creative colour rendering based on output and artist intent
  • Digital stitching and exposure blending for super large scale reproduction