Today, I photographed some quilts for a consistent client who enters her quilts in competition. These quilts are destined for a competition in Finland. At the request of my client I cannot show her quilts.
Photographing artwork is more than taking a camera with a strobe and photographing the piece. I use 2 softened studio lighting, set at a 45 degree angles to the piece. I set my camera’s ISO to 100, set the aperture to f:16 or smaller opening for maximum depth of field (everything in focus). I manually focus on the piece zooming in to the artwork to get the best focus then backing out to compose the image. I take at least two images. I did bracket the exposure, using f:16 as a base and also using f:18 and f:14. My client like the results of f:18 images better.