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1.1 Introduction

Welcome to Transferring Artwork to the Digital Domain! Most people use a camera to photograph objects that have depth. Reprography (using a camera to reproduce objects) is probably something that you never considered until you try to photograph a flat photo or piece of art. It's trickier than it seems! You'll need a new set of skills to create a faithful reproduction. This course will show you how.

1.1 Introduction

Most people who has a camera shoot objects that have depth. That's probably something that you've never considered until you try to create a perfect reproduction of a 2D piece of artwork or an old photograph. And suddenly, you realize that all the things you've learned about photography are not super helpful, and you need to develop a new skill set to pull it off. Hi, my name is Dave Bodie for Envato. And in this course, you are going to learn how to shoot, prep and light 2D artwork and photos. To start, you're going to learn how to set up your shooting platform and your camera to get them perfectly level and aligned. You're going to learn how to set up your camera for fantastic results with just about any camera system with manual exposure controls. You're also going to learn how to use a basic light meter for measuring the light on flat objects. And how to use that light meter to position your lights to get a very even field of light across your shooting platform. You're going to learn how to use a color checker to calibrate your color for your camera, lens and your lights. And, how to do some basic post-processing. This course is going to be great for those of you who have a lot of artwork, maybe personal projects, or your children's projects that you wanna capture digitally. Or maybe, you have thousands and thousands of old family photos. You don't wanna send them off to a scanning facility, and you don't wanna take the time of scanning each photo individually on a flatbed scanner. If you're dealing with a lot of photos that are about the same size, and with a little bit of practice, you can get it down to you can capture a new image about every six to eight seconds. This is way faster than you can do on any flatbed scanner. And I'm gonna show you how to set it up so that you get results that have fantastic quality. To get started, make sure to check out the next lesson. Where you're gonna learn what tools you need to follow along and set up a transfer rig of your very own.

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