Again, we photograph a Macbeth Color Checker and computer match the known control colors to achieve “perfect” capture. The next challenge is to get the camera aligned with installed artwork to make sure it is square. We sometimes measure the work to get the exact dimensions so the proportions of the photographs match the proportions of the actual art. These icons installed in a church in Burlington, WA have the added challenge of shiny gold leaf embedded in the images. Lighting control is critical. “Gold” is an elusive “color” so we send proofs to the client to obtain approval before producing finals in various color spaces for different uses. In this particular case we made some photos of the artist with her work.
The Chihuly Glass Museum directly adjacent to the Seattle Space Needle contains some spectacular works. They have done an excellent job of lighting the works too… So almost any camera can get a decent picture if you know how to expose for a black room and get the color balance correct. However, these are made with a top level camera exposed correctly, and the best lens Canon makes.