I have the attention span of a gnat when it comes to computers and electronic equipment. My husband bought me a very nice Sony camera some years ago and I never figured out how to work it and just set it to auto. No matter how I tried, in photographing my oil paintings, none of the photographs did my paintings justice. I broke down last week and bought a fancy something or other by Nikon that shoots RAW. So, I went back to reading Mr. Carder's photo tips, watching his videos on how to photograph and also watched many videos on how to use my new camera.
I completely stink and it is very aggravating. I happened upon another video again today about exposure (the one about film sets and over exposure) and then it hit me, instead of trying to bracket while taking pictures (which I was failing miserable at) - I went back and under-exposed some of the ones I had already taken. It made the colors more true and are the best photos I've ever taken of my work.
I'm not saying that my paintings are fantastic but I am FINALLY getting the hang of photographing my work! I am so excited and couldn't have done it without all the resources here.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!