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09-12-2011, 05:14 PM   #1
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best settings for copying?

I have tried everything I can think of to improve the range of sensitivity for copying art work and jewelry. Using a Kodak gray scale the bet I can do is .05 on the white end and 1.60 at the black end. Using Photoshop brightness and contrast I can move the range around so white is .00 and black is 1.30 or white is .15 and black is 1.90 and that is it. My point and shoot camera, a Canon powershot,has a range of .00 through 1.75 with no adjustments except color temperature. I've tried different lenses, different lighting, and shooting in both RAW and jpg. Nothing seems to help. Any advice?

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For artwork I would use a flatbed. As far as jewelry (or any product photo) goes, a softbox would allow you to achieve optimal lighting.

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