Reproduction Photography of Paintings, drawings and two dimensional art works
Nesbitt offers exacting fine art reproduction photography services for artists, galleries, museums, and private collectors. Works are shot in studio or on location as needed. We’re very familiar with significant works and the top end of the market; Nesbitt and his staff understand and operate with complete confidentiality.
Reproduction Photography of paintings and art works can be done in our studio or by traveling to your location, be it home, gallery, storage facility or museum. Nesbitt shoots a strobe flash lighting system which overpowers any existing lighting and subjects the art to just a few 100ths of a second of light. Polarization is used as needed to eliminate reflections. A series of color accurate reference cards are photographed with the art, these cards are the basis for a rigorous color management process. Challenges of texture, glare, glass, sheen, frame shadow and existing light can all be overcome.
Additionally Nesbitt has devised a system for photographing extremely large works using a combination of software and specialized camera mounts. This system produces images of 10 ft. x 10 ft. works at 250dpi – high enough to print precise reproductions. With an effective image size in the range of 400 Megapixel this is an uncommon capability and a rare solution for large artwork reproductions. Let us know if you require further details or have specific technical requirements.
In Studio photography of art work (including post-production computer work)
$150 : in-studio repro shoot with non-critical color, up to 2 pieces
$300 : in-studio repro shoot with color corrections, up to 2 pieces
On Location reproduction photography of art work
Shooting on location $1500/day. Up to 5 pieces can usually be shot depending on size and lighting.
Finished image post production computer work which includes complex photoshop, image manipulations and accurate color adjustments billed separately at $150/hr.
Travel, rental, and production expenses are easily quoted, just let us know your situation. Nesbitt owns all the necessary equipment which generally avoids the expense and logistics of gear rental.
Nesbitt has shot significant and large scale works all over the US and world. We’re happy to give you an accurate, firm quote for the number, size, and location of your art work. Call the studio at 401-847-4255 or use the contact form.