Here are some photo tips that will help you. Please make sure to take the photo under natural light. Bring your painting outside your room to the patio or backyard when the weather is fair. Do not place the painting under direct sun light. Take the photo of the painting with full frame. Portions of the frame is not cut off or blocked by any objects.
When it is not possible to bring the painting outside, place it near the window on the bright area – and make sure the painting surface is evenly bright.
Your hand should be very steady when shooting the photo.
Here are examples of bad photos
Photo was taken with flash light. The flash light bounced off from the smooth surface of the painting to the camera lens. The frame is cut off -Bad.
Almost good photo. The photo was taken outdoors under natural light without harsh sunlight hitting the surface. The frame is cut off – bad mistake. The frame enhance the beauty of the painting. Sometimes, I superimpose the painting with full frame on the living room wall.
The painting is under direct sun light. There is shadow on the frame and painting is harsh. You can take much better photo in the shadow.