Fine Art Capture

Fine art capture is the process of photographing an original artwork with accurate colors in a controlled studio environment.

Inkjet (giclee) prints are advantageous to artists who do not find it feasible to mass produce their work, but want to reproduce their art as needed, or on-demand. Once an image is digitally archived, additional reproductions can be made with minimal effort and reasonable cost. The prohibitive up-front cost of mass production for an edition is eliminated. Archived files will not deteriorate in quality as negatives and film inherently do. Another tremendous advantage of inkjet printing is that digital images can be reproduced to almost any size and onto various media at any time, giving the artist the ability to customize prints for a specific client.

Large format has always been the preferred camera for art reproductions, the larger the format, the better the reproduction of detail from the original. The more detail that is recorded from the original, the better that detail will be maintained in any size reproduction. We have the capability to produce a high-resolution scan that will allow us to easily manipulate the fine art image until it is an acceptable match of the original.

One of our art photography methods (although not the only one) is to use a mounted 4 x 5 camera along with a Better Light scan back, shot in properly calibrated studio lighting. With this equipment our scanning experts can capture millions of accurate colors with outstanding detail and clarity. Superior resolution, coupled with the lack of film grain and accuracy of focus, exposure and tone control makes our scans superior in quality, superior to large format film of any other digital camera system. Better Lights digital scanning backs do not capture an image of the subject in front of the camera all at once, but rather by physically moving a unique, highly-optimized tri-linear color image sensor smoothly across the image plane, building up the image one line per color at a time.

A large preview image is used on the computer to make adjustments for precise exposure, color balance and contrast before the final image is captured. Each customized exposure is based on the original color palette and lighting conditions to make the final image as accurate as possible for large format reproduction.

We can capture various sizes of artwork, including very large pieces, please contact us for details.