Copy Work For Advanced Techniques

Hey everyone,

I had my first assignment for Advanced Techniques, which involved taking photos of photos! This is called copy work and it's extremely crucial for future freelance jobs or even salaried positions where archiving and even documentation of every day objects is needed to be captured by a professional. The lighting was already set up for me, luckily, but I had to adjust my camera farther away from the image because I was using a 50mm lens. I had trouble at firs figuring out how to change my camera's 1/3 stops to now 1/2, but after that, it was smooth sailing. I learned that lighting plays a role in absolutely every photo, especially copy work. It is a tedious job, but it is a great skill to have because a scanner will never take the place of a high resolution image straight out of the camera. The photos are from Steve McCurry's "Untold" series.