- Use a tripod, or rest the camera on a stable surface to keep the camera steady
- Rest the drawing onto a stable easel or similar to angle the drawing perpendicular to the lens. Avoid artificial light or flashbulb which can cause an unwanted colour cast over the paper. Nothing beats a bright, cloudy day. Shoot back to the main light source.
- Beware of reflections or shadows encroaching over the drawing.
- Set the resolution to maximum setting to eradicate graininess.
- Don’t use a wide angle lens or this will distort the appearance of the drawing. Set the lens to around 40mm. Zooming in is fine, but watch for the ‘cropping feature,’ which will make the image appear grainy.
- Make sure the drawing fills the viewfinder. Don’t worry about a little background showing, you can always trim this off in Pictures.
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