We have a dedicated artwork photography studio, conveniently located next to our giclee printing space. Equipped with a high-resolution 50-megapixel camera, Carl Zeiss lens and professional lighting; we can digitise paintings, illustrations and other media up to 2 meters wide.
One of the most critical stages of the art reproduction process is the origination. With over 15 years experience, we utilise our skills and specialist equipment to accurately match your originals, paying close attention to the texture, details and colours used in your artwork to give you a virtual copy.
Using our professional photography service means you can safely archive your images with us and create giclee prints of your art as and when you choose. You can be confident in the knowledge that we store your art in a secure location, encrypt all digitised images and your artwork is covered by specialist insurance while it's at our location.
All types of media can be photographed in fine detail - including watercolour, oils, acrylics, photographs, canvases, charcoal drawings, pencil, pastel, pen and ink.
Framed works that are displayed under glass are shot using a particular lighting layout that will eliminate any reflection.
Same size and Enlargements
By default, we photograph your artwork so that it can be reproduced at the same size without loss of detail. If you require enlargements, please ask us for a quote.
We can photograph artworks in their frames without any reflection from the glazing being captured. This can be important if you do not want to remove the artwork from its frame. There is no extra charge for this.
Artwork photography charges inc. vat:
We offer a 15% discount for 3 or more photographs. Printed proofs are charged at £10. Quotation for repackaging artwork for return by courier on request.
up to 42 x 59cm (approx 16 x 23" or A2) - £40
up to 85 x 120cm (approx 33 x 47" or A0) - £65
up to 130 x 150cm (approx 50 x 60") - £85
up to 150 x 200cm (approx 60 x 80") - £95
48-hour turnaround - when available
A one-off priority charge of £25 (for any number of artworks)
If you require us to shoot artwork on location, including art and gallery documentation, we can bring our setup to you, starting from £395 for up to half a day, and £495 for a full day.
- using a min 50-megapixel high-resolution camera
- tone and colour balancing at our studio
- adjustments to more closely match the original
- image archiving
- original and adjusted file
- print ready file
- artwork insurance included (see T&Cs)
There may be additional charges if:
- there is lots of editing required
- we need to remove and replace your images from frames
- photographing a material which requires extra setup to digitise
You will be notified of this before we start the process.