I’ve recently been working with April Shell, a Salt Lake City artist, to photograph her portfolio of oil paintings. This type of photography is a little different than my normal day-to-day shooting, but is still quite enjoyable.

The challenge in photographing artwork is to provide balanced lighting with no reflections and to accurately represent the colors. To achieve this, I used multiple diffused monolights. Since I know the color temperature of the lighting, I was able to set the white balance to show the true colors of the paintings.

To view the complete set, visit www.legacyonephotography.com/april.

Canon 5D, Canon 24-105 f/4L IS lens – 1/40 second, f/10, ISO 160