I need to take a picture of a painting so that I can get some prints made from it. I need top quality and the printer has already asked me to provide a TIFF image in 300 DPI, advising me to use two daylight lamps at 45° either side of the painting.
The problem is that I don't have such an equipment, and buying it for one occasion only seems to be a waste, with a bill of $ 100.00 or more.
I'd rather use a cloudy day outside but I'm not sure how to get the very best result. I have a D300 with a choice of lenses (16-85, 70-200, 18-55, 10-24) and a sturdy tripod. In my opinion using a short tele will avoid too much distortion.
Last but not least, the artist did not varnish the painting to avoid reflexions during the photo (I can varnish it later).
Any advice will be very welcome :o)