...is that you have to photograph it. Never a problem with digital art.
I have paintings piling up but little time to photograph them---and when I do, trying to avoid glare is frustrating. Not to mention some of my formats are not perfectly square so it's awkward trying to get them to fill the space in an inherently square format. Just finished taking down a show and was trying to get good pictures but the lighting wasn't obliging me so I'll have to re-shoot them all.
When I do, this is how I will try to go about it:
1) Will for the weather to give me a perfectly overcast day with no rain and take my photo outdoors. Diffuse lighting is the best way to dodge glare, so I'll try to take the painting outside for the photo session. Failing that...
2) I'll try to find a space with a lot of indirect natural lighting. Which will be kind of a miracle.
3) I try to avoid all strong lights. Lamps, camera flashes, are all bad news for avoiding that glare, in my experience.
4) Tripods help. I just got one. Need to use it more.
5) Before I got the camera I'm using (an old DSLR), I didn't know anything about F-stop. Increasing this setting sharpens the whole image. Also good for photographing landscapes you want to paint.
Do you have any other tips for photographing artwork or tips for getting soft, diffused light when the weather won't oblige you? Tell me about them!