If you've seen any post I've made you might have noticed how terrible my photos of my artwork are. There's a reason for this: I take them with my phone in bad lighting.
Presenting my work in a professional looking way that shows it well seems insurmountable. Obviously its not and I'm just being defeatist. I have a scanner that is smaller than any paper I ever use and it creates shadows (and sometimes creases) in a painting if I try to do multiple scans and piece them together. I was looking up larger scanners online but the prevailing advice seems to be to take good photos.
While its a relief that I don't need to buy an expensive scanner, its going to be quite a project to set up a space with perfect lighting. Lucky for me I have a friend with a dslr camera that I'm sure I can borrow.