I hate being on the beginning end of a learning curve. It can be so exasperating.
Trying to take a photograph of glossy art is no easy feat, as I found out. Every photo had white spots where the light reflected off of the semi-gloss finish. Very frustrating. Everyone told me that I should have photographed before I put the gloss on, but it was a little too late. I bought a Polarizing filter for the camera: it's like sunglasses for the lens. It helped, but did not eliminate the issue. I was ready to settle for what I had, even though it did not represent the art well.
Then about a week later, it hit me out of the blue. If the light is reflecting off of some vertical brush strokes, what would happen if I photographed the art piece horizontally and flipped it right side up on the computer? Et voila! It worked. .
What is not working in your art pieces? In your world? What are you settling for because you cannot see any other way? Are you open to hearing a suggestion and to trying it?