Color photography is not limited to live or solid subjects. You may occasionally be called upon to copy colored illustrations or even paintings.
A Faithful reproduction of an original picture or document is called “Copying” by photographic means. The original can be any printed matter. Drawings, handwritten document or continuous-tone originals like paintings, photographs, charts, engravings etc. This type of photography is not creative but it is purely technical in application. It does pose certain problems related to lighting, optics and processing.