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Keeper Of The PowerCut Admin Team Zombie Apprentice Posts: 16,894 - Allan

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Taking better pictures..?
« on: September 26, 2009, 09:47:45 PM »
Here's your chance to take a step back, and take a pic of your "photo-studio setup".. ;)
What do you use to take those great pictures and how do you use it..?
 
 
« Last Edit: September 26, 2009, 09:51:56 PM by AHB »


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Re: Taking better pictures..?
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2009, 01:03:36 AM »
ready for it?

all i use to take pics is:



+ this



and more lately this:



....meaning i dont have a "photo-studio setup" :D

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Re: Taking better pictures..?
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2009, 01:36:39 AM »


I got one of them too :D

I take most of my pics on the top of my CD storage box :)

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Re: Taking better pictures..?
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2009, 01:38:42 AM »
I use the cat tree house that the cat never uses. I figured someone might as well get some use out of it.  :think:

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Re: Taking better pictures..?
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2009, 01:41:53 AM »
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I got one of them too :D

I take most of my pics on the top of my CD storage box :)

no way, you have one too? :o also pretty useful to keep the world rolling, isnt it? :D

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Re: Taking better pictures..?
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2009, 01:43:45 AM »
More of a time share agreement really :P

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Re: Taking better pictures..?
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2009, 01:46:18 AM »
hey! i havent sign any document for a time share..... :o those guys are good :ahhh

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Re: Taking better pictures..?
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2009, 02:20:21 AM »
I just use my Nikon D70, SB600 flash, and 28-105mm Macro to take my shots.  Next time I take some I'll set up and use the small digital to illustrate.
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Re: Taking better pictures..?
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2009, 05:52:08 AM »
More of a time share agreement really :P

I reckon you might have got the furry end of the pineapple in that deal Neil "Sunny England"  :rofl:


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Re: Taking better pictures..?
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2009, 06:27:02 AM »
« Last Edit: September 27, 2009, 06:31:33 AM by eodtech »

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Re: Taking better pictures..?
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2009, 01:54:20 PM »
More of a time share agreement really :P

I reckon you might have got the furry end of the pineapple in that deal Neil "Sunny England"  :rofl:

It seemed like a good deal at the time  :-\

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Re: Taking better pictures..?
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2009, 01:59:17 PM »
Great links, eodtech. I'll do some in-depht reading of those..  :tu:

I take most of my pics on the top of my CD storage box :)
How do you manage to get such clear pictures on a storagebox..?  ???  :think:


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Re: Taking better pictures..?
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2009, 02:06:58 PM »
Rule of sharpness No.1   Use a tripod.   :tu:

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Re: Taking better pictures..?
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2009, 02:09:04 PM »
Rule of sharpness No.1   Use a tripod.   :tu:
Care to share a picture of the setup?  :)


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Re: Taking better pictures..?
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2009, 02:27:27 PM »

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Re: Taking better pictures..?
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2009, 02:44:57 PM »
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Thanks, Neil..  :tu:
Just shows that it doesn't take alot of fancy equipment to take fantastic pictures..  :salute:
(There's a compliment somewhere in this..)  ;)
BTW, do you still superglue those poor buggers..?


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Re: Taking better pictures..?
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2009, 02:56:04 PM »
 ::) :D

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Re: Taking better pictures..?
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2009, 03:00:58 PM »
In photography, lighting is everything.

I also don't use much, even though I probably have more camera equipment then anyone else on this forum.

If you think I am kidding, here is a list of what I currently have....

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showpost.php?p=3583080&postcount=720

The majority of my photos are taken with a Canon S5IS simply because of the rotating back LCD panel. It is perfect for odd angle and macro photography. I use the top of my cat's tree house. I may use a leather or black velvet background depending on my mood and the effect I am going for. My only source of light is a on camera flash gun (Canon 420EX) that I may bounce off the ceiling, or off a wall. I may take several photos with different light angles and select the better later for posting. You may laugh, but I rarely use a tripod. I basically hold the camera at chest height straight out with the camera pointing downwards, and the LCD panel facing me for easy composition. With flash, you rarely need a tripod.

On very rare occasions, I might break out a DSLR with a different lens for something a little different (rare because the small S5IS excels at this type of photography). On rarer occasion, I will use a tripod to get the camera high enough and level for one of those whole collection shots that appear to show on a flat field. Those are tricky to set correctly. Once again, the S5IS excels at this with its moveable rear LCD screen. The photograph of all my MTs was taken about 9 feet off the ground (My Manfrotto 055 Tank gets me there) with a 90 degree repro arm, and even then, I was forced to angle the camera to get it all in.

Here is a photo of the tripod set up. I might use a few TV dinner tray tables as a platform at times for the larger collection shots. Just recently, I was forced to use the Kitchen Table.



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Re: Taking better pictures..?
« Reply #18 on: September 27, 2009, 07:10:36 PM »
Rule of sharpness No.1   Use a tripod.   :tu:

+1   :D

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Re: Taking better pictures..?
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2009, 04:06:03 AM »
Nothing fancy for me just a Nikon Coolpix 5200 and the kitchen table or breakfast bar.  Natural sunlight or flash as required.  Automatic cameras rule. :tu:
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Re: Taking better pictures..?
« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2009, 09:04:36 PM »
I use my old Canon Powershot G6 with the tripod and a couple of simple clip-on lights with compact fluorescent bulbs. Still learning, but generally it works OK.

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Re: Taking better pictures..?
« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2009, 09:59:04 PM »
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Thanks, Neil..  :tu:
Just shows that it doesn't take alot of fancy equipment to take fantastic pictures..  :salute:
(There's a compliment somewhere in this..)  ;)
BTW, do you still superglue those poor buggers..?

A bit of foil or a mirror on the camera side of this view will even the lighting up a bit :tu:
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Re: Taking better pictures..?
« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2009, 10:01:45 PM »
No need to spend a fortune.
For Multi-tools, Knives, ETC you don’t really need a studio set up unless you want to do it all of the time, or do so professionally. Nor do you need an expensive camera, some of the compacts have great macro on em’.
I like overcast days outside with a small tripod – but with the built in timer to stop camera shake. Bright sunny days are crap for taking pics, casting too many sharp shadows for my taste.


A couple of boards with a matt emulsion paint on em’ (non-reflective) those sample pot’s are enough and don’t cost much. Medium strength colours are best.



Sometimes the wildlife will pay a visit! ….Don’t know where this fella/girl lives but since I give it ‘cat treats’ now & again he/she appears now & again when I do stuff outside




Good Tip this:
Move your digital camera around until you can see the makers name on the blade or pliers image on your screen and snap away. Take about 10 snaps and pick the best one.



Stick your name on them after you upload to Photobucket if you don’t want people to nick em’

Did this one with a 4 mp Canon Ixus40
« Last Edit: October 02, 2009, 01:04:21 AM by Paul »
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Re: Taking better pictures..?
« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2009, 12:27:08 AM »
Let's keep each other informed with tips and make this thread a 'sticky' ?
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Re: Taking better pictures..?
« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2009, 03:31:25 PM »

A bit of foil or a mirror on the camera side of this view will even the lighting up a bit :tu:

I sometimes use a bit of white card to bounce the light back if it needs it but what I often do is set the exposure for the dark side of the object allowing the background to be massively over exposed.  I just quite like the effect :)  Its a personal preference and I know that many proper photographers would disapprove.. like I care :D

I need to sort something out for taking photos with artificial light though, especially with the nights drawing in.  I've had reasonable sucess firing an external flash through white fabric one side of the subject whilst using a reduced power flash to the front.  Problem with that setup is it takes up most of my desk to get everything right  ::)  More experiments to come  :tu:

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Re: Taking better pictures..?
« Reply #25 on: October 03, 2009, 04:29:45 AM »
There's some great tips on here - but I do feel better after realising that Paul takes ten / keeps one - I thought it was just me being crap :P

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Re: Taking better pictures..?
« Reply #26 on: October 03, 2009, 04:40:30 AM »
There's some great tips on here - but I do feel better after realising that Paul takes ten / keeps one - I thought it was just me being crap :P

Not only does my Sony DSC-H20 take pictures in burst mode, it takes them with different settings so you have a broader spectrum of images to pick from

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Re: Taking better pictures..?
« Reply #27 on: October 03, 2009, 12:14:06 PM »
I tend to take 1 or 2, but if I do 2, its because I have changed the light source direction. When using bounce flash, it often pays to take the same shot with the light pointing at different areas of the room.

The nice thing about using artificial light, I am not dependent upon the sun, and can do a photo very much at anytime of the day.

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Re: Taking better pictures..?
« Reply #28 on: October 03, 2009, 04:52:13 PM »
Good idea using the timer to avoid the button push shakes  :tu: :salute:


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Re: Taking better pictures..?
« Reply #29 on: October 03, 2009, 05:22:10 PM »
There's some great tips on here - but I do feel better after realising that Paul takes ten / keeps one - I thought it was just me being crap :P


Well.........sometimes I keep two  :-\...........should of said I keep em' all in a folder, but just post the better ones!
I remember seeing a programme about that Lord Litchfield fella back in the days of film photography, and he used to use three full films just for one picture.
He could afford it. The good thing about digital is you can take as many as you like and it costs nothing extra.

« Last Edit: October 03, 2009, 05:27:26 PM by Paul »

 

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