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Offline soldieroftheline

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Re: How I take my Photographs
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2012, 09:44:22 PM »
Here's my initial attempt at setting up to take photos. Just a bit of blue paper on my painting table and a couple of cheap lamps with daylight compact flourescent bulbs in on each side and my painting lamp overhead.


Offline soldieroftheline

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Re: How I take my Photographs
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2012, 10:02:16 PM »
And the results, first attempt. The camera is a now dated 3.2MP Canon SureShot A75. No tripod or adjustments to the camera settings, just on auto with macro. Basic correction.






Offline Blue in vt

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Re: How I take my Photographs
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2012, 11:58:52 PM »
Those look pretty good and illustrate how this does NOT require a lot of hi tech equipment.  Well done.  I might suggest a slightly darker background.... Just for contrast.

Cheers,

Blue
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Offline soldieroftheline

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Re: How I take my Photographs
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2012, 10:08:20 AM »
Thanks, yes I need to experiment with backgrounds, settings etc. I don't even know what resolution the camera was set on but it probably wasn't the maximum.


Offline Faber

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Re: How I take my Photographs
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2012, 03:08:39 PM »
useful pics Genrul! :)
thanks for sharing

Offline Belisarius

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Re: How I take my Photographs
« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2012, 05:10:12 PM »
Thanks guys for a brilliant thread - most useful.

Offline Wirelizard

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Re: How I take my Photographs
« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2012, 06:43:17 AM »
I did up a batch of simple colour gradient backgrounds over the years, then complied them together into a single PDF last year and put it up on my website. I know I've linked to it before from elsewhere on LAF, but here it is on this photography thread:

http://www.warbard.ca/2011/01/11/gradient-backgrounds-for-photography/

It's a basic 9 page PDF with 8 different full-page gradients. Designed for Letter-sized paper but should scale just fine onto any size paper you can print onto.

Offline syrinx0

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Re: How I take my Photographs
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2012, 03:40:15 AM »
BTW Thanks for that handy set of backgrounds Wirelizard - I used 2 of them this LPL. :D
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