Old machine photos

From: Joe <rigdonj_at_cfl.rr.com>
Date: Sat Jan 11 16:08:00 2003

At 03:56 PM 1/11/03 -0500, you wrote:
>I've finally purchased a digital camera!
>Any recommendations on photographing machines?
>resolution, size, positions - front, back, inside, screen shots?

  1) Get a good photo editing program. Use it to crop the photos, tweak the color etc. If you crop the photos you can post pictures with higher resoluation and still keep the file size down.
  2) Buy and use a heavy tripod. It will make a world of difference in your photos. You can never hold a camera as steady as it can and you'll be amazed how much sharper in the photos will be. Speaking of sharpness, my Mavica seeems to "average" out the pixels in the images. I use the Filter Sharpen function in Photoshop and it ALWAYS improves the images.
  3) Photograph your stuff under GOOD light. The digital cameras don't handle a very wide range of light levels so you need to use strong light but be careful of the glare.
  4) If your computer room is cluttered use a backdrop behind your subject to hide the clutter. Your photos will look 1000% better. I use a large light blue denium bedspread. The color doesn't detract from the subject and it's large enough to hide a lot of junk, er, ah, other interesting projects.

   Have fun. Send us the URL after you get some pictures posted.

Received on Sat Jan 11 2003 - 16:08:00 GMT

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