Taking photos of displays...

From: dvcorbin_at_optonline.net <(dvcorbin_at_optonline.net)>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 11:14:53 +0000

> Has anyone got any useful tips for photographing (with a digital
> camera)running machines such that whatever's on the screen is
> captured with
> some kind of decent quality?

Depends if the screen display is static [constant content].

If constant, use a tripod and go slow [>1/60 Sec].

If the display is changing rapidly....

Again on a tripod from a fixed location...

1) 1 Shot with the shutter speed / f-stop balanced for the overall shot (don't worry about the screen)

2) A series of shots at a FAST shutter speed (1/500 or 1/1000) to capture the screen. It takes some playing to get a good composition [for *MY* monitor (21" Viewsonic) 1/1000 and f5.6 from a distance of about 5" on MY Olympus camera, is usually the center point for my bracket.

Then with the wonders of digital photography....cut and paste..
Received on Mon Feb 28 2005 - 11:14:44 GMT

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