Taking photos of displays...

From: Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk_at_yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 13:33:51 +0000

On Mon, 2005-02-28 at 12:55 -0500, der Mouse wrote:
> >> (with a digital camera)
> Yeah, if your camera doesn't have settings equivalent to exposure time
> and film speed, it sounds to me like a case of Don't Do That, Then.
> Not that that's teribly helpful.

FWIW if I stick the camera into manual mode I do have total control over
shutter speed (1/2000th sec to 15 secs) and aperture (f2.0 to f8.0) so I
should be able to do something reasonable there.

I don't know if I should be playing around with manual focus or not too;
depends whether the auto-focus tries to focus on the front of the
display tube or the actual text I suppose - trial and error time.

Just thought I'd pick on list wisdom to save me going back and forth
between the place downstairs where I can take photos, and upstairs where
the PC is that I can download images to :-) (LCD displays obviously
being too small to tell how good a detailed shot is going to turn out. I
can probably zoom/pan around the image on the camera, but I haven't
worked out how yet :)

Under Linux, I don't think there's any way I can pull metadata off the
camera along with images - so if I take lots of shots under a trial and
error approach, I have to note down what settings I was using for which
shot which is getting to be a pain in the butt!

ta for all the pointers,

Received on Mon Feb 28 2005 - 13:34:18 GMT

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