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Re: Topic=Photographing Hostas

Joanne Pyszczek wrote:
> >What kind of camera do you use?
> Canon  T70, but it's getting old and I'm starting to consider a replacement
> Also Kodak DC 210 digital
> >Do you put it on Auto  or do you use manual settings?
> Normally Auto but do sometimes set it manually
> >What is your favorite speed of film, generally?
> I like 400 best, but usually use 200 since I'm never sure of what conditions
> I'll be shooting in
> >What is your favorite brand of film?
> Kodak (When you live an hour from Rochester I think it's mandatory)
> >Do you ever use Professional film---if so, what kind?
> No
> >Where do you focus in taking a pic of a clump? At front of clump, 1/3 back,
> >1/2 back at back of clump?
> Depends, mostly I guess the center.
> >Do you take mulitiple shots at different angles?
> Sometimes
> >Do you use a flash? If so, when?
> Not usually outdoors unless I get a low lite warning.
> >Do you prefer transparencies or print?
> Tough call there.  I can't scan slides but I like to have some for
> presentations.  Generally though I get more prints than slides.
> >Do you ever use 1000 ASA?If so, under what conditions?
> No
> >Do you use various lenses? Do you ever use a wide angle lens?
> No, my second lens is  telephoto so isn't useful for hostas.
> >Have you ever put cardboard or such behind a clump in order to get good
> >contrast?
> I haven't but it's a good idea.  I've found when trying to use some of my
> daylily shots to create web page backgrounds that the background of the
> picture is too dark.  I was planning on trying something like that
> to lighten them up.
> >What do you do with a subject that is in half sun and half shade?
> Cross my fingers and hope for the best.
> >Do you find that digital cameras are better than the others?
> I've only been using my digital a few months but love it.  I'm still
> learning how to set it to get the best pictures.
>  Now to add my own question. Has anyone ever tried the film form
> Seattle Filmworks that would do both slides and prints from the same film?
> I'm not sure if they even sell it any more.
> Joanne
> jopyz@earthlink.net
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I have used Seattle Filmworks to receive prints, slide, on disk and over
the internet along with a small thumbnail print of all the pictures. A
very good service that cost money. Try it once and see for yourself. It
does cost more then you would normally spend but then again they provide
more of a service.
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