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Re: Taking pictures

  • Subject: [iris-photos] Re: Taking pictures
  • From: "lmmunro" <lmmunro@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2002 14:10:58 -0000

    Is the Sony Mavica a digital camera? I don't know what a 'macro' 
is but I wonder if they sell one for Kodak digital cameras. That 
would sure be handy.

--- In iris-photos@y..., Jelcy <jelcy.romberg@v...> wrote:
> I use a Sony Mavica and find that by turning on the macro I can get 
to within inches
> and have a superb photo, thanx to someone of Iris Photo mentioning 
that last year.
> I  design silver and beaded jewelry and when I need to photograph a 
final piece,
> that macro is a life saver.  Wonder how many years I would have 
struggled had it not
> been for one of you?  It would certainly be beneath me to actually 
read the
> instructions, even if I am a woman!
> As to lighting, I find that a slightly hazy day, or at least not 
the heat of the day
> brings for the best colors.  With a digital one can tweak the 
colors as has been
> shown by some very very red iris seen over the past year, but I do 
my best to have
> reproduction as true to form as I can.  I always have the filter on 
the lens.
> Hasn't been of in a couple of years save for cleaning.  That helps 
> Jelcy
> lmmunro wrote:
> >  I try to get as close as I can, at the flower's height. But have 
> > be at least a few feet away, otherwise comes out fuzzy. Also its 
> > to take pictures on a sunny day, but not at high noon. Worst is at
> > dusk or a gray/rainy day; but you can take great pictures at dusk
> > with the flash; the background comes out black; kind of dramatic.
> > But I think the most important thing is, for me anyways, is to 
> > TONS of pictures; cause alot don't come out that good and get 
> > Digital cameras are great for that!
> > How about everyone else? What do you think helps achieve good 
> > pictures?
> > Laetitia


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