How to take good photos

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jenga
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Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:08 pm

Just wondered whether theres someone here willing to add tips / write a guide on 'How To take good photos of posterz' and how NOT to take crap photos. Mine always come out blurry, flash reflected, wrong angle, wrong light etc. Just thought this could add to the quality of photos added to the data base.
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Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:14 pm

I like this idea for a thread, my pictures always suck too. Any advice on pictures of framed pieces would be appreciated too. Mine always have a terrible glare in the photos.
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Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:15 pm

There was a thread on this before, but I can't find it anymore.
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Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:20 pm

To prevent glare on a framed picture, just take it from an angle above the frame, then you won't get a direct reflection of the flash. Another option would be to properly light the framed work and then take a picture without flash. Having a decent camera helps.
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Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:23 pm

Codeblue wrote:There was a thread on this before, but I can't find it anymore.
maybe you're thinking of the one on gigposters
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Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:23 pm

I'm appalled.
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Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:26 pm

dr_flie wrote: Another option would be to properly light the framed work and then take a picture without flash. Having a decent camera helps.
My camara is pretty good and I don't use a flash, but the lighting is always reflected on the glass. I have U/V glass (plexi?) on everything, does it reflect more or add more glare than standard glass?
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Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:26 pm

sabotage wrote:Any advice on pictures of framed pieces would be appreciated too. Mine always have a terrible glare in the photos.
Polarizing filter (for SLRs) will reduce reflection/glare.
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Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:29 pm

Try an make it so that the borders of the poster line up with the borders of the photo.

Crop off any unnecessary stuff outside the poster. Best to take the picture while the poster can lay flat without anything holding the corners down and covering it up.

Stand further away than you normally would and use the zoom. If you take pictures of your posters while they're on the floor then stand on a chair.

Always use flash.

If the poster is on a coated paper (ie. litho) there is going to be glare. To get rid of the glare you'll have to take the picture at an angle.

That's all I can think of off hand.
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Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:29 pm

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sabotage wrote:Any advice on pictures of framed pieces would be appreciated too. Mine always have a terrible glare in the photos.
Polarizing filter (for SLRs) will reduce reflection/glare.
yep. and proper lighting to avoid using a flash for framed pieces.
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Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:30 pm

Could be down to the camera? I have two digital cameras.An Olympia and a Canon G9. Olympia often creats blurry pics of posters. Canon is far better.
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Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:32 pm

What exactly is proper lighting??
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Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:33 pm

Can one of the power rangers on this site move this to the Help category so it doesn't get purged like the last thread on this subject?
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Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:34 pm

jenga wrote:What exactly is proper lighting??
soft, from behind you, off to the side so theres no direct glare.
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Thu Sep 25, 2008 4:36 pm

jenga wrote:What exactly is proper lighting??
i aim my flash at the ceiling which gives a broad, softer and more even light.
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