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« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2012, 10:44:22 PM »

Here's my initial attempt at setting up to take photos. Just a bit of blue paper on my painting table and a couple of cheap lamps with daylight compact flourescent bulbs in on each side and my painting lamp overhead.

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« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2012, 11:02:16 PM »

And the results, first attempt. The camera is a now dated 3.2MP Canon SureShot A75. No tripod or adjustments to the camera settings, just on auto with macro. Basic correction.





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« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2012, 12:58:52 AM »

Those look pretty good and illustrate how this does NOT require a lot of hi tech equipment.  Well done.  I might suggest a slightly darker background.... Just for contrast.

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« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2012, 11:08:20 AM »

Thanks, yes I need to experiment with backgrounds, settings etc. I don't even know what resolution the camera was set on but it probably wasn't the maximum.
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« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2012, 02:18:59 PM »

try printing out these and seeing how the mini looks against them.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/535/bluegradientbackground.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/714/blackbackgroundh.png/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/813/alternatebackground.jpg/
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« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2012, 04:08:39 PM »

useful pics Genrul! Smiley
thanks for sharing
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« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2012, 07:10:12 PM »

Thanks guys for a brilliant thread - most useful.
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« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2012, 08:43:17 AM »

I did up a batch of simple colour gradient backgrounds over the years, then complied them together into a single PDF last year and put it up on my website. I know I've linked to it before from elsewhere on LAF, but here it is on this photography thread:

http://www.warbard.ca/2011/01/11/gradient-backgrounds-for-photography/

It's a basic 9 page PDF with 8 different full-page gradients. Designed for Letter-sized paper but should scale just fine onto any size paper you can print onto.
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« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2012, 05:40:15 AM »

BTW Thanks for that handy set of backgrounds Wirelizard - I used 2 of them this LPL. Cheesy
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