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#46 KK

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Posted 22 August 2003 - 11:40 PM

Hi Ann,
About the glare in the glass.
Sometimes a circular polarizer lens works well through glass windows and doors. And you can difuse the flash by covering it with kleenex, if you have to use flash fill.
You probably know this, but just in case.

Your photos are always topnotch!
Love the cameos and wedding dress.

Hi Lisa,
Jack's camera is a real fine one. I can't wait to see your photos.

After I wade through my 350 vacation photos!!!
I will start on my solids collection. I've added quite a few in the past few weeks. [Eek!]

Bye, KK [Big Grin]

[ August 23, 2003, 12:44 AM: Message edited by: KK ]

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Posted 24 August 2003 - 01:01 PM

Thanks for the tips KK, if we have any questions about our new camera we now know who to ask!! [Big Grin]

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Posted 25 August 2003 - 12:18 AM

Well I have just sent Lisa my first picture. No new solids and it may have been done before, but it's a start! [New Laugh]
This little exercise did highlight the fact that I could do with a few more solids, [Silly] a few more props [Eek!] and a lot more playtime! [New Laugh] ... but it was definately fun.
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Posted 25 August 2003 - 07:47 AM

You did a great job Fee, thanks for sharing with us all! [Big Grin]

#50 Ann and Ken

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Posted 25 August 2003 - 08:44 AM

Hi Fee,

That is so cute. [Big Grin]

I love the baby bottle with the two teddies. [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

And the little white bunny looking on from behind the tall grass. [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

Did you take the photo outside??? The photo is excellent, you can even see the stem on the cherry pie. [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

Ann & Ken

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Posted 25 August 2003 - 11:16 PM

Fee,
What a lovely scene all your teddy bears got together for a tea party! [Smile] [Smile] [Smile]

Thanks for sharing your photo with us. [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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Posted 25 August 2003 - 01:11 PM

Hi Fee,

I think you did a great job. The color is beautiful and great clarity.

Keep sending us your pictures please ......
Maybe now I will get brave and send one of mine!!
[Eek!]

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Posted 25 August 2003 - 01:55 PM

Hi Fee,
You did a wonderful job. I love your teatime teddies. Very creative work.
You and Ann are inspiring me [Smile]
Can't wait to see more.
KK [Smile]

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Posted 25 August 2003 - 02:41 PM

Hi K.K.,
What is Flash Fill? I'm having problems too shooting my vitrine with solids for our Members Photos page.

Thanks.....

Mimi

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Posted 25 August 2003 - 04:12 PM

Hi Fee

It's just wonderful thad you are sharing your displays with us - thanks a lot!!! [Smile] [Smile] Thad's what I said is great!!!

[New Laugh] [New Laugh] Since my favourite bear "Rodney" is thereby the party, I would like to participate dearest also in the cosy round [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

Liliane,
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#56 Fee

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Posted 26 August 2003 - 04:59 AM

Thank you all for your kind words! [Big Grin]
Yes, Ann I took the photo inside as it was raining at the time but I set it up next to a window to get as much natural light as possible. I might try it again outside when the weather picks up and see what the rabbit looks like peeping through some real grass!
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#57 Ann and Ken

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Posted 26 August 2003 - 07:09 AM

Hi Fee,

Keep at it . Isn't it fun???

Sometimes we run all over the yard just to get the right lighting.
With the digital camera now you can take some shots and see how they look then take more without waiting .

Our neighbors sometimes hang over the fence when they hear us outside just to see what we are shooting next. They really got a kick out of it when I was doing a snow scene in 90 degree temp.
The wind came up and fake snow I was using went all over the yard.

Ann

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Posted 26 August 2003 - 08:07 AM

Fee,

What a great display you created! I love it. Thanks for sharing. [Big Grin]

Jeanette

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Posted 26 August 2003 - 08:16 AM

Hi KK and Mimi,

Yea, what is flash fill? Can you help a novice at photography? I honestly do not know what I am doing aside from pointing and shooting.

I too am having problems photographing my vitrine although I have not tried covering the flash with kleenex yet (neat suggestion!). I only have a digital camera with a zoom (Pentax Optio S) and the flash on it is very bright.

I'm going to give it another try this week using kleenex and see what happens.

Thanks, Jeanette [Big Grin]

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Posted 26 August 2003 - 10:18 AM

Hi Mimi & Jeanette,
To me the "flash fill" is the light bulb flash on the camera. (On the digital cameras there is a button under menu to set the flash to high,normal or low) You usually turn it on inside to get more light. When you use it photographing through glass it shows the glare of the flash. That's why Ann & Ken go outside to photograph their scenes so they have plenty of natural light.
If you can't take your solids outside or don't want to, then drag the vitrine to a sunny spot with plenty of natural(window) light, open the doors on the vitrine and try shooting with the doors open. If you want the doors closed then stand to the side so your image doesn't reflect in the glass or mirror.DON'T USE THE FLASH. Just keep moving and make sure you're not in the photo. You need a steady hand so you don't get blur or shake. Use a tripod or set up a chair with books to get the height and angle you want. Use the auto mode and the zoom or macro mode(close up with great detail) The macro on my camera is a flower icon. I use a digital camera so you can take many, many shots and check them out on the spot. I take at least 10 to 20 shots for 1 good one to keep sometimes more. And plenty of times I can't even get a good photo, but I keep at it. You will find plenty of "props" around the house. For a back drop I use a black velvet dress or a green velvet dress. I drape it over a table,TV tray, something I can move around to get the best light. I put a couple of books underneath to give some height and lean the solids against. Just set up your "studio" first then bring in your solids. It's work but well worth the results. Perfect example Ann & Ken and Fee.
Use your auto mode that's easiest.
Don't use flash around glass or mirror.
Stay out of refection.
If you use the flash keep it low and use kleenex over the flash
Best to use natural light(a bright sunny room)
Keep shooting a way until you get the results you want
PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE!
It ain't easy, but it's fun!
This is way tooooo long. I hope it helps and makes sense.
KK [Eek!]

[ August 26, 2003, 11:16 AM: Message edited by: KK ]




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