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Forum: Photography and Video 04-04-2013, 03:44 AM
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Re: Photographing your Woodwork pieces – doing it properly

Good stuff Neil, glad you got something out of it.

Well, the lighting on that box illustrates my point - pure sunlight - that's it, apart from the PL filter to eliminate a couple of minor...
Forum: Photography and Video 04-03-2013, 03:58 AM
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Views: 169,554
Posted By FenceFurniture
Re: Photographing your Woodwork pieces – doing it properly

Yesterday my partner finished the deep etch on the main picture. I felt that the previous green background was a little too bright, and competed with the box for attention, so we went for a more...
Forum: Photography and Video 04-02-2013, 10:40 PM
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Posted By FenceFurniture
Re: Photographing your Woodwork pieces – doing it properly

Cheers Kev.

I think you should definitely spend that dough on more planes. :D

Where I'm talking about some of the higher cost gear it's really only to highlight that it is worthwhile, if...
Forum: Photography and Video 03-31-2013, 11:43 PM
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Views: 169,554
Posted By FenceFurniture
VARIOUS COMMENTS POSTED BY READERS

Ok, that's the end of the pre-prepared material.

These are just a few comments made by previous readers.

Originally Posted by a reader:
I still have never used any of my cameras to full...
Forum: Photography and Video 03-31-2013, 11:37 PM
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Posted By FenceFurniture
SUNLIGHT - THE REAL DEAL, and what a POLARISING FILTER WILL DO FOR YOU

This pic was purpose-shot (i.e. another application beyond the forum) and it was always envisaged that the background would be removed, hence not a great deal of effort went into that. I had to shoot...
Forum: Photography and Video 03-31-2013, 11:06 PM
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Views: 169,554
Posted By FenceFurniture
POLARISING FILTERS

These are the single most useful accessory in photography. They eliminate (or at least reduce) distracting light reflections, and show the real colour that is in the subject. They will not reduce...
Forum: Photography and Video 03-30-2013, 11:30 PM
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Views: 169,554
Posted By FenceFurniture
DEPTH OF FIELD COMPARISON

Here we have two pics taken with the widest aperture my camera has (f3.5) and the narrowest (f8).
The focusing point has not changed (the little timber stop on the rule)
The camera position has...
Forum: Photography and Video 03-30-2013, 11:16 PM
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Views: 169,554
Posted By FenceFurniture
DEPTH OF FIELD (how much of the subject is in focus relative to the distance from the

....the last word in the title is "camera"

There are four things that affect DOF:


The focal length of the lens (shorter focal length gives larger DOF)
The aperture used (smaller...
Forum: Photography and Video 03-30-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 169,554
Posted By FenceFurniture
WHY THE APERTURE NUMBERS ARE WHAT THEY ARE (1.4, 2.8 etc)

Ever wondered? It's not too difficult really, so I'm going to indulge in a wee bit of tech talk which will hopefully give some understanding.

The aperture numbers that many will be familiar with...
Forum: Photography and Video 03-30-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 169,554
Posted By FenceFurniture
ZOOM LENSES verses PRIME LENSES

Waddya want? Convenience or quality? It’s that simple. If you want both, then buy both (which is what I did).

If you are going to have zooms then don’t try to get a one size fits all from wide to...
Forum: Photography and Video 03-29-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 169,554
Posted By FenceFurniture
MANUAL FOCUS CONTROL

Too often the autofocus can be fooled by subjects that have no contrast in the focus zone that you want. Furthermore if Depth of Field is limited then the focus point is critical, and may not be...
Forum: Photography and Video 03-29-2013, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 169,554
Posted By FenceFurniture
BRACKETING EXPOSURES

For those not in the know, “bracketing” is taking additional exposures slightly either side of the original (in either a third of half stop increments and decrements).

Some cameras have an...
Forum: Photography and Video 03-29-2013, 09:36 AM
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Views: 169,554
Posted By FenceFurniture
APERTURE PRIORITY and SHUTTER PRIORITY

So, to bring this relative to the different auto-exposure modes, let's look at two of them "Aperture Priority" (Av) and "Shutter Prority" (Tv). We know that the correct exposure for any given scene...
Forum: Photography and Video 03-28-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 169,554
Posted By FenceFurniture
MANUAL EXPOSURE

I almost never shoot in Auto, especially these days with a Digital camera where I have immediate check on the pic I’ve just taken. This is particularly useful when you are taking a couple of...
Forum: Photography and Video 03-28-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 169,554
Posted By FenceFurniture
THE VIRTUES OF A TRIPOD

The main purpose of a tripod is of course to avoid camera shake on longer exposures (say 1/15 second and longer depending on how steady your hands are). This, in turn, will allow you to use a much...
Forum: Photography and Video 03-28-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 169,554
Posted By FenceFurniture
Edit your work before publication

It is pointless to put up ten pictures when one will do. In fact it’s worse than pointless, it’s counter-productive, and people can tune out to the whole series. I was looking at a post yesterday...
Forum: Photography and Video 03-27-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 169,554
Posted By FenceFurniture
“I take stacks of pictures, and hope that one will be ok”

Pure nonsense! Digital cameras are compounding the folly of this attitude big time. It’s the same as saying “I do my planing blindfold, and hope that something will be flat”. When I was a pro, people...
Forum: Photography and Video 03-27-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 169,554
Posted By FenceFurniture
HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF A PHONE CAMERA

Use it to call through an order for a camera that doesn't make phone calls.


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Forum: Photography and Video 03-27-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 169,554
Posted By FenceFurniture
Photographing your Woodwork pieces – doing it properly

I ran this thread on my home forum a few months ago, and I’ve been waiting for it to mature before posting here. There will be quite a number of lengthy posts, because photography is a pretty big...
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