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  1. Dagwood56

    Dagwood56 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm still trying to get familiar with all the functions on my camera [Canon570is] and I've been trying to get a macro \close-up that will turn out in focus. With the cold and miserable weather there hasn't been a lot to work with, but I think I'm getting better....

    Oh, and you'll never believe what I used to diffuse the built in flash - a sheet of Angel Soft toilet paper! :lol: These are some macros of faux flowers on a wreath, and some clsoe-ups of some decorative things in my kitchen.

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  2. lonewolfe

    lonewolfe TPF Noob!

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    i might not know too much but i feel like the flash is too strong in 4 and 5 but very nice pictures other then that pretty much
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    "Angel Soft works Wonders" :D :D :D

    You did well in wanting to diffuse the on-camera flash, otherwise these close-ups would not have looked as good as they now do! I do like your experiments with the flower made from cloth, mostly so Photo 2.

    The grape pics don't convince me as much, since the direct flash reflects so much off them, Angel Soft or no Angel Soft ;), and for the kitchen door ornament you might have wanted to step a half step back to also include its bottom into your frame.
     
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    I like them. I've never thought of using angel soft, but I have used 2 layers of wax paper to defuse my on camera flash. I will have to give your way a go sometime.
     
  5. Dagwood56

    Dagwood56 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yes, I learned my lesson last time with trying to take close ups with a built in flash. I was going to try crumpled plastic wrap, but thought it might not diffuse the flash enough so went with the TP. lol

    I agree, the lighting is a bit harsh

    I'll have to give the wax paper a try too.

    Thanks for the comments.
     
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    looking good just keep taking pictures!
     
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    i am going to have to try the TP idea.


    good pictures btw.
     
  8. Dagwood56

    Dagwood56 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks edtek & everlastingphotography.
     
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    Mesoam TPF Noob!

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    do you have a tripod? if not try just using "natural" angles...use a stationary object as a tripod to steady the camera and set the timer...ditch the use of the flash
     
  10. Dagwood56

    Dagwood56 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks Mesoam, I've been looking into getting a tripod, come spring I'm going to need one for flowers and bugs. I'm hoping to find something lightweight yet sturdy and inexpensive.
     

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