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Techniques, tips & tricks for generating pics that rock!

  1. I think I'm getting closer....

    With out taking into consideration the light reflections, what do you think of these? Still not the quality I'm after, but a step in the right direction I believe.

    Started by catfish, 01-17-2008 04:26 PM
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    01-18-2008 12:46 AM Go to last post
  2. Constructive criticism needed....

    Here are some pics taken with the new Canon Rebel XTi. I am having slight focusing problems. Just barely learning, as I had no idea what aperature and F-stops were....LOL. What a headache. I can take great pics of scenery and of larger things, but macro shots are killing me. Please critic...

    Started by catfish, 01-17-2008 08:58 AM
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    01-17-2008 02:27 PM Go to last post
  3. Anyone here use the Canon Rebel Digital SLR XTi?

    I'm pretty sure thats what I'm getting for Christmas this year.....(fingers crossed). Coming set up with 2 different Macro lenses. The camera specs out fantastic on paper, but anyone here use it for marble photos? Please tell me they will be great. I'm so excited, I haven't felt this way about...

    Started by catfish, 11-14-2007 05:34 AM
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    01-09-2008 11:44 PM Go to last post
  4. bought a new camera.

    I picked up a sony dsc-h3 I will be really excited to see what it can do for my mib pics. It was absolutley all I could or would afford and was just over $300 dollars. So far I like that fact that is small, has killer macro, and you can get additional lenses. Most digitals are $600 just for the...

    Started by Justme, 12-29-2007 09:58 PM
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    12-29-2007 09:58 PM Go to last post
  5. has anyone tried this!?

    I have a friend in the Jewelry business who uses a scanner to his get shots. He uses a xerox color scanner. I don't have a scanner but I wonder how that would work. I dare ya to try it! Any takers? /me prays it works. :adore:

    Started by Justme, 11-20-2007 02:12 PM
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    11-21-2007 02:32 PM Go to last post
  6. Any thoughts on SAMSUNG S630 6.0 MP

    THis is the digital camera I have owned for about 6 months. Was fairly inexpensive and has digital and manual zoom. I have had a heck of a time with close up shots of marbles and am getting better at it, is it the camera or my inexperience. My last digi cam was a Vivitar that set me back a few...

    Started by hdale7, 11-16-2007 11:44 PM
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    11-18-2007 08:27 PM Go to last post
  7. buying a good camera

    what do you guys suggest as far a a good camera make- expecially for taking pictures of smaller, more detailed items for "clear pictures"- with a decent price range. Thank you

    Started by stevendalane, 11-04-2007 06:39 PM
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    11-04-2007 10:31 PM Go to last post
  8. Too Many Pixels?

    Finally got some decent marble pix only to find they won't upload on the site because they have too many pixels? Can't find a setting on my camera that helps nor a thread here that addresses "pixels". Anybody know what I can do? Thanks!!!!

    Started by Barb, 10-18-2007 05:38 PM
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    10-31-2007 11:16 PM Go to last post
  9. Buying a new Digital Camera? Some things to

    consider.. I just read an artilce by Consumers Report that pertains to anyone in our hobby looking to improve their marble photography. The report starts off that the prices are falling down and making it more affordable to buy a *higher end* digital camera. It was suggested to buy at least a 7...

    Started by kris7047th, 10-28-2007 10:40 AM
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    10-28-2007 10:40 AM Go to last post
  10. Just need a general opinion

    on these 2 pics. They are the same marble in the same position. 1 gray background 1 black. Which one is better. Just playng with some different methods.

    Started by tnbar, 10-10-2007 05:10 PM
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    10-15-2007 05:03 AM Go to last post
  11. Need hi-res photos of unusual marbles for kids' book

    We are doing a kids' book on all kinds of sports and game balls, and marbles are in the mix! We have 2 pages devoted to "Marble Mania," which has bits and pieces of marble fun. We'd like to have a few photos of some really cool marbles (like the micro mini marbles, which Pete is helping us with)....

    Started by darbycreek, 10-12-2007 11:38 AM
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  12. taking pics

    You gave me a website before & I had it downloaded., however., didn't make the pictures clearer. So I removed the program. But later., I talked to my brother who loaned the camera to me., and he did tell me it was probably the camera- not what i was doing., right or wrong. However, would like...

    Started by stevendalane, 09-01-2007 08:54 PM
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    09-01-2007 10:45 PM Go to last post
  13. Help with pics

    I'm finally ready to toss the camera :smash: :banghead: O have to use the one I have because we are real tight on money after the move, sooooo I have some questions:102: How do you guys get more than one side of the mib in one pic, why does my flash totally mess up the pics, and how do you get...

    Started by purpledog, 08-27-2007 11:59 PM
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    08-31-2007 12:56 AM Go to last post
  14. Newbie W/pic ?

    :102: i CANNOT, figure out this camera thing., and know you are all probably thinking oh geez., here's another idiot. I know what I want the pictures to look like., but they don't even come out close. I think it's a lighting problem., , but not sure. Or maybe i'm looking through the LCD and...

    Started by stevendalane, 08-16-2007 10:18 PM
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    08-18-2007 11:11 AM Go to last post
  15. camera settings

    ok what do you think is best to set your camera on as far as resolution? macro or super macro? I have a olympus c5000 zoom 5 mp . I have had this camera for 3 or 4 years . It was top of the line then and still is very very nice and has tons of features . for the first 2 years i didnt know how...

    Started by boogie1, 05-15-2007 07:04 PM
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    08-16-2007 12:30 PM Go to last post

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