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    Photographing points

    I have been taking photography more serious for about 4 years. I think that I do pretty good with portraits and landscapes but when it comes to photo I have taken of the projectiles I have found they really do not do justice to the craftmanship or the materials. I have a cannon digital rebel with a 75mm to 300mm lens. I would love to hear from you all about lighting and other subjects. Molly I would love your input because you really have some great photo.

  2. #2
    pickaway

    Re: Photographing points

    Go to www.arrowheads.com and click the link "Jims Artifacts blog" he's got a real good setup for taking pics of artifacts.

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    Re: Photographing points

    Thanks for the link pickaway that was a great article

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    Re: Photographing points

    Thanks Molly! It has rained here for day!!!! I think we received nearly 8 inches yesterday and last night so if that beautiful sun shows his face I will definitely try this. Nice to know we use the same camera if I ever get some good shots I would like for you to tell me how you do your floating points.

  5. #5
    gb
    Feb 2008
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    Re: Photographing points

    ok, I'd love to help you. Just gimme a shout..

    Molly.

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    Re: Photographing points

    These pictures were taken with my Nikon Digital D50. They were taken inside and I think they turned out pretty good.

    This is just a small sampling of the hundreds of pictures I've taken with this camera and I'm pleased with the results.
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    Re: Photographing points

    Oh those are very good Dorkfish we have a Nikon D80 too but haven't tried it out on the artifacts yet. I may try it to see if my out come is any better. Is this just on the point and shot mode or Macro?

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    That's on the macro setting.
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    Re: Photographing points

    Taking good pictures of artifacts with a camera is an art form. Taking really good high quality scans is monkey science.. and works really good for me. I like to leave the cover up on the scanner for the black background. This is a good example of two minutes worth of work. Of course a scanner doesn't do you any good for insitu pics!! LOL
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    Cannonman you can't be serious! This is just laying on the scanner? I never even thought to try that!

  11. #11
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    Feb 2008
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    Re: Photographing points

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernGirl
    Cannonman you can't be serious! This is just laying on the scanner? I never even thought to try that!
    Thats what I been doin'!! LOL
    Some are disasterous though..
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    Re: Photographing points

    Good idea to leave the lid up, the black background works well.

    Nothing wrong with those Shawn. Turned out pretty good.

    Molly.

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    Re: Photographing points

    I have tried taking the pictures outside and that does seem to help show more details but I am still having trouble with the macro setting on the canon rebel.The first one was taken with the canon G6, # 2 with rebel, #3 with Nikon D80 the colors are different from each camera
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    Re: Photographing points

    Try photographing in natural early morning sunshine or late afternoon sunshine. Slant the artifact slightly so the flaking can catch the shadows.

  15. #15
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    Re: Photographing points

    On my Cannon sometimes you will have to set the macro everytime you take the pic. But I like to take the pic with out a flash at all. I put the macro on and also it has 2 settings high ISO or normal I use the high. But Im new to taking these pics so mine don't turn out to good sometimes. Looks like your getting the hang of it though.
    Outside and under a flourescent light also seems to help me.
    Clint
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