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I've read the manual, but I'm still not sure what settings would be the best to photograph close-pictures of jewelry. I want the pictures as clear as possible. A lot of my pictures are fuzzy even when I select the stabilizer in mode 2.

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You will probably need to use a tripod in close up mode. Especially if the light levels are low. Flash may help but often gives pictures with overbright parts and reflections. Cheap table tripods are easy to get hold of and if used with the self timer can give very good results.

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1. The best pictures can be taken with a tripod and using self timer or the remote control of the camera.

2. Some people think that the best picture can be taken with suddenly pressing the shutter. In reality it is not true. So the best pictures can only be taken with two steps. First, pressing half way and without not shaking the camera continuing on pressing the shutter. At last the camera takes picture. But a good photographer does not know the moment of taking the picture. He/She only knows and concentrates on not shaking the camera.

3. Best pictures can only be taken with an artistic point of view. Best photographers place the subjects to the most estetic point and the best estetic position.

4. Best pictures can only be taken without using the flash.

5. Best pictures can only be taken at the Golden Hour time. Golden Hour is the time period, starting with the Sun rise and ends after an hour. Second Golden Hour starts before an hour of Sun Set and ends with the Sun Set.

6. Best pictures can only be taken by a best photographer so you can never see a best photographer's portrait as a best picture.

7. Best pictures can not be taken with a most expensive camera but can be taken by a best working amateur photographer.

8. Best pictures can not be taken by professionals but can be taken by the professional amateurs.

9. Best pictures can only be taken with the camera which has a greater sensor size.

10. Best pictures can only be taken with a natural view of the objects.

on Apr 21, 2010 | Digital Cameras

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I am using a Fujifilm FinePix JX250 digital camera. Not the best I know to photograph jewelry but cannot afford a different camera now. After I've taken the picture I open it in IPhoto. I make...


The following will help to get the best possible pictures from your Fujifilm FinePix JX250:

TO CHANGE FILE SIZE:
  1. Press MENU/OK to display the shooting menu.
  2. Press the Selector UP or DOWN to highlight the option IMAGE SIZE and press the selector RIGHT to change IMAGE SIZE to 14M. This setting has a image resolution of 4,288x3,216.
  3. Press MENU/OK to select the highlighted option.
  4. Press DISP/BACK to exit from the menu.
TO CHANGE QUALITY:
  1. Press MENU/OK to display the shooting menu.
  2. Press the Selector UP or DOWN to highlight the option IMAGE QUALITY and press the selector RIGHT to change IMAGE QUALITY to FINE (Less compression than NORMAL, meaning better picture quality).
  3. Press MENU/OK to select the highlighted option.
  4. Press DISP/BACK to exit from the menu.
NOTE: The focus range of the JX250 goes from 1.5 ft. - Infinity (Wide Angle), 2.6 ft. - Infinity (Telephoto), also make sure to clean the lens and adjust the focus before taking the photos. If the subject is close to the camera, select Macro mode. If the subject is far away from the camera, cancel Macro mode.

May 28, 2011 | Digital Cameras

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My d300s does not produce clear photos and i have tried heaps of settimgs!!!


Since I don't know your level of experience with SLR cameras, and for the lack of details, I'd like to make a few suggestions (..erm, guesses)1.) Check if your lens is switched to Auto Focus (AF), not Manual. But even then, if it is on manual it should shoot at least one clear picture. 2.) Make sure have enough light and you have set it on the proper ISO, shutter speed, and aperture settings. If you do not have a guide for this, this link to a tutorial is short but gives you an idea. For further reading check out Ken Rockwell's AF settings how-to page. Some photographer's don't like the guy that much, but we are being objective here. 3.) Just place the settings on "Auto". The Nikon D300S is intelligent enough. It even has an AF sensor that can track your subjects.

Dec 09, 2010 | Digital Cameras

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Lack of definition, blurriness.


Experiment with lowering the "exposure compensation" setting until you get the desired results. Also, don't forget to use a tripod.

Jul 15, 2010 | Nikon Coolpix L110 Digital Camera

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Best settings for close up


That depends. A true macro lens allows you to get a 1:1 reproduction ratio; most manufacturers call a lens "macro" if it allows 1:4 or so. Some lenses work better for close work if you reverse them, using a reverse adaptor to put the nose of the lens onto the mount. Bellows and extension rings behind the lens will give you sharper results than close-up adaptors that screw onto the front of the lens.

The focal length will affect perspective; to get the same image size with a wide angle lens, you'll have to get closer, wihch will make the background seem smaller and farther away. You don't have to get as close with a longer lens, which will make the background seem larger and closer.

The aperture affects depth-of-field. If you're photographing something flat, like a piece of paper, you don't need much DoF. If you're photographing something three-dimensional, you'll need more DoF.

The exposure mode might depend on the lighting conditions and your personal preferences. I tend to do most of my close-up work in Manual. I also tend to focus manually, for better control.

There's no one set of "best" settings for close-up photography, any more than there's a set of "best" settings for any other type of photography.

Mar 30, 2010 | Nikon D80 Digital Camera with 18-135mm...

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I have a Powershot A85 and am trying to shot silver jewelry and am having a problem getting a clear picture. I have lost my manual - can you tell me how do I get a clean clear picture to put on a website?...


Recommend a room with good ambient, non-direct, lighting. Also place the camera in "Portrait" mode (the dial selection with the lady's profile). Also turn off the flash by pressing the lightning bolt button repeatedly until you get the icon with the slash through the lightning. Next put it in close-up macro mode by pressing the little flower button. Next use the timer to take the shot, by pressing Func Set, then scrolling down to the mode selection, and then scrolling right to select the 2 second option.

The camera is now set for such a closeup. Recommend using a tripod to keep the camera extra steady during the shot. If no tripod is available, recommend bracing the camera against another object, such as a chair to help keep it steady. Aim and zoom at the piece of jewelry, push the shutter halfway down to focus on the jewelry (should see a green box). Once you get the green box indicating focus, press the shutter all the way down to start the timer. Hold the camera extra steady until about a second after the shot.

Good Luck!

Feb 04, 2010 | Canon PowerShot A85 Digital Camera

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How to take clear close up pics of jewelry


use close up mode on camera (flower mode). turn off flash and light jewelry with other light source like sun light or other photo lighting (like light box or photo lamps).

Apr 16, 2009 | Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-P200 Digital Camera

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Automatic overexposure all pictures are white


try cleaning the contacts on the mem card and inside the slot with a q-tip and rubbing alcohol.

Jan 28, 2009 | Casio Exilim EX-Z750 Digital Camera

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RAW setting


Your camera must be on either Aperture priority (AV), Shutter priority (TV), or in Manual mode to change to this setting. I discovered the same thing. One thing you might to to is have it set to RAW + JPEG. You get two pictures in one shot and can quickly upload one to sites when you need it.

Jul 14, 2008 | Canon PowerShot G9 Digital Camera

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