How can I take pictures of something small and detailed, like jewelry
I have been trying to post some picture of the handmade jewelry that I make on Ebay. The problem is that I can't get a good enough picture to show some of the details or to show the glimmer of the stones. Is there some setting on my camera that I can use? Thanks!
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Try using the mode that shows the icon of the flower, it is for close-ups. Also try using bright desk lamps to illuminate the jewelry well enough so that a flash is not needed. if you can, set up a white box or white posterboard to bounce light around, this too will help. Placing the camera on a tripod or something to steady it while shooting will help as well.
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If you have a close-up or macro setting, use that. Using the in-built flash will ensure even lighting. Take the pictures at the highest resolution available, to ensure fine detail capture, then edit them on your computer to reduce the size to that required.
Sorry, but in a finepix camera, no image normally relates to when you are viewing the pictures you have taken and not in the shoot mode, applogies if i'm wrong, but theres seems no others are posting a solution.
For taking pictures of things close to the camera, switch to macro mode. There's a slide switch on the end of the camera, near the USB socket. Slide it to the flower position for macro. Don't forget to switch back for taking "normal" pictures.
More details about the camera would be amazing, but I venture to guess it's either White Balance that is set wrong, or, less likely, something is wrong with the sensor. Either way, pictures have been already taken could potentially be salvaged through post-production. Picasa, for example, available for free download, offers options to change the tint of the picture or autocorrect contrast.
The blinking indicates blown-out highlights. Those are the areas of your pictures that have been overexposed into pure white. This is generally considered a bad thing, and the correct fix in most cases is to reduce the exposure to bring back details. Losing details in the shadows is generally more acceptable. But this is just a warning: the camera doesn't know what effect you're trying for.
While viewing a picture, pressing up/down on the multiselector cycles through the different available views of the picture.
I'm not one to know EVERYTHING about cameras, but I do own a Canon Powershot S5IS & the best advice I can give you is.. to put it on 'auto' and since you'd like to show as much detail as possible.. try using the super macro. ( It's on the bottom left side of the camera) it really makes a BIG difference, you see EVERYTHING, point & shoot!
but you have to be close to it, because if not, it won't focus much & the picture will be blurry.
Recommend not using flash. The first thing is that your subject should be well lit. Try placing it on a lighter background with good lighting around it. Also recommend using a tripod to keep the camera steady, and setting and using the camera's timer to take the photo (this also helps keep the camera steady). The closest auto-focused macro shot that the S200 takes is around 1 foot from the subject. Depress the shutter button halfway to verify that the subject is in focus (one of the three squares on the LCD should turn green on the subject). Next depress the shutter button all the way to take the photo.