|Forum topic by MT_Stringer||posted 01-26-2014 10:48 PM||1699 views||1 time favorited||54 replies|
01-26-2014 10:48 PM
Up on my soapbox – The title says it all. Some of you post the worst pictures I have ever seen. Come on now, get on the stick. You take pride in your work, take that extra step and take good quality photos so the folks here can see and appreciate your work.
It is not rocket science. There is no reason to post out of focus or blurry images. Today’s cameras are pretty darn good. It doesn’t matter if you are using a cell phone or a ten thousand dollar camera setup. The results are all that matter. Your image should be in sharp focus, and hopefully well lit either by the sun or the camera’s flash.
Plain and simple…
Focus on your subject. If the image isn’t in focus, delete the pic and take more.
Shoot tight and crop tighter. That is my motto. Show off your project and not the clutter in the background. I have a small workspace and fight that problem continuously. I take several pictures from different angles to try and reduce background clutter.
Light your subject. Turn on your camera flash, cell phone flash or whatever you are using. Your camera will focus better and as a result, your picture will look better.
Post pics in the correct orientation. Sideways photos don’t do your project any justice and it is hard for the viewer to appreciate your work. I discovered that sometimes when I post straight from the cell phone to the website, the pics would come out sideways. But if I crop the image ever so slightly in the camera and then post it, the picture would post in the correct orientation. Try that and hopefully it will work for you also.I use a variety of cameras
Through the years, I have taken hundreds of thousands of photos but I still struggle with the cell phone to get acceptable pics. And, being partially colorblind, I have a continuous battle that I wage trying to get my color adjustments right.
Hope you aren’t offended and find some of this info useful. I am just trying to help fellow woodworkers out.
Below are several pics each taken with a different camera setup.
taken with Cell phone
-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas