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Some useful tips for taking photos and writing descriptions

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Keith Olson wrote 07/08/2019 at 06:02 point

Good article!  Some thoughts:

1. Even more important than have a lot of light is having a lot of *GOOD* (i.e. 'high CRI') light.  Here (https://hackaday.com/2018/09/25/diy-studio-lights-to-improve-your-videos/) is a good article on building good quality lights.

2. I can't recommend CHDK (https://chdk.fandom.com/wiki/CHDK) or Magic Lantern (https://magiclantern.fm) enough for adding *insanely* useful features to Canon cameras.  With one simple script and a single click, you can take all of the shots you need to create a focus-stacked, exposure-bracketed image--with software like Hugin (http://hugin.sourceforge.net/)--that will make many people think that you are a professional photographer.  (Here, for example, is a focus-stacked picture of a Warhammer miniature that I--a complete and utter amateur--took for a friend: https://i.imgur.com/GbB5NKZ.jpg  It was taken in 'Super Macro Mode' with a Canon S5 and required 21 shots--taken automatically by a script--to get everything into focus. )

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