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Taking photos of hardware

Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2003 12:14 am
by Satoru
I've a little problem: I'd like to send to nekochan the photos of an XZ Indy gfx card (front and back of both boards) but is seems that my 1.3Mpixel doesn't like to take photos of electronics.
Any suggestion about the best way to set up the photo stage?


Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2003 1:59 pm
by LionRampant
My suggestions would be:

    --set the card on a flat (non-gloss), contrasting background, and angle from horizontal
    --move a bright lamp that produces white light near the subject (slightly to the side, if possible)
    --set your camera on max zoom and move the camera in and out to size the picture
    --use a tripod (or other stable platform) rather than holding the camera
    --use a remote trigger (if you have one) or the timer (if you don't) to prevent button-press-induced shake
    --do not use the camera's built-in flash, as small camera flashes aren't separated enough from the line of view and bounce back into the lens

Hope this helps.