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    Am always doing that!!! And always try to do my photos in daylight outside, haven't tried any diffusers yet even though eveyone says to do it - thanks for reminding me Emma - we have a local art & craft shop so may look for the Foam board.

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    only need diffusers if its sunny....and guess what LOL, this is England ;-) LOL!

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    Default Have you tried muslin yet?

    I'm not the best photographer in the world, although I have a reasonable digital camera. A lot of my work is marred by shadows behind the pieces detracting from the detail. At the moment I'm experimenting with a piece of muslin tacked to an old picture frame, I shine a bright light through this onto the piece, it does cut down on the shadows but I haven't quite got the distances right yet.

    Has anybody tried anything similar - if so how did it go?


    Annie

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    my little digital camera does struggle. It does have the little flower symbol but my eyes need testing badly, so thats not helping - gonna try and get an appointment next week
    Su' xx

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    you can buy a light box for photography that diffuses the light and also has a small hole in the cabinet for that self relection!

    or home made
    http://www.studiolighting.net/homema...t-photography/

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    I recently splashed out on a home lighting kit and it really makes my jewllery pics look the dog's whatsits. Eventually, I might get round to posting them on the site
    Di x

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    I so wish I had seen all this useful advice before I took my pics for a website course a couple of months ago! I was dithering about on our stairs with a piece of white paper propped up on a shelf balancing things...tedious!!

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    I've done most of my photos outside, but sometimes get reflections/shadows. May use a homemade lightbox set up at some stage, but for now am happy with outside.

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    I've done most of my photos outside, but sometimes get reflections/shadows. May use a homemade lightbox set up at some stage, but for now am happy with outside.

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    I'm going to be trawling through the camera websites today (my boyfriend's old digital camera with no macro mode is not cutting it), but I was wondering if anyone had any particular models of camera they liked/would recommend? Just to give me an idea of what I should be looking for. Do I want a separate macro lens at this stage, or just the ability to add one later should I need it?

    I should be able to have a go with a friend's DSLR this weekend - I suspect his will be a little higher-end than I'm looking for, but it's always good to have a comparison!

    I'm not an experienced photographer, but I can read the manual and am willing to spend some time fiddling with settings to get things right.

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