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Hi guys..

 

Whats the best way to photograph knives with a digital camera

 

Zoe

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outside with lots of natural light.  Artificial light and digital cameras dont mix well.

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thanks.. I was just getting depressed that no one had responded..... much thanks

 

Zoe

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Zoe-

I'd recommend you check out the Photography forum at www.ckdforum.com - LOTS of info on taking knife photos and it's moderated by Terrill Hoffman one of the best in the business.

 

BTW - You can take good indoor photos with a digital camera. You need to make yourself a light box/tent (explained on the above forum) and use some bright lights - following the directions/suggestions there I won three out of the four photo contests I've entered over there - not bragging just demonstrating that it can be done.

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cool.. thanks a lot. I will go check it now... maybe I too can learn. thanks

 

Zoe

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Oh I totally agree with chuck. With the proper equipment one can take nice digital photos with artifical lighting. But you have to invest in the equipment or build it yourself.  I am too poor and lazy so i shoot outsite on sunny days. :)

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I'm not one to give advice on photography and I would not tout myself as qualified. But you can take decent pictures with a minimum of cash laid out. It is the end result that counts and the wonderful thing about digital is that you can view your results instantly and fix it as you go...

 

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$8 worth of poster board, a single 100 watt plant grow bulb, and $10 worth of driftwood from the pet store, and a 1.3 megapixel camera. And then it is instant sword porn time!

 

130 pictures of the same subject and I picked my favorite.

 

My advice is read a lot on the 'net and then just do it. The leaning and the testing and trial and error are the fun part....be careful about how complex you try to  make it as it may spoil your creative ideas by getting too technical.

 

Brian

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It doesn't take much though - here's one that all I did was bounce a couple of 75 watt lamps off the ceiling (white), another off the wall (back right), and then had a couple of table lamps on around the room -

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One of the nice things about digital - just keep taking shots. A decent photo editing program helps - but get a GOOD photo first.

BTW the above blade was forged by Gib Guignard of CactusForge with a forge finish left along the spine. He sent it to me with a chunk of brass soldered on for the crossguard. I then did the file work, aged etch, and the grip which is crown sambar stag wrapped with rawhide. We're partnered up as CactusRose - got a bunch more in the works.

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Thank You everyone... this has helped Very much....

 

Zoe

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