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Message Board > Computers AARGH!!! > Taking a Good Photo Article ??? ( Moderated by Pyrose, Deepika)

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Date: 9/15/13 2:20 PM

HELP! Want to start posting pics with reviews but my pics look horrible!! Thought I remember a article, post (other) about how to take a picture of yourself BUT have used the search feature and looked into several topics and tips and can't find the discussion... is there such a discussion somewhere on PR or any tips greatly appreciated. Thanks

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Date: 9/15/13 2:33 PM

I posted some tips and links for the Mini-Wardrobe contestants. It is in the 1st post on page-1. It is a long post. The headlines in bold should help you quickly scan and find what you need. There is one part about how to pose and another about how to use the free on-line photo editing programs. I hope the information helps you.

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Date: 9/15/13 3:27 PM

The link to posing was the best. I have to get my dh to read it since he takes most of my pics. That's part of the issue. Making sure that you are lit properly helps. I like to use my flash even in daylight. It works as a fill light. If you can reduce the amount of flash on your camera that works the best. Also, I assume that you are using a digital camera. It's free to take lots of pictures. I also use a tripod and the self timer or if you have it, my camera takes the picture after it sees a new facet.

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Date: 9/15/13 4:42 PM

Hi vflinn,
Could this be the article you were thinking of?
Taking better photos of your work

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Date: 9/15/13 6:54 PM

Thank you all for the help !

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Date: 9/15/13 9:22 PM

One of the first "tricks" of photography is background blur; it's often used in portrait photography to keep the focus on the subject, not on what she may be standing in front of.

It's quite simple-- open up the aperture.

Instead of taking a picture at f/8, try taking it at f/1.4... As a bonus, the photo requires less exposure time-- which means that you can use slower "film speeds" such as ISO100..., which in turn means a less noisy/grainy photo.

However, this effect is most pronounced when used with cameras with large sensor sizes (such as a dlsr). And f/1.4 lenses aren't cheap.

Sharp focus can mean clear vibrant colors, but if your camera takes raw images, (instead of just jpegs,) you can purposefully underexpose the shot, and overexpose in your raw editor, leading to oversaturated colors.


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Date: 9/16/13 1:07 PM

For others who may come looking for this information later, try the web site's Search Box.

Type in photo for the search word.

Where it shows patterns just below, click in that box to show a drop down list and select Boards.

It is a long list of links from the Message Boards, but I saw many useful tips on just the first page.

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