I see alot of beautiful sticks here and know that part of it's the photo taking. Does folks have tips in pic taking?
I hear ya! Me too! I can successfully put a picture in a posting, but I have yet to figure out how to get a good picture in my photo album on this forum -- they always get cut off! Or are of poor quality!Wow, well, I attempted to download GIMP and the other photoshop file and immediately removed them......WAY too complicated( one required other stuff to be downloaded before I could download that program) and I'm not sure that photoshopping is what I want to do anyway.
Call me old fashioned, but I'm talking about basic centerpiece setting type photography, like the fruit bowl or something.
I think you meant to respond to cchgn -- but I feel his pain and appreciate your input!Rad, GIMP is not that hard to work with but I understand what you mean. I was pretty overwhelmed at first.
If you don't want to use it, here is the best advice I can offer.
Take your photos in natural light. Try to take them in the evening when the sun is low on the horizon. You can try some photos with the sun directly on your sticks or try them with indirect lighting. Certain sticks work better with direct and others with indirect. Try using your flash and try them without. Again, the lighting and stick sometimes prefer one or the other. Use a natural background if possible. Prop it against a tree, rock, fence, or other natural setting. I like to take a few closeups of the handle and any other detail. Then back up and take the whole stick.
I take a lot of my photos with a Nikon D40. I also take a lot of them with my Samsung S3 phone. I've been able to get pretty good photos from the phone.
That's OK Bill, it's easy enough to do!Sorry Rad, I didn't mean to reply to you. I don't know why but I've really messed up a couple of posts lately replying to threads you were in. In an earlier one, I meant to reply and quote you but when I look at it, it looks like you made the reply. Go figure..