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Canon Eos Digital- Any Tips?

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Ordovician_Odyssey

Hi everyone! :)

I have recently gotten my first Digital Slr camera -the Canon EOS 1100D

Does anyone else own this model, or a similar model and could give me some tips on macro photographing?

Im current using a flourescent lamp for lighting when photographing rather then incandescent lighting, seeing it gives more of a realistic lighting (I find Incandescent gives off an orangy tint to the lighting).

Thanks for your help and opinions!

Regards,

-Shamus (Trilobite guy)

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palaeopix

Hi Shamus,

If you have look through your camera's intruction manual you'll find a section on White Balance (WB). Changing the white balance setting to match whatever light source you are using will result in better colour fidelity.

Probably the most important tip for macro photography is using a tripod or other similar support to steady the camera while taking the photo.

Dan

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peacefossil

I don't know what tips you are looking for based on your post, but I'll try to help.

If at all possible take them outside. You can create a light box (google it) to make the indoor lighting what you want as an option.

Macro picture taking needs a good lense. I didn't see anything other than the camera model listed.

You can buy filters for help with lighting, but I don't use them personally (I have an assortment).

I use a 300d mostly in manual mode. My 70-300 has a macro feature.

The best results out of all lighting situations I have tried would be outside in the sun.

Good Luck!

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peacefossil

Yes as above posted ... with a tripod or sitting stationary on something, never freehand.

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Ordovician_Odyssey

Okay thanks guys!

The lense I currently have is an 18-55 zoom

I'm trying to save up for a closer one, but for now thats all I have :P

I will look up Light box.

Thanks! :)

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Bill

You can't go far wrong by looking at this post http://www.thefossil...able-light-box/ or any of the number of lightbox topics in the photography board.

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Ordovician_Odyssey

Okay thanks Bill!

I look forward to getting one set up :D

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Bill

Shamus, there are also some posts re- making your own light box, somewhere.

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Bill

One can be found here

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pleecan

Hi Shamus: If you are interested in macro photography and fossils... get yourself a device called a copy stand. Get a focus rail and mount it on the copy stand...now you can mount the camera on the focus rail. Get a bellows or extension tubes and the projection distance between the lens and camera determines the degree of magnification. Have fun with your camera.

PL

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Ordovician_Odyssey

Thanks Bill!

And okay Peter, I have been looking into getting a copy stand! :)

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jes4him

Thanks for the tips on the light-box thing. Looks like you can even make one yourself out of cheap materials. I'll have to give this a try.

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