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Owner of a Lonely B.A.T.
03-14-2009, 09:43 PM
Ugh...anybody have any advice on taking clear close up pictures of figures?

All my close up Joe pics are blurry.

My camera is a 5.2 megapixel, which seems to do well for my Transformer pics, but the Joe pics just suck.

prince of fire & thunder
03-14-2009, 10:11 PM
There's a setting called macro. It's usually indicated by a flower icon. You'll want to activate that. I also recommend turning off the flash.

EDIT: If your camera displays a smallish inner box on the screen, that is what the camera focuses on. Make sure your fig (or an item the same distance from the lens) is in that box. Take tons of pics & expect to have to trash most of them.

Nan-O-Myte!
03-14-2009, 10:12 PM
http://chris.pirillo.com/tips-for-taking-pictures-of-small-plastic-things-for-the-amateur-photographer/

Aoshi
03-16-2009, 01:33 AM
adjust the macro,

what type of camera is it?

Ultra Magnus
03-16-2009, 02:15 PM
I usually get far out, zoom in all the way and then use mspaint to crop/resize. Results vary.

Blowtorch
03-16-2009, 07:15 PM
I use the macro setting and no flash. I then use extra lighting to take my pictures (small LED lights) I take several shots because I get blurry shots even though in the display of my digital camera doesn't look blurry. So I've learned to adjust my distance and lighting during the course of my photo sessions. I usually takes me and hour or more. Here's some examples of lighting. Photoshop programs work wonders on the finished product.

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p278/Blowtorch_album/Shockwave6.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p278/Blowtorch_album/Limo3.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p278/Blowtorch_album/Trappedi.jpg

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p278/Blowtorch_album/Viper-1.jpg



http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p278/Blowtorch_album/WildBillB.jpg

Owner of a Lonely B.A.T.
03-16-2009, 07:49 PM
I'm still playing with lighting and macro...so far I have nothing I like.