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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2006 05:37:03 PM »

if you have a shaky hand, see if there's some way to set the camera on a secure surface and just punch the button.
IE: a little table you can set in front of the surface on which you are photographing the yarn, that you can stand behind and look through the viewfinder, get a good shot in sight, and then just punch.
no blurries then. ;-)
another thought would be to set the camera on the same surface as the yarn [like, a windwsill] if the camera is backed up enough, you could end up with a really cool picture, and a non blurry one.
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« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2006 02:15:05 PM »

if you have a shaky hand, see if there's some way to set the camera on a secure surface and just punch the button.

I've also had luck with putting the camera on a stable surface, setting it to a time delay (like you use when taking a group photo that you need to go and get in before the camera clicks), and then pressing the button.  Your hands won't be on the camera when it snaps the photo and so even longer exposures come out clean.
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« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2006 02:53:43 PM »

While I do like to take photos outdoors, I don't like to take them in direct sunlight.  Usually the light is too harsh and can cast some weird shadows.  My best yarn photos are taken either on a cloudy day or on my screened in patio [where the light is indirect].  Below is a great example of indirect lighting...



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« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2006 08:55:16 AM »

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While I do like to take photos outdoors, I don't like to take them in direct sunlight.  Usually the light is too harsh and can cast some weird shadows.

I agree!  I feel like in the shade/cloudy days it more truly takes accurate pictures of the colors.  Too much sunlight washed out pics.  Seriously, I bought a $150 digital camera and it works fine on the "up close" setting.  Nothing fancy at all.  All about outside light!

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« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2006 11:52:49 AM »

An old photography teacher of mine told me a great secret: 5 pm is the best time for outdoor light. The angle of the light is best then. That, and like people are saying, cloudy days or snowy days are great for photos. 

But what's a craftster to do if they want to take a wicked picture any time of the day or night? A light box my friends! Instructions:

http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2006/07/diy_light_box.html

http://www.instructables.com/id/EKTSDWUR5HEP286OV2/

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