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« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2004 02:16:20 PM »

Make sure you have a really good zoom!  I went to Kenya over Christmas and my mom's camera (which is 5 megapixels and  has an amazing zoom) took really incredible pictures.  I got some good ones with my little 2 megapixel digital elph (s200) with it's puny zoom, but my mom got some really great up close pics, where in some of mine, the animals are really small.  Make sure you have a way to download your pictures (we brought a laptop) every day, and that you have plenty of memory in your camera.  We took over 200 pics each on some days!  I actually filled my 128MB memory card with my 2 megapixel camera once.  

Oh, and bring some lens cleaner stuff - those roads can be very dusty!  And make sure you go ahead and use the full resolution of your camera - the pictures will be bigger and take up more memory space, but you'll be able to make much bigger prints.  

One last suggestion, totally unrelated to cameras: bring some cheap ballpoint pens and watches for trading purposes.  Have fun in Africa!  It was the most amazing trip of my life.
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« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2004 01:22:05 PM »

Hi. I've screwed up my courage and I would really like to post some pics on Craftster. I've finally got an account, figured out how to hot-link and so forth, but I don't have a digital camera. There are so many to choose from. I am totally "bothered and bewildered". Can anybody recommend the cheapest, simplest, digi. cam. suitable for taking pix to post on-line? (on Craftster, natch  Wink) I keep getting conflicting info. from Epinions, real live sales reps, etc. (I ran a search for digi. cams -- the results were to do with much more expensive/high end equipment than I think I need.) Apologies if this has already been covered -- if somebody can point the way to the thread, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks.  Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2004 05:32:19 PM »

i'm not sure how inexpensive is inexpensive, but i shelled out $200 for my sony cybershot U and i adore it...it's small enough to carry with me everywhere, the quality is good, the downloads are easy and i haven't regretted a penny of money spent.  even though i didn't really have it and blah blah blah.
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« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2004 05:42:32 PM »

Thanks for the digital cam. tip. But I just have to say that I checked out your website...OHMIGOD!!! I TOTALLY LOVE THE PORN BY NUMBERS!!!! They so rock!!!!  Shocked  What a fabulous idea and you've done such a great job of it.  Wink (I laughed my @ss off! Now I guess I'll have to paint it back on. (groan)
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« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2004 08:40:24 PM »

that's so sweet!  thanks.  a snootypants graphic designer smack talked my skills at the bar last night and i was glum.
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« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2004 10:00:28 PM »

i bought a "jamcam" for 50 bucks canadian that takes 8 shots and worked great for clear pictures for ebay. the downside is that it takes those square batteries. otherwise my dad and my boss at work both have a fuji finepix camera that works pretty good.
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« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2004 10:33:40 PM »

I also have a jamcam! I bought mine for $5 Cdn at a thrift store though, an even better deal. I haven't had great luck with my pictures though, when I use the flash they turn out really overexposed. How did you get yours to take clear pictures?
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« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2004 10:59:26 PM »

indie anna, i am in the same boat. i want a cool cheap camera

hey, ctm, are the pictured you have on your site from that camera?! those shots are amazing! how did you get such awesome shots with such an inexpensive camera?

(not to sound so much like a darn commercial)
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« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2004 11:10:30 PM »

hehe. most of the pictures on this site:
http://www.simplethoughts.org/paperprincess
are taken with my super fancy slr non digital camera.

the jamcam can do pictures like this:
no flash:

flash:


 and this:

i would consider that a bad picture because i was in a changeroom and took a picture of the skirt with a big light above my head.


my tips for taking good pictures:
NO FLASH. i repeat: NO FLASH. i use a halogen lamp that's meant to light up a whole room and shine it on my object i'm taking a picture of, and take the picture VERY still, sometimes i brace my elbows or palms on something.

this is what that technique looks like on the fuji:
http://www3.telus.net/chudyk/grump3.jpg

the fuji finepix was a free gift for my boss at a conference, and my dad scored it for free from his visa points as well. otherwise i think they're abotu 200 canadian. maybe less.
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« Reply #29 on: February 26, 2004 05:06:50 AM »

I use a Fujifilm A303 FinePix and love it.  Not sure what the price is and no time to look at this minute.  Here's a sample photo
With Flash is here:
http://www.craftster.org/yabbse/index.php?board=42;action=display;threadid=1456
Without is here:  Natural light and no light:
http://www.craftster.org/yabbse/index.php?board=4;action=display;threadid=2708;start=0
Shake issues when I'm not using the flash caused the blury photo for the dark room photo.
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