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Post by Soupie on Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:54 pm

Just thought I would share with everyone my technique for photographing my layouts...

I start by adhering my layout to the wall behind my desk with Blu-Tak.
I make sure that the bottom edge of the layout is sitting parallel to, and slightly above the edge of my desk.
I take my layout pics with the camera mounted on a mini tripod on the desk.
(To ensure the camera is straight, make sure you turn on the grid function if your camera has it.)
I use my camera on the "portrait" setting, and only ever take pics in good natural light.

Once done, I edit my pics by cropping them to size and also adjusting the colour & contrast.


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Post by PinkKittyGurl on Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:57 pm

Thanks Sue! No specially tips here, except I do tend to use the daylight hours to capture the best pics.
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Post by vickstar on Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:58 pm

I can't take pics of my layouts iside cos my house is too dark and the pics turn out pretty dodgy, so i lay mine on my back path and take the photo with my camera held directly over the layout (ensuring there is no shadow over the page) and tilt the top of the camera slightly up until the layout looks square in the viewfinder, then press the button!! Smile

If it is wet out, i do the same thing on my outdoor table on the veranda!!

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Post by Soupie on Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:15 pm

I can never get a good square shot from overhead, which is why I started taking them vertically from straight on! Photographing Layouts Icon_wink

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Post by vickstar on Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:22 pm

Photographing Layouts Lol I didn't say i take good shots!! Photographing Layouts Lol

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Post by Soupie on Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:23 pm

Mandy Blu-Tacks them to her pantry door in the kitchen!
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Mandy's tip for everyone is to not try to photograph the LO too close, to instead take the pic a bit further back and then crop the excess from the photo. (You are less likely to get "the bends" on the corners of your LO then.)

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Post by vickstar on Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:26 pm

Photographing Layouts Lol my kitchen is the darkest room in the house and my patry door has slats on it cos its a little single door cupboard!! Smile

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Post by redant on Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:57 am

I take mine from above too....but I would hardly call me the the taking LO photos queen - in fact to get it to look square I often cut part of my LO off Photographing Layouts Icon_redface . Ohhh- how I wish I had a scanner.

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