Simple advice for a simple photographer wanna be.

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Kim, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. Kim

    Kim Guest

    Hi I have an assignment (heh heh).
    I need to take a picture of a pile of oranges inside a well lit grocery
    store.
    I am using a cannon d 30.
    What iso speed should I use?
    200?
    Should I do it with out a flash or with?
    Please any simple hints would be much appreciated.

    Photo Kindergarten Kim
     
    Kim, Jan 23, 2005
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  2. Kim

    cc0112453 Guest

    The lower the ISO the better quality image you are going to have and being
    that there is very little difference between 100 and 200 ISO I would
    recommend 100 and use a tripod. The Oranges aren't going to move. Don't
    use a flash they tend to flatten things out unless you are bouncing it.
     
    cc0112453, Jan 23, 2005
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  3. Kim

    Jose Guest

    Also adjust your camera's white balance.
     
    Jose, Jan 23, 2005
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  4. So, you need only one picture? Take as many as you can fit on the memory card,
    using varying settings. With flash, without, wide aperture/short exposure, small
    aperture/long exposure.

    Then select the best and learn from the rest.

    --
    Chris Pollard


    CG Internet café, Tagum City, Philippines
    http://www.cginternet.net
     
    Christopher Pollard, Jan 23, 2005
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  5. Kim

    Eatmorepies Guest

    Agreed - tripod and bounce the flash. Consider depth of field as well.

    John
     
    Eatmorepies, Jan 23, 2005
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  6. Kim

    Owamanga Guest

    Add some mushrooms for color-balance and spot-metering.

    Oranges *do* move in supermarkets, so it's always best to wear a
    tee-shirt with the slogan "I AM A BOMB DISPOSAL EXPERT, IF YOU SEE ME
    RUNNING, TRY TO KEEP UP" written on the back. That aught to keep the
    old people and their grubby little snatchy hands away from your orange
    heap.

    Blind old people can't read your slogan, but remember your tripod has
    THREE pointy ends compared to their single white stick, so you are
    comparatively well armed.

    Replace one orange with an apple. This is now a piece of art.

    Stab a straw into one of the oranges. This is now an advert.

    Nail a brussels-sprout to each orange. This is now insane.

    If you see an orange bearing the image of the Virgin Mary, buy it.
    When you get bored of it, you can always sell it to an crazed Catholic
    on e-bay for tens of thousands of dollars.

    Florida has the best tasters, but for the best lookers, you need
    California. Some of the biggest melons are in California too, ..but...
    enough about the girls.

    If oranges are out of season, wait until halloween and take a photo of
    a pile of pumpkins instead. You'll need to stand further away so they
    look smaller, like oranges.

    Don't be tempted to use an orange filter because the orange from the
    oranges, and the orange from the filter add up, and two oranges make a
    pear.
     
    Owamanga, Jan 24, 2005
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  7. Kim

    Kim Guest

    Thanks everyone for your valuable advice.
    I managed to get a decent enough photo to be used in a Canadian IDL
    Broadcast.
    I really appreciate that you are here and willing to share your knowledge.
    I enjoy helping other by sharing knowledge in other areas of my life and I
    look forward to being helpful in this area too one day.
    Have a great day.
    Kim

    : Hi I have an assignment (heh heh).
    : I need to take a picture of a pile of oranges inside a well lit grocery
    : store.
    : I am using a cannon d 30.
    : What iso speed should I use?
    : 200?
    : Should I do it with out a flash or with?
    : Please any simple hints would be much appreciated.
    :
    : Photo Kindergarten Kim
    :
    :
    :
     
    Kim, Jan 24, 2005
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