The picture files are HUGE but so far i’m impressed with the detail in close up shots. I’ll retake my bead pics this weekend and see how things go… I may finally be able to upload a mini gallery!
My kitten Busta:
The top of a pack of gum:
Last night i bought another camera.
Yes, again. I think i’ve taken more than 200 bead pictures over the past couple weeks but barely 10 are usable. The rest are all blurry or grainy when cropped, etc., etc… Thank goodness it’s all digital. Can you imagine going through this process with film??? cha-ching!! Oh well, at least I’ve finally figured out how to use a tripod and Photoshop.
I returned the 5MP camera from a couple weeks ago and moved up to a 7MP model with a 5cm macro focus. I’m hoping this new camera improves things… up to this point I’ve been a simple point and shoot photographer with little patience for fiddling with camera details.
I have new respect for all those bead artists who consistently produce stunningingly clear photos of their glass art – who knew taking pics of itty-bitty beads would be so flippin’ hard???
If anyone has any tips to advance this process, they’d be much appreciated. Cuz frankly, i’d rather spend my spare time making beads.
1. The logo is growing on me: It needs a clearer pic in the background but i now quite like the combination of the very hot logo and the very cool theme
2. Taking sharp macro shots of tiny beads is HARD: I must have taken over 100 pictures by now and i’m not happy with any of them. I bought a new camera on the weekend which seems to take better macro shots so we’ll see how my next photo session goes…
3. I need to take more time to torch: Life (and that damn day job!) are getting in the way of my torch time. Maybe I better schedule my time – kinda like torching is my part time job… hmmm.
4. Random thought: Have I mentioned lately that i absolutely LOVE playing with hot glass?
5. Glass Class 101: Yes, i’m starting a new series of blog posts in just a few days where i’ll try to answer most of the questions I’ve been asked about lampwork beads. Are you excited? I am! Post or email your questions – i’ll do my best to answer them! And be sure to check back in regularly…