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Thread: Trying to take good quality GITD Photo's ??

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    Default Trying to take good quality GITD Photo's ??

    Iv been trying to get some decent photo's of my gitd modded torches and Im not having much luck.

    Any advice would be very much apreciated.

    Here's the best Iv managed so far.

    Its my Thrunite Catapult with glowinc ultra blue powder in clear epoxy.


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    Default Re: Trying to take good quality GITD Photo's ??


    The best photographs require a digital camera with a manual override, a tripod and a remote switch.

    What I do is:
    1. Place my subject and mount the camera.
    2. Use the autofocus of the camera to focus the subject with the lights on.
    3. Switch the camera to manual focus.
    4. Turn of the light and charge the subject.
    The next two steps you'll need to play with to get the best photo.
    1. Vary the shutter time to capture more light. The longer the shutter time the brighter the picture will be. If you set it too long then the GITD paint will wash out and appear white.
    2. Vary the F-stop. I typically use an F-stop between 4.5 and 7. If your camera does not allow you to change this then play with the shutter time.
    Rinse and repeat until you get the picture you're looking for.

    Best regards,

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    Default Re: Trying to take good quality GITD Photo's ??

    Westend summed it up well. Long exposures are the rule with most of mine around 90 seconds. Play with the ISO speed, f/stop & exposure time until you get the results you like.

    FWIW the first image is normally not what you want (the trit is usually underexposed). It takes me two, three or four tries to get it right.
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    Flashaholic* greenlight's Avatar
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    Default Re: Trying to take good quality GITD Photo's ??

    Use a shutter speed of 2 seconds in a dark or dim room. Use another flashlight to illuminate the subject, but not too much that you wash out the GID effect.

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    Retired Administrator Norm's Avatar
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    Default Re: Trying to take good quality GITD Photo's ??

    You can always add UV as I did for my avatar photo.

    Last edited by Norm; 02-07-2012 at 05:29 PM.

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