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troutbum 04-30-2006 10:07 PM

Photographing the fly
 
Just wondering if anyone could give me some tip's on backgrounds,basic lighting,and other ideas on photographing flies.I can't seem to get any half decent pictures of my flies with my digital camera.The macro is on and I have tried everything I can think of, maybe a different background or lighting changes,I dont know!I:icon_mad: If anyone could pass along some advise that would be great. Thanks Aaron

Joni 04-30-2006 10:56 PM

Re: Photographing the fly
 
I know what you mean. Iwill take several shots with different colored construction paper and I have a big sheet of cork I like. I read an article once that said to take a big plastic milk jug and cut it in half. Put a light either on top or behind for a nice effect. Haven't tried it yet, but it looks good on paper :)
I am sure you already know, but I will ask anyway. Do you use a tripod and do you push the shutter button slightly to focus?

freeze69 04-30-2006 11:03 PM

Re: Photographing the fly
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by troutbum
Just wondering if anyone could give me some tip's on backgrounds,basic lighting,and other ideas on photographing flies.I can't seem to get any half decent pictures of my flies with my digital camera.The macro is on and I have tried everything I can think of, maybe a different background or lighting changes,I dont know!I:icon_mad: If anyone could pass along some advise that would be great. Thanks Aaron

was wondering if you could post a picture of one of your flies? this might give us a better idea of what the problem may be.

i do know that with my digital camera if i press the button part way down it will do a check to see what settings it should use. i also tend to leave my lamp on and take the picture.

kayakcruser 09-02-2006 10:36 PM

Re: Photographing the fly
 
just do not use a disposable camera........i had one full of flies i tied but they all came out duds

Gordon Bryson 09-30-2006 08:16 PM

Re: Photographing the fly
 
You might want to check this url for some tips on setting up for good photos of flies. I've followed their suggestions and have been getting some pretty good shots. Gartooth is a very accomplished tyer and photographer.

http://www.texaskayakfisherman.com/f...ic.php?t=50665


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