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Old Mar 18, 2010, 5:02 PM   #1
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Default Setting-up Flash Macros and Avoiding Shadows

In my classes, if we have a fair number of E-Bay users in the class, we do one class session devoted to how to get the perfect E-Bay photo.

It is a session where we look at using the camera's built-in flash unit for lighting, while reducing shadows. Here is a typical photo taken with the Panasonic FX-500.

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In my classes, if we have a fair number of E-Bay users in the class, we do one class session devoted to how to get the perfect E-Bay photo.

It is a session where we look at using the camera's built-in flash unit for lighting, while reducing shadows. Here is a typical photo taken with the Panasonic FX-500.

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Is there a part of this thread missing or is there more to come on reducing shadows?
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Old Mar 18, 2010, 9:01 PM   #3
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This is actually a great point! I was thinking that those folks here in this forum should consider doing some stickies on certain types of photography. For example, we could get one on depth of view, indoor shooting, high-speed action, etc. Any thoughts?
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The initial post was designed to open the discussion. So, yes, there is indeed more to come.

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That would be a nice feature. What I am attempting to do is to get some discussion going on what amount to "learning situations."

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Well, I will follow, but cannot teach much. My macros are usually with a Raynox on, and I am not as concerned with shadows as I am with glare. And my diffusers are usually a piece of tissue paper or a napkin that I pick up on the spot. Although, I may try a coffee filter next. Plenty of those around here.
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Thanks, Steve for joining in the discussion-

Yes glare can especially be problem with glossy surfaces. I find that adjusting the camera angle useful in getting rid of glare.

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The tops of the eyes here show the kind of glare I deal with. Did not have anything diffusing this one I'm sure.

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Taken in 2001 with 3Mp Canon A70.

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