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Sparkly_Not_Gaudy

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I have a Canon 20d and a variety of lenses. I have put it on macro and used my tripod and extra lighting and they all look horrible...can't figure out what I am doing wrong.

Any tips or tricks would be appreciated!
 

marcy

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Re: How do you take such awesome, close-up photos of your ge

I have to use a tripod, macro lens and a lite box to get good closeups with my DSLR. My little Canon point and shoot does it so much easier.
 

Jeffrey Hunt

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Re: How do you take such awesome, close-up photos of your ge

Hi Sparkly_Not_Gaudy,

There are at least 100 great photographers here on PriceScope - and even more! However, sometimes it's hard to get started, this is compounded by a lot of info out there is you do a google search.

I may have posted this before, but I think it's the simplest straightforward way to get started. I especially like the mention of $6 in the title. It's written for silver jewelry but with a little variation here and there it is sure to work on loose gemstones too.

Please let us know if this helps at all.

Regards,

Jeffrey Hunt

http://www.handmadeology.com/a-6-dollar-solution-to-photographing-jewelry/
 
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