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  1. Sticky: Thx much JMM ;-) I have to catch a lot of...

    Thx much JMM ;-)

    I have to catch a lot of typos and make sure it makes sense, and sometimes there are a lot of distractions in the house... but I try to make sure it is fairly well polished.
    ...
  2. Sticky: Here's a shot off fleaBay that is very typical of...

    Here's a shot off fleaBay that is very typical of a blade shot, reflections, flash... Gorgeous E. Pack. Sohne Luft dress bayo with frog and portapee, bad pics probably held the prices back, but that...
  3. Sticky: Eliminating Barrel Distortion Here's another...

    Eliminating Barrel Distortion

    Here's another little trick to better product photography, backing up and zooming in a little for product shots, to eliminate the "barrel distortion" you get when...
  4. Sticky: Thx Glenn ;-) Those look absolutely GREAT!!! I...

    Thx Glenn ;-)

    Those look absolutely GREAT!!! I love tabletop photography ;-)

    Really really good exposures, spot on, pun intended!

    Beautiful items also. I like that thing in the 2nd pic,...
  5. Sticky: "Messr. Bernhard's nice pictures" Thx tp FB...

    "Messr. Bernhard's nice pictures"

    Thx tp FB for posting these today, here's one from the thread and some quickie info on how to get decent pics of these skulls or similar emblems.

    915696

    To...
  6. Sticky: Ralph, the post was unfinished, computer was...

    Ralph, the post was unfinished, computer was trying to crash in the middle of the post, had to reboot it. Will finish it now, thx ;-)
  7. Sticky: The importance of color temperature for shots of...

    The importance of color temperature for shots of militaria

    Here are a couple examples of how artificial lighting in the house can really change the color of a uniform, or cloth, leading to...
  8. Sticky: I'm adding a link to Ger's dagger book/photo...

    I'm adding a link to Ger's dagger book/photo thread, this is something to aspire for in terms of photo quality. Blow up a couple shots of the dagger hilt close ups and you'll see what I mean, simply...
  9. Sticky: Thx Ralph ;) This forum can in fact take pics...

    Thx Ralph ;)

    This forum can in fact take pics of amazing size, even a couple megs, although it has this weird tendency to make them load sideways... and maybe it's not kind to the forum to submit...
  10. Sticky: Wewelsburg Do not be afraid, this isn't that...

    Wewelsburg

    Do not be afraid, this isn't that complicated ;)

    Although some cameras are more "user friendly" or "intuitive" than others.

    I've looked up the Rollei 250, it doesn't seem that...
  11. Sticky: Yes, a camera with half the pixels could take...

    Yes, a camera with half the pixels could take better pics, it's a function of lens quality, and also of the user and how well he is taking pictures.

    What is your 12MP camera?
  12. Sticky: Thx, his name is MooStash, or Stash... he came to...

    Thx, his name is MooStash, or Stash... he came to us from being left alone too long at a neighbors house that was never there. We went there everyday to tend to the chickens, and petted him a few...
  13. Sticky: Something I should have put in my first post on...

    Something I should have put in my first post on this topic is how incredibly important photography is to collectors now.

    You go on the forum, you check to see what's new, every single post you...
  14. Sticky: I also like to have the camera around for those...

    I also like to have the camera around for those moments you see that you just want to photograph, as I was walking outside, I saw the cat doing something ridiculously cute on the couch, sleeping with...
  15. Sticky: You're welcome ;)

    You're welcome ;)
  16. Sticky: Everyone has their favorit, mine right now is the...

    Everyone has their favorit, mine right now is the LUMIX LX5, was under $200 very slightly used from privat party, with two batteries, external charger, case, etc. It's super easy to use and has a...
  17. Sticky: In a related topic to tripods and shooting in...

    In a related topic to tripods and shooting in less than optimal light... someone in the thread that got me started the other day mentioned ISO.

    Yes, learn to take advantage of ISO settings as...
  18. Sticky: Yes, another SUPER tip!!! Use the self timer to...

    Yes, another SUPER tip!!! Use the self timer to avoid "camera shake".

    Obviously, if you're pointing the camera down for a medal shot or similar, and holding it in the position, use the 2 second...
  19. Sticky: Hear hear Stewy, super info! I love old...

    Hear hear Stewy, super info!

    I love old tripods, they're very cool, and looking on eBay, you can get them for a song. Some of my best and biggest ones were acquired at yard sales (a US...
  20. Sticky: Guten Tag Wewelsberg ;) I don't think you need...

    Guten Tag Wewelsberg ;)

    I don't think you need a Nikon D3000 to shoot buckles, and it may be frustrating for you if too complicated.

    I'm not sure about the D3000, but some entry level DSLR...
  21. Sticky: Wow, Rene, this is amazing. Thx for showing! ...

    Wow, Rene, this is amazing. Thx for showing!

    I remember that shot of the Leica a while back when you showed it. Sounds like a fun time!
  22. Sticky: Thx Glenn, good tips! ;-) Sometimes I cycle...

    Thx Glenn, good tips! ;-)

    Sometimes I cycle through every single color setting in the camera, and try to remember what the all were when looking at the test shots. Some of the settings like...
  23. Sticky: A couple of the posts from this morning made me...

    A couple of the posts from this morning made me realize that a couple very important things to discuss about shooting in general and especially with Digital is color temperature and contrast!
    ...
  24. Sticky: Ha, it's funny how a G10 is old already ;) I used...

    Ha, it's funny how a G10 is old already ;) I used a G5 up until the day I bought the Lumix I shoot 99% of everything with. I gave it to a friend because it wasn't worth anything resale wise, been on...
  25. Sticky: Taking GREAT Shots of Militaria, TIPS, Technical Details, etc.

    I'd like to start a thread, or a sticky, on getting fantastic shots of your militaria. It's not always easy, but it's worth it!

    First of all, you probably need a real camera, it's virtually...
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