Taking a picture.(TUBES)

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  1. Mooncusser

    Mooncusser Member

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    Hi guys,

    Man, trying to take a picture of a preamp tube to get it's full detail is hard.

    Any tips? Flash/ no flash/ darker or lighter background?

    Thanks for the help,
    Mass
     
  2. Platypus

    Platypus not in rivers, but in drops Supporting Member

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    If you're using a digital camera, try to find the 'Macro mode' button.
     
  3. fatback

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    +1 on macro

    also try:

    a tripod, or something to sit the camera on, (a book or whatever.)

    no flash.
     
  4. Rock-On!!

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    Also, try to use natural light. AUsing the flash will wash out the details.
     
  5. Mooncusser

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    I took this with my Fuji S3000, macro mode with flash, with sunlight coming in on them.

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  7. whoismarykelly

    whoismarykelly Oh look! This is a thing I can change!

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    PM Rabbitpunt, he has done some tube photography. Also, look at some dillinger escape plan jackets, they include a lot of tube photography.
     
  8. Mooncusser

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    WOW, is all I can say.......
    Peace,
    Mass
     
  9. Rock-On!!

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    Outside direct sunlight

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    Inside natural light

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  10. rabbitpunt

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    What kind of camera do you have... I have done some awsome working photographing tubes on an infinite table... If you have a digital camera use the macro setting if you have an slr get a macro lense with a macro ring flash it might get a little expensive. Try to use outside lighting but if u are shooting them indoors use a flash but diffused or bounce the flash off of a white card... play around with it a little if you have digital there is no reason why u shouldn't expierment with it all. Those who are saying not o use flash genrally do not have any control over their light or their flash... there are many ways to take a professinal picture while using really cheap methods like a white plastic bag, card board box and a cheap flash.

    Cheers
     

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