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    Need help with my picture taking.

    I'm really impressed with the quality picture taking of your watches, like when you post on "On the wrist today".
    I've tried but this is the best I can do with my Canon Power Shot G10.
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    Any suggestions will be helpful. Thanks!

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    Re: Need help with my picture taking.

    I'm by no means a master, but for an amateur with a regular point and shoot I have found a few things that help. First is use manual focus. Every point and shoot that I have seen has this, and that way you can focus on the dial not the scratch on the crystal. The other is to use controllable light, or better yet natural light. Every picture I have ever taken with the overhead lights on has sucked.

    I know that some more pro members will chime in, but for an amateur I am happy with how my shots have turned out! Here are three of IMHO my best unedited shots.



    Cheers,
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    Re: Need help with my picture taking.

    Quote Originally Posted by mike120 View Post
    Every point and shoot that I have seen has this (manual focus), and that way you can focus on the dial not the scratch on the crystal.
    What kind of point and shoots you use, may I ask? Seriously. I never came across that feature in point and shoots. And I saw quite a few (my wife manages to loose one per year). Sure I missed some button.
    And as far as advises are concerned. First: look through photo forum here. You may find some interesting ideas there. And second: use trypod. Good luck.
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    Re: Need help with my picture taking.

    Quote Originally Posted by igorycha View Post
    What kind of point and shoots you use, may I ask? Seriously. I never came across that feature in point and shoots. And I saw quite a few (my wife manages to loose one per year). Sure I missed some button.
    And as far as advises are concerned. First: look through photo forum here. You may find some interesting ideas there. And second: use trypod. Good luck.
    I use Cannons, and the boss lady has a Nikon. Both have manual focus as an option on them, but its only accessible when not in "Auto" mode.
    Cheers,
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    Re: Need help with my picture taking.

    Quote Originally Posted by billiybop View Post
    I'm really impressed with the quality picture taking of your watches, like when you post on "On the wrist today".
    I've tried but this is the best I can do with my Canon Power Shot G10.
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    Any suggestions will be helpful. Thanks!
    Hi, make sure you switch it to macro mode (I googled your camera model and it's supposed to have this) and, like Mike said, use natural light. Sometimes direct sunlight helps. Have the watch clean, take a ton of pics (charge the battery well) and crop to enlarge the area of focus. Hope this helps.

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    Re: Need help with my picture taking.

    The G10 is capable of taking some pretty good photos. Agree with the others, natural light gets good results. Late afternoon is a great time to get great light.
    Regards Cam

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    Re: Need help with my picture taking.

    Post this on the Photography forum and the guys there will help out.
    Regards Cam

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    Re: Need help with my picture taking.

    Quote Originally Posted by billiybop View Post
    I'm really impressed with the quality picture taking of your watches, like when you post on "On the wrist today".
    I've tried but this is the best I can do with my Canon Power Shot G10.
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    Any suggestions will be helpful. Thanks!
    Outside lighting helped, used the macro mode both times.
    Drinking a Tiger Beer first did it.
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    Re: Need help with my picture taking.

    Late afternoon indirect natural light.

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    Re: Need help with my picture taking.

    the G10 is a really good camera, you just need to play with it and a read about it may help also, I own a g10 and I´m very happy with it, here is an example:

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    taken in Av mode with MACRO activated, you can always raise the ISO but I don´t recommend to do it higher that 400.

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