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    I'm still trying to perfect my photgraphic skills for getting better pics of my work and followed the brilliant advice that was given on another thread and have noticed a vast improvement, so thanks

    The one thing I just cannot seem to fix though is this kind of ghostly shadow I'm getting on some pics when taken in daylight. It's almost like a kind of veil over the whole pic and you can see a blurry shadow behind the letters on the card. This doesn't happen when the pic is taken at night - although the lighting is obviously not so good, the picture is far clearer.

    Does any of that make sense?

    Here's an example of what I mean

    Taken in daylight


    Same card taken at dusk, with light on - although far from great, it seems to be a lot clearer and no shadowing


    What am I doing wrong??
    Last edited by krafty1; 07-02-2009, 06:37 PM.

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    I don't know about the photography, I just mess with the angles 'til it looks something like lol

    But the card is absolutley gorgeous
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    • #3
      aww thanks

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      • #4
        The colours in the daylight card look better though - do you make sure the flash is also off? Would the shadow disappear if the background was dark?
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        • #5
          Yes the colours are much better in the daylight one than in the artificial light one aren't they, that's why I wanted to get the clarity problem sorted as I would prefer this way of doing it. If I could even get a daytime one to be as clear as the 2nd one - wouldn't need to be perfect.
          Yes the flash is definitely off.
          Doesn't seem to make any difference what's behind the pic when I take it - light or dark, I keep getting this sort of haze and shadowyness.

          Thanks anyway

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          • #6
            Sometimes, in daylight, your camera might not be able to find something definate to focus on - that would make it hazy. Even though we can tell the difference, it may all look the same to your camera!

            Does that make any sense? I think I'm talking about tone!

            When it was darker, your camera could focus on your card better because there was nothing fooling it in the background.

            Hope that helps!

            Love the card,
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            • #7
              Originally posted by purplemac View Post
              Sometimes, in daylight, your camera might not be able to find something definate to focus on - that would make it hazy. Even though we can tell the difference, it may all look the same to your camera!

              Does that make any sense? I think I'm talking about tone!

              When it was darker, your camera could focus on your card better because there was nothing fooling it in the background.

              Hope that helps!

              Love the card,
              Debbie

              Yes I know exactly what you mean Debbie and I had a feelng the problem was something to do with that as it's the whole picture that's sort of hazy and not just the card. Do you happen to know how to solve it?
              Is there any way I can just focus on just the card, if you know what I mean?

              Thanks for the comment about the card

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              • #8
                The bottom picture definatly looks the best, and its a lovely card by the way


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                • #9
                  I'm not great with things like this, but when I take a picture, the button I press can be held softly to focus the picture before I click it to take the picture. my aunty showed me how to do that, and my photos have improved since I've been doing it that way. Do you have that option?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Trixie View Post
                    The bottom picture definatly looks the best, and its a lovely card by the way
                    The bottom one is defintely clearer and you can see the detials of the card better but I think I prefer the colours in the daylight one, just wish it was as clear

                    ...and thanks

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Louise88 View Post
                      I'm not great with things like this, but when I take a picture, the button I press can be held softly to focus the picture before I click it to take the picture. my aunty showed me how to do that, and my photos have improved since I've been doing it that way. Do you have that option?
                      I tried that a couple of times today Louise and ended up with really blurry pictures, obviously while it's doing that I'm moving the camera.

                      Think I might sreeeeeam

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by krafty1 View Post
                        Is there any way I can just focus on just the card, if you know what I mean?
                        Nope!! I'm rubbish with our camera!! Sorry!

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                        • #13
                          You may be a little too close to the card, this would make it blurry.

                          With my camera I have to stand further away and zoom in, if I try to stand closer the camera can't focus.

                          It is all going to depend on what sort of camera you have aswell.

                          With mine I always take pictures in good daylight, with the light behind me and as I say I stand at least 3 foot away and zoom in with the camera.

                          Hope this helps.
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                          • #14
                            Are you taking the photo beside a window? If you are then there would be a lot of light coming from one side which can bleach out that side of card. If you are not near a window, then ignore me!

                            I always take my photos using a lamp with a daylight bulb, if I take them in the daytime I close the curtains! I really hate taking product shots as one day it can be perfect the next it is way off it is so frustrating!!

                            Lovely card by the way

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                            • #15
                              I am sorry If i am repeating but i didnt read all posts x x
                              I am no expert either but have toyed with taking pics.

                              Have you tried a macro setting and;

                              The window should be behind you when you take the picture of the card. ie the light shines on the card not the camera.

                              Also this needs to be with sunlight no grey days.
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