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paul.creedy

Rubbish pictures!
« on: October 16, 2019, 10:40:24 AM »

One day . . . I will get round to a) painting my pedals in a more polished fashion and b) taking some decent pictures of my stuff  :)

Until then here are a couple of photos inside and out of my recent completed builds

First up the Clari(not)





. . . and the Rattle Crow





paul.creedy

Re: Rubbish pictures!
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2019, 10:43:30 AM »

I should point out that the picture of the front of the Rattle Crow is already out of date because I thought the labeling of the pots was too messy, so I've re-done it with a single letter, but not yet taken a (rubbish) photo of the update.


davent

Re: Rubbish pictures!
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2019, 08:08:17 PM »
You have a unique style, run with it, embrace it, it's yours.

First step to better pictures is always, turn off the camera flash.
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bluebunny

Re: Rubbish pictures!
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2019, 03:24:48 AM »
"Rubbish" must mean something different in Northampton!  ???  These look cool.  They ought to be in the main Pictures thread.   :icon_cool:
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ElectricDruid

Re: Rubbish pictures!
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2019, 06:28:31 AM »
Yeah, I like the style too, and I agree with Davent - it's original and yours, and that's not easy to find!

For the photos, I find plenty of natural light is the way to go (and I'm lucky living where I do that we have lots of that), since I don't have artificial light of sufficient quality. Also you'd be surprised at the difference a tripod makes. I've taken pictures that I thought were fine and not blurry, but then done one from a tripod and it comes out much sharper and crisper. Made me realise that the other ones have a little tiny blur from however much I wobbled in 1/1000th of a second!

stallik

Re: Rubbish pictures!
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2019, 07:03:08 AM »
You probably didnít move in 1/1000 sec. flash lasts maybe 1/1000 - 1/10000 sec. the trick for a camera of any kind is to sync the shutter with this flash and the easiest way is to keep the sitter open longer. It used to be 1/60 on old cameras.you end up with a brief flash exposure then the ambient light takes over and you get blur

Totally agree about tripods. Thatís always better, just harder to accomplish if youíre using a phone
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Kipper4

Re: Rubbish pictures!
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2019, 02:08:25 AM »
I sometimes use a desktop tripod with the bit that holds your phone from a selfie stick screwed into the top of the tripod. especialy if its a bluetooth selfie stick too, then its just a case of pressing the button on the dongle. no fussing around the on phone exposure button.
leaves a free hand for extra lighting. (more later)

Try to find a generic (coloured to make the pedal pop) coloured back ground.
Depending on your style. Sometimes an industrial background can serve well too.
Mossy old stones, rusty steel, alu treadplate, grass in the garden, stained concrete, old leather.

Pedals without the cables look neater.
Sometimes its worth shining a small light on the box. To get the colour balance better.

Framing and composition not so much of an issue as long as the main focus is the pedal and the background doesnt become more intresting than it.

I'm no expert have fun.
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deadastronaut

Re: Rubbish pictures!
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2019, 05:09:45 AM »
poundshop tripod rich^?

i got one of those, very handy, set a 2 second timer on phone...done. clear pics...

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Kipper4

Re: Rubbish pictures!
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2019, 12:06:47 PM »
They're not rubbish by the way
Heres what i use for pics and videos, minus the phone of course.




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otherwise, you might end-up with SOIC or gullwings, for surface mounts."


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Kipper4

Re: Rubbish pictures!
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2019, 12:08:24 PM »
Not quite Rob had this for over 30yrs, I'm sure pound shop tripod or a bean bag would do nicely though.
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otherwise, you might end-up with SOIC or gullwings, for surface mounts."


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willienillie

Re: Rubbish pictures!
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2019, 01:11:33 PM »
Heres what i use for pics and videos,

Yeah but how did you take THAT picture?

Kipper4

Re: Rubbish pictures!
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2019, 01:34:01 PM »
I used the mobile phone but hand held. The same one I put in the tripod. Except when taking a pic of the tripod.  :icon_biggrin:  :icon_biggrin: :icon_lol:
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otherwise, you might end-up with SOIC or gullwings, for surface mounts."


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bluebunny

Re: Rubbish pictures!
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2019, 03:13:01 AM »
I used the mobile phone but hand held. The same one I put in the tripod. Except when taking a pic of the tripod.  :icon_biggrin:  :icon_biggrin: :icon_lol:

Nice picture, mate.  Sell the tripod.  You clearly don't need it.   ;D
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Kipper4

Re: Rubbish pictures!
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2019, 03:35:59 AM »
Haha I defo need the tripod. Only got one good arm now and can hardly play for long.
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bluebunny

Re: Rubbish pictures!
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2019, 03:57:01 AM »
Only got one good arm now and can hardly play for long.

Bummer.   :(
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