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Old 09-16-2008, 09:27 AM   #11
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I have a very nice camera and cant take a pic worth a lick.
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:40 AM   #12
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nice Jeek

I think we jsut discovered that kodaks are great for close up shots.

Ive had 2 of them and love them both.

I think i got the kodak z735 or somethng like that currently
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:56 AM   #13
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I like this camera alot. You just have to be real steady on the close-up photos. I was thinking about getting a small tripod to alleviate any blurryness. I tried taking close-ups with other more expensive cameras and couldn't get these results.

I prefer my own lighting, so the flash is always off.
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:02 PM   #14
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I do not agree with that advice Charlie. Well I agree about the tripod part, but buying the most expensive you can afford is not good advice. If you are not a photographer and do not plan on learning about aperatures and f stops and other things then buying a very expensive DSLR will be a waste of money. It will not get you better pictures and could even get you worse pictures than getting a decent point and shoot.
I see your point. But this is where I was coming from. The message said that there was not very much money, so I assume, maybe wrongly, that we are talking about couple hundred dollars max. Well, if that's the case you can't get anything professional. And then couple of hundred bucks isn't going to buy anything that is good enough for food picture taking. Unless of course we are talking to a millionaire and not to much money is couple of thousands, but then I doubt we would be asked for a suggestion.
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Old 09-17-2008, 11:17 PM   #15
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I have an Olympus 7.1 megapixel Stylus 780. It has several special settings (which are quick to change to), and one of them is the Cuisine setting. It says it is "For still life photography. Vividly reproduces colors of fruit, vegetables, flowers, etc." I love it!

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P.S. The nachos picture is a little weird because they had mostly been eaten, but I wanted to show the vivid pink color of their tortilla chips.
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Old 09-18-2008, 04:23 PM   #16
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these are from a nikon d40 ...
i love this camera ..
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Old 09-18-2008, 04:34 PM   #17
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Im using a samsung myself that cost 150 dollars and absolutely love it. I agree with Jeekinz, turning the flash off and using your own lighting gives the picture a more natural look =)
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Old 09-18-2008, 04:47 PM   #18
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Here is a hint for those using cameras with a built in flash, especially when doing close up photography...put something over the flash like a piece of tissue paper or paper towel. This will help diffuse the harsh bright light of the flash and will not wash out your photos as much.
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Old 09-18-2008, 05:05 PM   #19
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MsAnya, go with the one that Jeekins posted the link to. There are two left, and I might just buy the other one.

I'm always drooling over Jeekins' photos!

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Old 09-18-2008, 05:06 PM   #20
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thats a good tip GB
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