23 May '16, 2am

One Hacker’s Small Tabletop Photo Studio: We love good pictures. You know, being...

One Hacker’s Small Tabletop Photo Studio: We love good pictures. You know, being...

We love good pictures. You know, being worth a thousand words and all. So, after our article on taking good reference photos, we were pleased to see a reader, [Steve], sharing his photography set-up. Taking good technical photos is a whole separate art from other fields of photography like portraiture. For example, [Steve] mentions that he uses “bullseye” composition, or, putting the thing right in the middle. The standard philosophy on this method is that it’s bad and you are bad . For technical photos, it’s perfect. [Steve] also has some unique toys in his arsenal. Like a toy macro lens from a subscription chemistry kit. He also showed off his foldscope . Sadly, they appear to no longer be for sale, but we sometimes get by with a loupe held in front of the lens. He also uses things standard in our shop. Such as a gridded cutting mat as a backdrop and a cheap three dollar...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2016/05/22/one-hackers-small-tabletop...

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