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#1 FlatsRoamer

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 06:36 PM

I want to improve on taking pics of my flies. They aren't very good so does anyone know of or have any tips?

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#2 josephcsylvia

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 06:43 PM

Hey Flats ok here goes.

Tripod, or something to hold your camera still

Atleast 2 lights but 3 is better. (One front left, one front right, third above in front.

Macro setting if avail on camera.

Auto white balance if avail.

If you have ability to change aperture shoot at f8

Solid color background

Crop tight on fly after photo if macro not avail.

#3 mikechell

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 09:09 PM

Depends on your camera.  But I take mine with an inexpensive digital.

 

1)   Bright light.  Multiple lights if possible, like Joseph said.

2)   Don't get too close if you don't have the "flower" close up setting.  

3)   Get a good clear picture on the viewer if you have one.  Digital enlargement often works much better than trying to get a close up, so make sure you're getting a clear picture, from whatever distance you need to be.

4)   Use the photo editing software to crop and size the picture.


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#4 Kentuckysteve

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 09:28 PM

What camera are you using?

 

Show us a fly pic you have taken with it so we can see what you need to improve on.


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#5 Decisions

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 09:45 PM

This thread may help you as well.

 

http://www.flytyingf...showtopic=83620


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#6 FlatsRoamer

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 09:57 PM

I'm using my phone, Samsung amp 2

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Still hunting for my first tarpon on fly! 


Why are windknots in love with me?


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Find my youtube channel in the link below

 

https://www.youtube....plkVnmuDObYCLBg


#7 mikechell

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 10:08 PM

Nothing wrong with that picture, Flats.  You just need more light from the front.


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#8 carpflyguy

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 10:12 PM

^^
That's a fine picture, just need a lot more light

#9 josephcsylvia

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 10:15 PM

If you dont have good lights, window light is excellent

#10 Kentuckysteve

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Posted 28 August 2016 - 08:01 AM

You can also use a piece of white paper or cardboard to reflect the light you have onto the flies.That pic is fine.


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#11 spulve

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Posted 08 September 2016 - 01:47 AM

download aviary, edit it up real nice and and it makes for a better pic


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