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Old 02-18-2012, 05:06 PM
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Default Best camera to use for pictures of quilts

Hi to Everyone,

I was wondering for any advice some of you might give for the best camera to show a quilt off to its best advantage.
I know nothing about cameras, but I need to find out anything anyone has to say.

Kindest Regards,

Diana Vance
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:12 PM
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Personally I think most of the digital cameras on the market today are pretty good. Even the cameras on the phones aren't bad. I have used Canon for years and have been happy with it. Mine is a Power shot SD 980 IS...I am sure there is a newer model now.
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:21 PM
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it is not really the camera, but knowing how to use it that is the main problem with getting GOOD shots.
Lighting is the biggest issue..knowing when to use natural lighting and when to FORCE the flash for instance.

I found this website GOOD to research from when my daughter bought me a Better camera...which by the way, I had to take an actual class on digi-photography to learn to use and now just use my Sony Cyber shot camera phone!
THe $300 camera sits in a bag!

http://www.digitalcamerareview.com/
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I agree, I think you will do well with most any digital camera. The trick is in your technique. Here is a GREAT website that will teach you, in layman's terms, how to successfully photograph your quilt. It covers lighting, setup, and your camera settings. I highly recommend it.

http://www.hollyknott.com/stq/index.htm
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thanks for posting that site Peckish...I had forgotten about that one...LOVE it!
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:51 PM
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I can't wait to get a camera, to post my pic's. Any camera. But if I had a camera, I would take individual pictures of the quilting I really wanted to show
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I use my kodak easy share C195, My pictures come out really nice, my husband got it at walmart for me last x-mas
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I learned a lot about quilt photography reading the Holly Knott post. Thanks for posting the link.
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I would think the main thing is your own picture taking ability. Adequate lighting and space to hang the quilt.

The next thing would be is if you want a digital photo to share on your computer and over the net would be not to set the megapixels too high. My computer is older and doesn't want to download large files needed for some picture settings.

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Thank you Jackie and Peckish I have a nice sony camera but my technique is not that great, great site!
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