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Mastering Depth of Field: Techniques for Dynamic Photos

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Ready to take your Etsy photos to the next level? An easy way to add instant drama and interest to your shop’s photos is to master your camera’s depth of field capabilities by using the macro setting (or lens) and adjusting the aperture – also known as the f-stop.

Did that just fly right over your head? Allow me to explain some of these technical details. That way you’ll know what the heck I’m talking about before we get to the fun stuff.

Depth of Field (DOF): The distance between the nearest and farthest objects in a scene that appear acceptably sharp in an image.

Here’s how depth of field works: Your camera’s focal length is a fixed distance between your camera’s lens and your main subject. The aperture setting adjusts the width of the area that stays in sharp focus, both in front of and behind that focal point. F-stops are essentially fractions. They’re based on a lens’s focal length, divided by the size of the aperture opening. A large f-stop creates a small aperture, which in turn allows for a longer depth of field. A small f-stop creates a large aperture that shortens the depth of field.

Now, I’m going to skip the mathematics lecture so we can get to the creative part of our work — I was never great at math, anyways. In reality, there are myriad variables that come into play when working with your camera’s depth of field. Before we begin our f-stop exercise, here’s some good information to know about photography and a few different kinds of cameras you may be using:

For all camera users:

  • Understand how to manually change the aperture on your camera.
  • Use lots of reflected, diffused light – either natural or studio.
  • Your camera should be mounted on a sturdy tripod at the same level as the item to be photographed.
  • Understand the rule of thirds and how it applies to composition.
  • Know that automatic focus, shutter speed and ISO settings can simplify the exercise.

Point-and-shoot camera users:

  • Make sure your camera is set to program mode.
  • Turn on your macro function. (This is indicated by a flower symbol on many cameras.)

DSLR camera users:

  • Set camera to AV, aperture priority mode.
  • Mount a macro lens, at least 60mm, to your camera.

Exercise: Experiment with your camera’s depth of field.

To really see the difference between aperture settings and how they affect the depth of field, let’s take three photos of the same setup with three different f-stops — each 2 stops away from the last. For example: F2.8 / F5.6 / F11.

  1. Move your camera closer to your main subject. Do not use zoom.
  2. Choose an area of small detail and center your view on that point.
  3. Hold your shutter button halfway down or manually focus your lens.  This will maintain and hold the focus, which is known as “focus lock.”
  4. While continuing to hold your focus, re-frame your image and place your subject where want them to appear in the photograph. For help with a successful composition never forget the rule of thirds. Avoid moving closer or farther away – stay on the same plane to keep your focus point sharp.
  5. When you’re satisfied with your composition, take the photo.
  6. Change your f-stop up two stops and repeat steps 1 – 5.

A shallow depth of field (lowest f-stop) creates the illusion of depth by blurring the foreground and background around a specific point of focus. It is a very effective way to create a feeling of intimacy in your photos. Tip: Focus lock on your subject and recompose the photo to place the focal point just off-center for a more interesting image.

A medium depth of field (mid-range f-stop) is great for items that are detailed in a larger area. Tip: Use relevant props in the far background, just out of focus range, to establish a story within each photo.

A deep depth of field (highest f-stop) allows for the maximum area to stay in focus. It’s great for collections of items or wide objects that have a lot of detail that needs to be shown. Tip: Place your focal point in the center of the frame to bring in the maximum amount of focus in the front and back of that area.

I highly encourage you to play with the settings on your camera and keep track of the changes that occur with each experiment. With some practice and the creative use of backgrounds and props that complement your shop’s branding, you can create dynamic photos.

Happy photographing!

Marlo M. is the organizer for the Seattle Etsy team, etsy RAIN, and a consultant for emerging artists at Creative Arts Consulting. She’s also the creator of the photography tips blog, Small Object Photography, where she shares her expertise in taking close-up photos of small objects, along with images of inspiring product photography. 

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  • Mikono

    Mikono says:

    LOVE this article! So useful! Thanks.

    3 years ago

  • etco

    etco says:

    This is great! Thank you so much!!

    3 years ago

  • JenMcLamb

    JenMcLamb says:

    This is a great exercise - perfect timing and all I have to do first is find my camera manual! Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery says:

    Great tips, although I personally dont like using a tripod. I find it too limiting for the kind of shots I like to take. I like to physically move the camera around a lot to get get the perfect shot!

    3 years ago

  • MagicMarkingsArt

    MagicMarkingsArt says:

    Simple, concise and clear - awesome tutorial. Thanks so much for your breakdown.

    3 years ago

  • StudioDevinat

    StudioDevinat says:

    Thanks for the tips! I really need to play with my photos & create more interesting groupings of my product. I will definitely play with depth of field!

    3 years ago

  • VintageSeaShore

    VintageSeaShore says:

    Using a Canon SD1200 gives limited results but, as the article states, the limits are sufficient to provide pretty good results. Thank you for the article.

    3 years ago

  • Iammie

    Iammie says:

    Great tips! Thanks.

    3 years ago

  • AukinasGoddess

    AukinasGoddess says:

    Love this article.. and Marlo!

    3 years ago

  • antiquelace23

    antiquelace23 says:

    very helpful thank you!

    3 years ago

  • LovgrenandDaughter

    LovgrenandDaughter says:

    Thank you!

    3 years ago

  • Freyasstudio

    Freyasstudio says:

    Great tips, thanks!

    3 years ago

  • GlassElements

    GlassElements says:

    Awesome Tips!

    3 years ago

  • hoosiermamma1

    hoosiermamma1 says:

    Are you serious? You lost me at aperture.

    3 years ago

  • hogwildjewelry

    hogwildjewelry says:

    yes! you really brought out some things that I stumbled upon but can't do consistently. thanks!

    3 years ago

  • fibrous

    fibrous says:

    I want a digital SLR :(

    3 years ago

  • SimplyMaco

    SimplyMaco says:

    What if your camera doesn't HAVE a manual aperture/f-stop adjustment? Mine doesn't. The manual says the f-stop ranges from X to Y depending on the zoom. So how do I combine adjusting zoom and moving forward/backward to get different depths of field?

    3 years ago

  • farragio

    farragio says:

    This is an extremely helpful post! Thanks for sharing this information!

    3 years ago

  • MaidOfClay

    MaidOfClay says:

    I was just asking my husband about this last night. He took photography classes a zillion years ago but he couldn't really help me. This article was serendipitous to say the least. Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • fiorejewellery

    fiorejewellery says:

    Very clear! Thanks a mil :o)

    3 years ago

  • ShadowsandSpirits

    ShadowsandSpirits says:

    Thank you for the information!

    3 years ago

  • DevineCollectible

    DevineCollectible says:

    wowie, a whole lot to learn! Thanx for all the tips. Peace and love, karen DevineCollectible

    3 years ago

  • HuntersHideaway

    HuntersHideaway says:

    I agree with LittleWrenPottery-- you don't really need a tripod to take great photographs. I have more than one tripod but I don't use them for my product shots. So if you don't have a tripod, don't let that discourage you from shooting hand held.

    3 years ago

  • teresab123

    teresab123 says:

    wow...thanks!

    3 years ago

  • imakecutestuff

    imakecutestuff says:

    Thanks for the comments everyone! I'm glad you're finding this more advanced article helpful. (If you need individual help with your photos, check out my new online service detailed on my smallobjectphotography.com blog) @SimplyMaco - If your camera doesn't have the ability to manually adjust your f-stop then you'll have to make the best of your composition and backgrounds to begin improving your photos. Quick tips for you: Learn how to adjust the white balance on your camera - if there is no manual white balance, then try the different settings and see how each affects the photo. Bring in more light and turn off the flash. Be sure the focus box is green before you take your photo and use a tripod to reduce blurring.

    3 years ago

  • jmijewelry

    jmijewelry says:

    Amazing! I am working on photos right now! How did you know? Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • sassyalice

    sassyalice says:

    These tips could be some of the most helpful on all of Etsy! Coming from someone who doesn't even understand how to work the camera on the iphone these tips are so awesome!

    3 years ago

  • imakecutestuff

    imakecutestuff says:

    I actually agree with the anti-tripod comments - I normally don't use a tripod myself. But if one is finding it difficult to hold a sharp focus, then a tripod is a good way to learn how to avoid moving the camera forward or backward when recomposing a shot :)

    3 years ago

  • ahmusing

    ahmusing says:

    Thanks! I'm going to experiment with F-stops now! Hope to take better pictures!

    3 years ago

  • PaperGemsStudio

    PaperGemsStudio says:

    Great helpful hints!

    3 years ago

  • PrettyPinupsAndMore

    PrettyPinupsAndMore says:

    Great article !!! I am definitely going to try these tips ;)

    3 years ago

  • postscripted

    postscripted says:

    Super helpful and comprehensive! I especially love the placing the focal just off center tip!

    3 years ago

  • chriskoskidesigns

    chriskoskidesigns says:

    Very interesting! Thanks for the helpful hints!! Most appreciated!!

    3 years ago

  • Diannasdiapercakes

    Diannasdiapercakes says:

    Thanks for the informational breakdown, I am always trying to improve my photos!

    3 years ago

  • GlimpseCreations

    GlimpseCreations says:

    Thank you for this article, it is really helpful! I am going to retake some of my photos now!

    3 years ago

  • theastarr

    theastarr says:

    Great breakdown & tips. I will definitely share ^_^

    3 years ago

  • Ellymm

    Ellymm says:

    Thanks a whole bunch, now I can't wait until daylight!!

    3 years ago

  • ThisCharmingCandy

    ThisCharmingCandy says:

    Great information - thanks for this. The photo examples really compliment the tips too.

    3 years ago

  • PhotoItalia

    PhotoItalia says:

    A HUGE Thank You! for not relying on a Photoshop technique for this article. Having learned photography "old school", and deeply entrenched in the digital world now, it is to everyone who takes photography seriously a great advantage to learn,grasp,understand, and use these skills and not rely on the 'Auto' feature of the camera, nor think that Photoshop is the be-all end-all. "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish".

    3 years ago

  • QuietTimeCushions
  • Gbydesign

    Gbydesign says:

    Thank you so much...the info is much appreciated!!!

    3 years ago

  • christienano

    christienano says:

    Thanks for the tips!!!!

    3 years ago

  • TinyFakeCakes

    TinyFakeCakes says:

    After reading this and looking at my photos....I'm getting to work tomorrow!

    3 years ago

  • tiedyediva

    tiedyediva says:

    I just finished reading your article and playing around with my camera as you suggested. I have always, always wanted to understand this and finally I do. Thank you!

    3 years ago

  • lltownleyceramic

    lltownleyceramic says:

    I've learned this over and over, but I don't think I've ever seen Depth of Field explained so "clearly" before (pardon the pun - I'm actually serious).

    3 years ago

  • newhopebeading

    newhopebeading says:

    I have so much trouble doing this... thanks for this info... I need to read and reread this!

    3 years ago

  • gigicouturebycaren

    gigicouturebycaren says:

    Thank you ..this was very helpful.

    3 years ago

  • frogmaster1999

    frogmaster1999 says:

    Great Ideas! Keep them coming!

    3 years ago

  • Prairiepeacock

    Prairiepeacock says:

    For those of you who cannot afford a digital SLR at the moment, there are stores that will make disks of your prints and then you can use them on the computer. I use both types of cameras and for more texture in my photos, I do prefer the film SLR. Great article.

    3 years ago

  • judithclevelandprod

    judithclevelandprod says:

    Thank you for the class in photography. I will check my digital camera and see what changes I can make.

    3 years ago

  • 717VintageLane

    717VintageLane says:

    Thanks for the great info! I always feel like I can't get quite the right look I want in my photos and now I understand why. This makes me want to redo all the photos in my shop! I definitely plan on getting to know my camera better!

    3 years ago

  • EightTreeStreet

    EightTreeStreet says:

    Thanks so much I am struggling with my pics, this is really useful.

    3 years ago

  • quiltingbyday

    quiltingbyday says:

    Great info!

    3 years ago

  • ShopWithCompassion

    ShopWithCompassion says:

    Thank you! I'm really struggling with taking good pictures and think this will help a lot!

    3 years ago

  • smallVintageAffair

    smallVintageAffair says:

    This came at the perfect time I had actually googled this subject a few days ago....You explained it very well...Thanks

    3 years ago

  • Tradeurbeads

    Tradeurbeads says:

    Great Information, Thanks.

    3 years ago

  • BlueMoonLights

    BlueMoonLights says:

    Thanks for the info, can't wait to give this a try :)

    3 years ago

  • HillCountrySilver

    HillCountrySilver says:

    A simple lesson on de-mystifying the f-stop! Love it and can't wait to practice in tomorrow's sunshine! Items ALWAYS sell faster when my photos are better. I'm hoping that this article will improve my consistency.

    3 years ago

  • Elorra123

    Elorra123 says:

    Great article...well explained :)

    3 years ago

  • LivingDollBoutique
  • TheDovesNest

    TheDovesNest says:

    This article is very helpful, I am excited to learn about depth of field in my photos. Thank you!

    3 years ago

  • JoDeneMoneuseJewelry

    JoDeneMoneuseJewelry says:

    Still going over every single word....and ready to give them a try! Thank you so much. Hoping my traffic will now increase due to my even more lovely photos! : )

    3 years ago

  • imakecutestuff

    imakecutestuff says:

    Thanks everyone! It's a lot to digest for sure. Try not to be overwhelmed - it takes time to learn how to take better photos! There is a lot of great info on Etsy...just keep practicing just like you practice your art technique and you'll get it! :)

    3 years ago

  • ValDraws

    ValDraws says:

    Thanks so much for this. I've had my digital camera about 6 years and I'm kind of embarrassed to say I never even attempted to use the manual adjustments until this moment! I think I finally have a clue how to properly use it now and hopefully I'll improve my photos!

    3 years ago

  • akrodo

    akrodo says:

    Awesome tips! I've also found that placing my earrings inside an ezcube light diffusion box with a big light on either side makes a huge difference.

    3 years ago

  • murphster

    murphster says:

    Awesome way of explaining DOF!

    3 years ago

  • VintageNook

    VintageNook says:

    Thank you for the tip. Very informative

    3 years ago

  • jguilddesigns

    jguilddesigns says:

    Thanks for sharing!!!

    3 years ago

  • LapisandLimeStudio

    LapisandLimeStudio says:

    Thanks! I like your depth f field graphic!

    3 years ago

  • knitsinclass

    knitsinclass says:

    Thanks for sharing this great information - as someone who is no camera expert, I think the information was very clearly explained (with great links and illustrations!). I'm feeling more confident about using the manual adjustments on my digital camera (and actually getting consistent results).

    3 years ago

  • lazyearthlings

    lazyearthlings says:

    Thanks for sharing :)

    3 years ago

  • narasaca

    narasaca says:

    thanka!i will try it!!

    3 years ago

  • narasaca

    narasaca says:

    thanka! i will try it!!

    3 years ago

  • simplybarefoot

    simplybarefoot says:

    This is very helpful info, thanks!

    3 years ago

  • dreamversion

    dreamversion says:

    Great tips!!! Thanks for sharing!!! :)

    3 years ago

  • abundantvibrations

    abundantvibrations says:

    I so needed this. Thank-you!! :)

    3 years ago

  • siamcollection

    siamcollection says:

    I loved it

    3 years ago

  • MyHeartsMyFlowers

    MyHeartsMyFlowers says:

    I have been trying to work out how to achieve the out of focus background effect for ages, but your explanation has cracked it for me - thank you very much!

    3 years ago

  • BessieMays

    BessieMays says:

    Thanks - this is really well explained. One tip I have if you want all clear, is to use your auto on your macro, then after your first shot increase the auto F setting by one or two, and this really helps.

    3 years ago

  • ButtontreeBoutique

    ButtontreeBoutique says:

    Thank you :) Just need to buy one now!! Currently using a mobile phone camera.. quite suprised buy how well they turned out really but should probably invest in a proper one!!

    3 years ago

  • Leatherworks4U

    Leatherworks4U says:

    Beautiful shots. Thanks.

    3 years ago

  • Greenerpasture

    Greenerpasture says:

    Thanks for the help!

    3 years ago

  • PetalandStone

    PetalandStone says:

    Well written...wish my ex photographer husband could have explained it to me that easily a while back. Great article for these concepts.

    3 years ago

  • patchwerkz

    patchwerkz says:

    Thanks a bunch for this simple but super helpful post. It's inspired me to give it a shot and experiment this weekend. Thx!!!

    3 years ago

  • sweeet3jeni

    sweeet3jeni says:

    this is great and informative- but what if you are lets say not a single mother of means? what if you must use a old digital standard but olypus camera the ttype you take family photos with? no matter hwtat i do i cant get great photos of my work espcially JEWELRY. is there some way i can use a small digital (it doe shave a zoom lens ) camera to take jewelry photos. i can usually coak decent photos outdoor in natural light BUT i cant get any good ones indoors. we also live in a a tiny apartment with no wear to create a space.shoudl i tri a white sheet over my curtains? or perhaps.. invest in things that remind one of my shop to try and drape around the room. my whole house is very tine and filled with childrens toys except me room. perhaps i can remake the large stuffed chair into a place to model cloting once teh weather turns cold? Could you give peopel liek me who DONT HAVE ANY MONEY ways to do it as well? we'd greatly appreciate it. i knwo i am not the only one. i sometimes have to take one hou rjust to get a decent photo becaus emy camer ais that bad- i evene have totape the battery door shut for it is old. even if i get a new one it will still haveto be in the $80 to $150 range. shoudl i buy a use done? THANKS SOO O MUCH yours, Jeni Juleit of JULIET's CLOSET

    3 years ago

  • MithrilFibers

    MithrilFibers says:

    You made it sound so easy thank you, for the tips!

    3 years ago

  • manyathecat

    manyathecat says:

    Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • MapleStreetPaperCo

    MapleStreetPaperCo says:

    Love the depth of field illustrations!

    3 years ago

  • SallysStitches

    SallysStitches says:

    I'd been trying hard to improve my photographs, this was a big help; THANKS !

    3 years ago

  • jhollywooddesigns

    jhollywooddesigns says:

    Good stuff, thx!

    3 years ago

  • Periwinklesky

    Periwinklesky says:

    Wow! This is the perfect inspiration I needed to improve my photos, Thank you.

    3 years ago

  • mycartouche

    mycartouche says:

    I think I have to get a new camera now..My current one is all automatic.(Casio) When I select macro function it goes to f 3.5 and I can not change it. Thank you very much for your article. It clarified a lot of issues for me. I am ready to experiment;) All the best.

    3 years ago

  • RedBirdMakes

    RedBirdMakes says:

    Wow...i've tried and tried to get my head around apertures to no avail. However I can honestly say that for the first time ever I think I may have cracked it! Thankyou for your ease of explanation, but more so for the images you've chosen to use to explain depth of field. Picturing those birds in the tree has worked wonders...thankyou!!

    3 years ago

  • ArtWiz28

    ArtWiz28 says:

    @ sweeet3jeni : If you can't adjust your range of depth, old camera, cell phone camera. I would suggest taking the picture, at the highest pixellation, at a distance which make the object clear. Then once you download the pic, crop it to just around the intended object. The object will be small in size, but you can adjust the pixellation and picture size in the camera program. Or, invest in a Photoshop type program to allow you to customize your pictures.

    3 years ago

  • BeljaysFeltnArt

    BeljaysFeltnArt says:

    Nice easy explanation. Thanks.

    3 years ago

  • kimsgemz

    kimsgemz says:

    WOW! Love it! Now I want to go and re-shoot my entire shop---AHEM! :) I did not use a tripod but still had excellent results using 5.6. Thanks so much for the photos. The one of the bottle was the one that really motivated me to improve and it worked!

    3 years ago

  • EarthCandycreations

    EarthCandycreations says:

    Technical and creative advice, I now have a better understanding of aperture! T hanks a lot!

    3 years ago

  • vintagebeader

    vintagebeader says:

    I invested in a light box, got it from Maplin electronics in the UK, it includes a small tripod affair and a couple of little spotlights. The objects are lit through a translucent fabric box which gives nice even light. Didn't cost more than £20.00. I only have a point shoot digital camera, but it has a few different settings, close-up seems to be the best, on a high quality setting. I do have Photoshop as well which really helps. There are freeware programs available out there that do most of what photoshop does.

    3 years ago

  • terracatt

    terracatt says:

    Very useful information, thank you!!!

    3 years ago

  • eclecticintuition

    eclecticintuition says:

    This information is fantastic! Thank you

    3 years ago

  • hifiberkits

    hifiberkits says:

    This is amazing. You handled a lot of complicated info in such a clean and helpful manner. I really appreciate you putting this out there for people to explore

    3 years ago

  • imakecutestuff

    imakecutestuff says:

    Thanks everyone! Wow. Such awesome comments! For those who are looking for ways to find an inexpensive camera, you might want to read his article on my blog: http://smallobjectphotography.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-to-find-your-cameras-macro-focus.html - it explains how I purchased my current under $100 point and shoot that I love as much as I love my DSLR :)

    3 years ago

  • imakecutestuff

    imakecutestuff says:

    Oh, and I cannot take credit for that awesome "birds and trees" graphic - it belongs to this awesome blogger: http://audster.wordpress.com/2010/05/05/back-to-basics-part-1-the-aperture/ (which is also a great article on depth of field! :) Sincere thanks to that person for being awesome!

    3 years ago

  • Chiffoniertreasures

    Chiffoniertreasures says:

    Extremely valuable information. Thank you so much.

    3 years ago

  • KINGxACE

    KINGxACE says:

    Thanks for the tips!

    3 years ago

  • GlassDanceBeads

    GlassDanceBeads says:

    Much needed info, thanks!

    3 years ago

  • sureynot

    sureynot says:

    Thank you! You explained it well.

    3 years ago

  • gabriellaevabella

    gabriellaevabella says:

    thanks this helps a lot!

    3 years ago

  • AllSoCute

    AllSoCute says:

    Thank you so much! You are the best!

    3 years ago

  • Charlieandthefox

    Charlieandthefox says:

    This article is amazing, full of excellent advice.

    3 years ago

  • VintageAnything

    VintageAnything says:

    The photography always seemed like the hardest and least fun part of listing. After reading this, I'm excited to see what my camera will do. Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • alexmarcano

    alexmarcano says:

    Great write up!

    3 years ago

  • 2TrickPony

    2TrickPony says:

    excellent! Now I have to find out how to explain this to my camera. :)

    3 years ago

  • MyCandyJars

    MyCandyJars says:

    Great helpful tips! Thankyou!!!

    3 years ago

  • imakecutestuff

    imakecutestuff says:

    Here's a follow up post about point and shoot cameras on the Small Object Photography blog: http://smallobjectphotography.blogspot.com/2011/10/point-and-s.html

    3 years ago

  • Metamorphi

    Metamorphi says:

    This is a fantastic tutorial and the link posted above my comment on "small object photography" is equally useful. I've had a lot of trouble taking photographs of my jewellery, I could never get the "whole thing in focus". I can't wait for a sunnier day so I can have a go taking photos using the information presented here. Thanks!

    3 years ago

  • lilinspirations

    lilinspirations says:

    Great information! Can't wait to try it.

    3 years ago

  • janeseen

    janeseen says:

    My photos are terrible! You've reminded me that I've got some work to do. Thanks...I really DO need help!

    3 years ago

  • HulaGirl1922

    HulaGirl1922 says:

    FABULOUS advice forver ♥ grateful gracias..! xo

    3 years ago

  • hanscreations

    hanscreations says:

    Thanks so much ! I am learning along the way.That's my favorite part getting to take photos of my newly created items.Hoping to catch the eye of a Bride to be :)

    3 years ago

  • EightTreeStreet

    EightTreeStreet says:

    Thanks so much, took some new pics and they do look better, now working on the depth of field.

    3 years ago

  • PruAtelier

    PruAtelier says:

    I cannot tell you how your article has simplified something for me that I always wondered about and I will check back to reread it!! Being camera illiterate, taking pix on a wing and a prayer and merely getting by, I will indeed try those things you mention. Photography was always something I HATED til I got my digicam in '02....now, it's just a necessity....so.....got to practice!

    3 years ago

  • VictoryJewelry

    VictoryJewelry says:

    Thank you for this fantastic advice! It sounds so simple with your explanation. I'm going to go practice this now! :)

    3 years ago

  • irisdesign

    irisdesign says:

    couldn't have said it any better :D

    3 years ago

  • QuirkMuseum

    QuirkMuseum says:

    Very good photo info here. Thanks much Marlo.

    3 years ago

  • carolinabenoit11

    carolinabenoit11 says:

    What an amazing article! So much info and so useful! Thank you so much!!!!

    3 years ago

  • AzaferraJewelry

    AzaferraJewelry says:

    Right on time with this article. I've taken some amazingly sharp and amazingly fuzzy picts lately, and now i know why! Thanks so much!!!!!!

    3 years ago

  • JBMoods

    JBMoods says:

    Very helpful info. I have a lot of work to do.

    3 years ago

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie says:

    Great tips and wonderful photos! Thank you!

    3 years ago

  • TheOldPinkPorch

    TheOldPinkPorch says:

    Great post! Thank you so much! I am going to give your advice a try!!

    3 years ago

  • BetseyDo

    BetseyDo says:

    Love love love this article. It's like having a coach help you study your camera with a training process. Though I don't really like working with a tripod since each piece I sell has different angles that want to be shown (I sell vintage) and I'd be busy moving the tripod while shooting each garment.

    3 years ago

  • chariT

    chariT says:

    Nice~!

    3 years ago

  • Countrysweets

    Countrysweets says:

    Thanks for all the help you offer! Gail at COUNTRY SWEETS

    3 years ago

  • foxpots

    foxpots says:

    Thanks! This is a nice summary and reminder.

    3 years ago

  • GibsonGirlDesigns

    GibsonGirlDesigns says:

    Time for me to get a new camera ;) I have a great excuse this time.

    3 years ago

  • Lissies

    Lissies says:

    Great tips! Thank you! :)

    3 years ago

  • LisasLittleCreations

    LisasLittleCreations says:

    Awesome pics. I can't believe how beautiful they are. Thanks so much for the tips. :)

    3 years ago

  • catiques

    catiques says:

    I absolutely love this article. Beautiful pic. I try hard but looking at this I know I have to keep trying. Thanks

    3 years ago

  • CowgirlThangs

    CowgirlThangs says:

    Thanks so much! This article is very helpful for a beginner like me.

    3 years ago

  • Cloud9Jewels

    Cloud9Jewels says:

    Always appreciate the photogaphy tips!

    3 years ago

  • HogHeavenVintage

    HogHeavenVintage says:

    Excellant information. Very well explained.

    3 years ago

  • cozystudio

    cozystudio says:

    excellent info outstanding of you to share this all

    3 years ago

  • clutterbunny

    clutterbunny says:

    Thank you for the Macro Function tip for Point and Shoot Cameras --- What a difference. I may just be inspired enough to dig out my old instruction manual and actual figure out what all those other buttons are for :-) Thank you-thank you!!!!

    3 years ago

  • missantique

    missantique says:

    what a great tutorial! Thank you !

    3 years ago

  • CaraMiaBella

    CaraMiaBella says:

    Great article! I linked it in my blog http://caramiabella-art.blogspot.com/2012/01/manifesting-success-taking-great-photos.html Thanks for all the info! It helped alot! ..Carrie...

    3 years ago

  • shelleywarnica

    Shelley Warnica from EarthChildArt says:

    Great tips! Thank you so much for making it so simple and easy to understand. I will definitely be playing around more with my camera now.

    1 year ago