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James Fox




Location: Apex, NC
Joined: 01 Mar 2004

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PostPosted: Mon 01 Mar, 2004 2:26 pm    Post subject: Questions on sword photography         Reply with quote

I have been looking through this site for tips from Nathan on how he gets these spectacular sword photographs, and have found lots of great information.
I was just sort of wondering what type of equipment people are using for their sword photos, and what their experiences are, in respect to sword pictures only?
Something like this:
Camera - Canon elph S110 2 megapixel
Cost - about $250 nowadays
Strengths - outdoor pictures in real sunlight without flash from about 2 feet back are acceptable; saturates colors to look better than real life
Problems - indoor pictures need lots of light; does not do close-ups very well, the photographer, not macro lens..

Reason for this is that, as Nathan and others have shown on this board, sword photography is an art in itself that I would like to improve in, and continue to admire. That is basically why I started visiting myArmoury, and why I keep coming back.

I have noticed that Nathan's desktop backgrounds are responsible for shifting my tastes away from chinese / japanese swords and more into European swords. With this has come an interest in the history, and the articles on this site.. The term "gateway drug" pops into mind..
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PostPosted: Tue 02 Mar, 2004 10:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Questions on sword photography         Reply with quote

Thank you so much for those kind words. I put together this page with some info and suggestions on taking some pictures. It's not very extensive, but there's a few pointers there.
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James Fox




Location: Apex, NC
Joined: 01 Mar 2004

Posts: 3

PostPosted: Wed 03 Mar, 2004 5:46 am    Post subject: thats great stuff         Reply with quote

Thats great stuff.. I was also interested in what kind of camera is used, and what you think of it.
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