Most used stuff:
AT72ED, 10" custom Newt, Baader Maxbright BV,
Canon 1D & 70-200 1:4L, Pentax 8x40 PCF WP2
André Vaillancourt Visual observer only since 1974 Skyshed POD / C14 HD 355/3910mm / CGE pro Lunt LS152 152/900mm solar / CGEM DX Celestron C80 80/600mm LS50Ha solar filter Ile Perrot, Québec, Canada / 53 years old / red zone SQM 19
Quote:Howard, funny, I've been unhappy with the lack of dynamic range in my scans, and figured photographing them would be a great alternative. Before trying to remedy your problem I'll ask a few questions. What camera? Are you using flash? What lens, or if it's a compact camera what zoom setting? I'm envisioning a setup for myself that includes a soft box with a vertical clipboard against the rear inner wall, and a tripod mounted dslr with a 200mm lens. No flash.
Automatic doors make me feel like a Jedi.
PCW Memorial Observatory
Quote:For me daylight is by far the best lighting source. Indirect lighting however is also good indoors . Make sure you use full spectrum bulbs. Ill tell you my published drawings look AWFUL compared to the finished pieces. I haven't yet found a suitable way of reproducing it well online. My iPhone is about as good as my dslr and that's just wrong.I lose a lot of finesse in the reduced drawings. I'm still bugged by that.Pete