23 de septiembre de 2022

Photographing Moths: What I've Tried and Comments On The Results

Photographing in daylight
Camera: Canon Rebel T7i
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55 mm
Flash: Built-in
Diffuser: A sheet of white foam plastic with a layer of paper towel on each side. Hand held near the
front of the lens, tilted forward at about a 45-degree angle.
Other illumination: Indirect sunlight
Camera settings: Manual mode, ISO 100, f/16-22, flash power for best exposure
Comments: This setup has produced the highest resolution photos so far. There are still some
unwanted reflections, so improvement of the diffuser is needed. Affixing the diffuser to the camera
or lens would be helpful.

Camera: Canon XS 740 HS (point-and-shoot)
Flash: Not used
Diffuser: A section of a translucent plastic powdered coffee creamer bottle.
Camera settings: Aperture or Shutter Priority
Comments: The diffuser is placed over the subject and the camera placed on the upper end of the
diffuser. This serves to stabilize the camera so low shutter speeds can be used in Aperture Priority.
This method has produced acceptable results, but resolution is not as good as with the method
described above.

This journal entry is a work in progress. I'll be adding information on using a cell phone for daylight photos and a DSLR and point-and-shoot camera for in situ night photos.

Ingresado el 23 de septiembre de 2022 por jacobsonre jacobsonre | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario


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