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Oct 29, 2006 13:42 |  #1

I hope someone can give me a little advice on how can photograph some 60's album covers.

I recently joined my local photographic society, and they have a digital section that holds AV evenings to a theme.

The next is called A Splash of Colour, and i would like to use this event to post a small slide-show reflecting both the title and my various interests.

I usually photograph birds , plants, insects, so photography indoors is a new experience for me.

I love music so i would like to add a few album cover to show my tastes in music, but any advice on how to take a good pic will be gratefully received.

I have enclosed a quick test photo (hopefully).

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Canon 350D Sigma 105mm macro lens.

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Pic cropped in PS but not much else.

I am very new to photography so please go easy , I'm a birder who is gradually taking a bigger interest in taking better images.

Hope this is the right thread for this topic.

Regards brian.


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Oct 29, 2006 20:14 |  #2

I've not tried to shoot flat artwork before, so don't have a lot of advice. For the image you posted, based on the glare you have on camera left I'd suggest diffusing your light source. Or alternatively you could arrange a few of your favorite albums and shoot them as a still life?


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Oct 30, 2006 15:13 |  #3

Thank for replying Athena, yes i will try diffusing the light source, i will just have to play around a little to see if i can make these flat surfaces more interesting.

regards brian.


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Oct 30, 2006 15:15 |  #4

Ive photographed photographs before so i spose its the same thing.

I always found it was best to do it outside on a very dull day.

You dont get any of the shiny spots like on the top left corner of your album cover.


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Oct 30, 2006 15:29 |  #5

MagicallyDelicious wrote in post #2191616 (external link)
Ive photographed photographs before so i spose its the same thing.

I always found it was best to do it outside on a very dull day.

You don't get any of the shiny spots like on the top left corner of your album cover.

Thanks for that, i was just wondering about trying to find somewhere outside as this is where i normally take photos with a plain background would make them stand out better.

cheers brian.


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Oct 31, 2006 10:32 as a reply to  @ cannylad's post |  #6

I agree about photographing outdoors. You don't need to wait for a dull day. Just do them in open shade. Make sure you pick a spot that is mostly white or grey so the area doesn't affect your colors.

Make sure, first, about the copyright © on the album covers. The fines, and penalties, can be high.


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