I want to see individual threads.
December 13, 2008 9:42 AM Subscribe
Photography tips, please: I'm photographing some flat but textured textile art, and want to capture the texture in as much detail as possible. And I don't so much know what I'm doing.
posted by doift to Media & Arts (14 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I want to be able to zoom in to the finished photo and clearly see individual threads. I'm using a Canon S60
. Right now I have it set on a tripod, parallel to and about two feet away from the textile piece- any closer and not all of the 18x22 inch piece is in frame. Light is the overhead room fluroescent light plus a worklight near the tripod. So far my best results have come from just letting Auto Focus do its thing, but I suspect it could be better. The instructions in the camera's manual for Manual Focus are unhelpful; I get as far as "adjust the arrows until the image appears focused," but no matter where I adjust it, the LCD screen looks exactly the same level of grainy.
Assuming I know very little about photography, what are some techniques (or links to resources where I can read about techniques) I can use?