HNW - Museum photography
Carolyn Kayta Barrows
kayta at slip.net
Mon Sep 21 17:42:50 PDT 1998
Donna Kenton writes, in a message sent 02:09 PM 9/21/98 -0400:
>>I used to have extender rings for my 35mm SLR camera.
>Yes, they are ring things that you screw onto the lens. My photo shop
>called them magnifying filters, because that's what they do. <grin>
And here I had been thinking that filters had glass in them...
>You're right about the pictures having a "yellow" cast. Taking notes about
>the color is a good idea.
Taking my own colour notes allows for the fact that Fuji film and Kodak
film print slightly differently. But then, if all I am doing is counting
threads with a photo, or recording seam lines and shape, the colour doesn't
matter as much.
>Unless I used a tripod, I haven't had much luck with low-light conditions.
>Your mileage may vary.
Try bracing the end of the lens right on the glass case, if they let you.
I have also been known to squat down and use my knee for the third 'leg' of
a tripod. Sometimes I lean against a wall. Or there's the old standby of
taking a breath and letting it halfway out then pushing the shutter button.
I had forgotten about the cable release to cut down on jiggling. (When my
camera bag got stolen the cable release and the extender rings were in it.
I was someplace else at the time carrying my camera so I still have that.)
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