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Re: Mushroom Photography Tips [Re: koraks]
    #15968962 - 03/19/12 09:43 PM (2 years, 7 months ago)

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The best way to free your photos of such object is to avoid unwanted objects when you shoot the pics :shrug:




That was a pretty tough shot to get, I was practically crawling closer and closer, standing up for a shot would have spooked him for sure.


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Re: Mushroom Photography Tips [Re: Ran-D]
    #16009087 - 03/28/12 04:08 PM (2 years, 6 months ago)

are macros made for phone cameras?


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Re: Mushroom Photography Tips [Re: kingkey24]
    #16009149 - 03/28/12 04:21 PM (2 years, 6 months ago)

Depends on the phone. Sparkle has argued that nearly all phones with a camera will have macro mode. Mine does, but it's a Samsung Epic 4g so fairly new.


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Re: Mushroom Photography Tips [Re: kingkey24]
    #16009421 - 03/28/12 05:23 PM (2 years, 6 months ago)

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are macros made for phone cameras?





Yes.  Some people put a magnifying lens in front of the phone camera, or shoot through a loupe.


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Re: Mushroom Photography Tips [Re: Alan Rockefeller]
    #16124426 - 04/22/12 04:02 PM (2 years, 5 months ago)

Lately all my photos have been too large to upload on here, even one at a time. Is this because of a setting on my camera?


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Re: Mushroom Photography Tips [Re: Ran-D]
    #16124455 - 04/22/12 04:13 PM (2 years, 5 months ago)

What megapixel are you shooting at? You could get away with bumping it down I'm sure.


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Re: Mushroom Photography Tips [Re: Gravija]
    #16124570 - 04/22/12 04:52 PM (2 years, 5 months ago)

If you crop the photos down a bit that will also decrease the file size. Another option is to change the JPEG settings from very fine to fine, or if you are shooting in RAW format change to very fine JPEG.


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Re: Mushroom Photography Tips [Re: Ran-D]
    #16126933 - 04/23/12 02:39 AM (2 years, 5 months ago)

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How do you guys edit out unwanted objects in photos? I've noticed that being done on here a lot lately..

For instance, how would I get the fence out of these pictures?





I know I'm late giving this suggestion, but if you have access to Photoshop CS5, they did an amazing upgrade to the Spot Healing brush, where if you choose Content Aware Fill you can literally erase your fence line with a sweep of the brush. I had a similar challenge to erase a fence that was in front of a zebra, and this made it so easy. It does all the cloning work for you. This video demonstrates it pretty well.


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Re: Mushroom Photography Tips [Re: Ran-D]
    #16127057 - 04/23/12 03:33 AM (2 years, 5 months ago)

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Lately all my photos have been too large to upload on here, even one at a time. Is this because of a setting on my camera?




I still shoot at the highest settings I can, but I normally resize the images once I am finished editing to 1200x800.

You can resize your shots in a lot of programs, I find Gimp really handy though as it is really versatile with it's editing options.....and it's free!


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Re: Mushroom Photography Tips [Re: Stopwhispering]
    #16183819 - 05/05/12 12:10 AM (2 years, 5 months ago)

Thanks Alan good post!!!


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    #16185482 - 05/05/12 12:24 PM (2 years, 5 months ago)

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Lately all my photos have been too large to upload on here, even one at a time. Is this because of a setting on my camera?




Upload them on MO, then post them here!


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Re: Mushroom Photography Tips [Re: Byrain]
    #16233503 - 05/15/12 05:30 AM (2 years, 5 months ago)

Some quick notes on white balance.

I have noticed many occasions where mushrooms have been hard if not impossible to identify due to pictures taken indoors with traditional incandescent bulbs or "warm white" fluorescent and LED lighting.

The warm temperature of lighting used for domestic purposes is very yellow compared to natural daylight, and usually sits around the 2.7-4000 kelvin mark. We use this temperature range in houses because it is less harsh and makes a home look more inviting/warm.  The downside is that it makes for terrible photographs where the camera is not adjusted accordingly.

There are two ways to negate this problem, either set your camera's white balance to "tungsten" if you are able to, or light it with a more naturaly coloured light source (Either a higher temperature bulb close to 6500 kelvin, or ideally the sun).

If you are using a camera that allows you to choose your white balance setting you should do so as often as possible and ignore the auto setting. White balance can be fixed after the shot, and paticularily well if you are shooting in RAW format, it is normally easier to just get it right from the beginning though.

Example from my own photography.



Incorrect colour - Full auto, with flash.




Getting closer - No flash, long exposure, and "cloudy" setting for white balance.




The best I could get was still not how I saw the mushroom in daylight with this angle.

Here is the actual colour of the pore surface:




This photo was shot was the same settings as the last, and in addition some minor adjustments in Gimp which brought it to exactly the colour I saw.

The example I have given is probably only a good reference to taking more appealing photos, rather than one that accurately shows how poor white balance can throw off colours enough to make ID impossible. I have noticed this mostly occurs with camera phone shots taken under a traditional style lightbulb. I will take some shots and update this in the next day or so to highlight what I am talking about.

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Re: Mushroom Photography Tips [Re: Stopwhispering]
    #16356435 - 06/09/12 04:12 PM (2 years, 4 months ago)

This may be answered elsewhere but I am still learning all this stuff. Is it possible to upload to either this site or one of the image hosters directly from the iPhone or do I have to put them on a computer first? Thx in advance


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Re: Mushroom Photography Tips [Re: Jondspops]
    #16356446 - 06/09/12 04:14 PM (2 years, 4 months ago)

You can email from an iphone to a photobucket account, then include the images in your posts here.  Photobucket gives you an email address that includes a PIN, you just send the email and they go into your account.


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Re: Mushroom Photography Tips [Re: Alan Rockefeller]
    #16356506 - 06/09/12 04:26 PM (2 years, 4 months ago)

There is so many different kinds of mushrooms out there i dont know where to start, but i strive to know more thanks for the tips though


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Re: Mushroom Photography Tips [Re: birdbrain92]
    #16358628 - 06/10/12 12:15 AM (2 years, 4 months ago)

Yea makes sense. Didn't even think about emailing them. Thanks!


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Re: Mushroom Photography Tips [Re: Alan Rockefeller]
    #16364533 - 06/11/12 06:59 AM (2 years, 4 months ago)

I want to buy some new lens for my camera, can anyone suggest a good macro lens for under £300??? I have a canon EOS 1100D.

I also want to buy a zoom lens and I've noticed that some zoom lens also offer macro (at less than a 1:1) at certain focal lengths- are these worth buying? Sigma and Tamron both make cheap lens offfering this for under £150.


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Re: Mushroom Photography Tips [Re: hungrygoldfish]
    #16364538 - 06/11/12 07:01 AM (2 years, 4 months ago)

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I want to buy some new lens for my camera, can anyone suggest a good macro lens for under £300??? I have a canon EOS 1100D.

I also want to buy a zoom lens and I've noticed that some zoom lens also offer macro (at less than a 1:1) at certain focal lengths- are these worth buying? Sigma and Tamron both make cheap lens offfering this for under £150.




Have you tried using reversing rings on whichever lens you have, I have not tried them but I hear they work brilliantly well and are very affordable.


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Re: Mushroom Photography Tips [Re: Stopwhispering]
    #16364564 - 06/11/12 07:21 AM (2 years, 4 months ago)

I bought one but it was the wrong size- I should have checked first!

What I actually want is Canon MP-E but the price is just silly.


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Re: Mushroom Photography Tips [Re: hungrygoldfish]
    #16364565 - 06/11/12 07:23 AM (2 years, 4 months ago)

This is the one I use it is an excellent lens, but still a bit above your price range.

I am not really sure how the cheaper macro lenses fair tbh. They could be quite good I just don't know.


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