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Picture taking,hosting and posting Q's

Postby Bluish » Sat May 14, 2016 8:49 am

My computer died and will be starting from scratch with hosting and posting pics. I would appreciate any tips on the best way to host and post to foruns and maybe facebook.
Any tips for indoor picture taking. When i use an artificial light there is a beam of brightness across the skinks that is annoying. Outside pics are out for the near future.
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Re: Picture taking,hosting and posting Q's

Postby Dakota » Sat May 14, 2016 10:50 am

When you upload to Facebook, your pictures are automatically hosted by CDN.net. If you do not like direct upload, or prefer to choose your own hosting site, Facebook does offer large "previews" of images hosted by Flickr and a few other sites. Otherwise, I really like using Photobucket — no particular reason. ;-) You can't link the IMG URL to actually show up photos like it would on forums for most hosting sites, but Flickr seems to be the exception.

As far as taking indoor photos, I usually take them beside an opened window on a sunny day — not necessarily direct light, though. I hate taking indoor photos, unless I have additional lighting, so I tend to avoid it unless just for shi**s and giggles. Outside photos, I've learned, is not exactly just taking them outside and snapping a photo, either. Try shooting for around 12 PM in the evening. If the shadows are long, the scales on the skinks are very defined — it ruins that "shiny" look that looks appealing. If the sun is not directly above, face the skink opposite of the sun. Meaning the skink is in view of the sun, but the sun is behind you. I think that makes sense? It is kind of hard to explain it, but location of the sun and positioning of the skink in relation to the sun are important factors to get decent photos outside in my experience. I'm not an expert photographer, but I have taken thousands of photos of my skinks over the years. :-)
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Re: Picture taking,hosting and posting Q's

Postby Bluish » Sat May 14, 2016 5:39 pm

Thanks Dakota!
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Re: Picture taking,hosting and posting Q's

Postby Dakota » Sun May 15, 2016 2:51 am

Dom, maybe slightly off topic, but could you tell me how you shot those photos in your recent Merauke thread? Like I said before, I've never been a fan of indoor photography, but those are superlative. I love the white contrasting against the substrate. It really makes the animals' colors pop out. Were you under some time of "white" light or near a window? A poster board underneath the container you had them in?

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Re: Picture taking,hosting and posting Q's

Postby Bluish » Sun May 15, 2016 5:19 am

I took those pics with my Samsung S tablet. It takes WAY better close up pics than my panasonic lumix camera which is considered a pretty good point and shoot. The tablet takes sharper pics with much truer color rendition than the panasonic indoors. Easier to get close ups than with the panasonic also. The pics were taken next to a window but it takes very good ones in artificial/low light with the flash. I put the tub on a white blanket to lessen the visual distraction of objects outside of the focal point (tub and skinks).
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