- Canon PowerShot S3 IS
- 6.0 mega pixels
- 12X optical zoom
I take my pictures on the Automatic setting, I turn Macro ON. Here is where it gets funny since I don't know what I'm doing!! I stand back and zoom the object in until it says 35 in - 00. Then when it's clear and the size I want I take the picture! I rarely use the flash on my pictures for the blog.For my cards I have a really professional set up, I'm sure you all won't be impressed!! Ready?!
LOL! It's two pieces of white cardboard that I prop up at a right angle. I arrange my card with any prop I have laying on my heap of a desk that might be related. I stand 8-10 feet back, turn Macro ON, zoom the object in until it says 35 in - 00 and take the picture! I do not use a flash since I have an overhead light above my fancy *light box.*
I do take my photos into Microsoft Digital Image Pro 10 and do some very basic things.
- click *improve exposure and brightness* button
- click *improve color balance* button
- click *crop* button
- click *straighten picture feature* under Format section if needed
- add my transparent watermark image to photo
I play these by ear since I sometimes don't like their version of improved exposure and brighness and/or color balance. I do always crop though....I especially like to do this with the flowers.....a whole plant is just dandy....but I find the extreme beauty in the single bloom.
So...I hope this mindless rambling has helped answer some of the questions. I'm feeling pretty silly about what I DON'T know about photography. There is SO much more to learn about my camera and the photo editing program. I tell myself I want to learn....but until I find that treasure-trove of TIME that I'm missing.....I'll settle for this!!!