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    Default step by step... step by step

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    Last edited by scotfly; 02-06-2013 at 09:18 PM.
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    Excellent step by step scotfly! Well done.

    One question, is blue the best colour to use as a background?

    Brennan

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    I think so. I have tried other colours but blue has been the best for me.
    Also if you look round the web most of the fly pictures are taken with a blue back ground.
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    Flippin Heck Scotfly.

    You have taken it to another level.

    Absolute quality. I must admit I love your set-up all you need is your know what and your sorted. I wish I had one similar, but due to having a beautiful 2yr old daughter, it does not warrant getting her fingers stuck on superglue, or even worse harpooning herself on many of the sharp objects found in my tying kit.

    Thanks for that

    The Kyp
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    Thank you Kyp.
    Don't worry about your daughter, glue and sharp objects, I found with my kids.. superglue them to the table, stick a few needles and hooks in them and they soon learn, daddies fly tying room is out of bounds To this day they still break out in a cold sweat when they walk past my room
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    Quote Originally Posted by scotfly
    Thank you Kyp.
    Don't worry about your daughter, glue and sharp objects, I found with my kids.. superglue them to the table, stick a few needles and hooks in them and they soon learn, daddies fly tying room is out of bounds To this day they still break out in a cold sweat when they walk past my room
    I am on it. Consider it done. Although working for a Statuary Agency I may have inquiries going on! Best to wait till she understands tools, vice and materials are expensive.

    If she doesn't then my wife and I are on a SKI (Spending the Kids Inheritance) Holiday
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    Scotfly,

    What is the "white balance" setting you use for the "daylight" bulb?

    Do you include the web address of the photo in the different steps in the Word document? I cant tell by the tiny print in the Word document.
    Last edited by flytire; 19-11-2006 at 10:42 AM.
    Poor quality materials and tools are destined to discourage beginner tiers and cause greater expense when the time comes to replace them.

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    Excellent 'How to' Scotfly.

    If you want a little pointer on the phography then there are only 2 minor problems with your current set up.

    The first is the lack of light from underneath the fly. This causes a shadow on some of your shots. You can fix this very easily by adding a bit of reflective material out of view under the fly. Sometimes a bit of white paper is all you need. Angle it so that the light from the lamp is pointed back to the base of the fly. I see you have a reflector in your vice anway, try repositioning that.

    The other issue is you don't have all of the fly in focus on some shots. Try to increase your depth of field. Increase your f number untill you get all of the fly nice and sharp. This will make it stand out more from the background. If you can't increase the depth of field, then move away. The depth of field increases as you get further from your subject.

    However, the main reason for these shots is to explain how to tie flies and they do that excellently. Well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flytire
    What is the "white balance" setting you use for the "daylight" bulb?
    The white balance is set manually. On my camera(fuji s7000) I set the dial to p then using the menu button select WB I then hold a white card in front of the camera using the same light source that I will be taking the picture in and press the shutter button to set it. If your camera has manual WB you will need to consult your user manual for instructions on how to set it.

    Quote Originally Posted by flytire
    Do you include the web address of the photo in the different steps in the Word document? I cant tell by the tiny print in the Word document.
    I use the image(img) link for the picture. In the picture bellow the link is..

    [IMG]http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g8/scotfly/Image1.jpg[/IMG ] but without the space at the end between the G and the last square bracket.




    Quote Originally Posted by guinea
    The first is the lack of light from underneath the fly. This causes a shadow on some of your shots. You can fix this very easily by adding a bit of reflective material out of view under the fly. Sometimes a bit of white paper is all you need. Angle it so that the light from the lamp is pointed back to the base of the fly. I see you have a reflector in your vice anway, try repositioning that.
    I have tried another light underneath but it got in the way too much, never thought of a reflector though will definitely try that, thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by guinea
    The other issue is you don't have all of the fly in focus on some shots. Try to increase your depth of field. Increase your f number untill you get all of the fly nice and sharp. This will make it stand out more from the background. If you can't increase the depth of field, then move away. The depth of field increases as you get further from your subject.
    I will try altering the f number and see if I can improve the overall focus, thank you again.
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    I think my desk needs tidying....






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