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Old 06-16-2011, 11:44
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Default Re: Question About Taking Pictures In the Bright Sunlight...

Originally Posted by brezzamagoo View Post
I did this in photoshop by using the polygonal lasso tool to cut out the elephant (copy and paste cut out to new layer) and then adjusting the brightness on the bottom layer to make background white and then slightly adjusting the brightness of the 'cut out' layer.

Not sure if that helps or not.
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Old 06-16-2011, 11:50
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Default Re: Question About Taking Pictures In the Bright Sunlight...

I haven't read through the posts so this might be a repeat. I don't take them in the direct sunlight because they are too bright. I take mine inside by my front window where there is a nice natural light (not in the direct sunlight though). I change my camera settings so that they pictures turn out just right. I am not sure what camera you have so I don't know how you would change it.

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Default Re: Question About Taking Pictures In the Bright Sunlight...

A white background can be difficult too because white will reflect a lot of light back to the camera, possibly causing under exposure.

Try experimenting with some other background colors- light blue, black, even a pink, depending on the color of the object. I like to select the highest contrast background color so that the bow stands out. It also gives me the option to photoshop the background out if I want.
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I know a lot of people do the barnboard floor too
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