Thursday, July 10, 2008

I've Discovered Macro

Well this may not be news to anyone but me (and Mr. Truck) but my camera has something called macro. Who knew? I've been trying to figure out how other people take such beautiful pictures of their knitting and so I've been browsing around Ravelry looking for threads on photography. In my travels, can't really remember where, I found out that Jared Flood aka brooklyntweed was going to be interviewed on the podcast sticksandstrings. Now I love brooklyntweeds pictures, probably even more than his knitting so I listened to the podcast and I discovered macro. Now I have no idea what exactly it is or why it's called macro but I found it on my camera and it helps with the close ups and look how much better my pictures look.






These are my monkey socks and it was just a quick shot as soon as I figured out where that macro was. I will get better at this but can't talk too much now, I'm off to adjust the white on my camera.

4 comments:

Anna said...

It worked - the socks look great! I love the macro setting, even though I didn't know what it was called for ages. I also really hate the flash for photographing knitting, but I've yet to find a good substitute at night time.

Kimberly said...

Socks look great! I love my 35mm but having to wait for pics does slow me down. Guess I'll have to learn how to use Husband's digital.

mmorrison47@gmail.com said...

Your Monkeys look great. I have a new camera and have much to learn. You gave me an idea of where to look to learn about photographing my socks!

Marie said...

Great pics! Love that red.

The Macro button does wonders for our knits. I use it all the time. I also like to adjust the light intake. Look to see if your camera will allow it. It makes a difference.