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Old 10-08-2012, 11:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default What's the best way to take a picture of an auto/ball to sell on ebay?

I'm trying to sell a few, but I just can't get them to look good with my digital cam. Anyone list a bunch of them? What do you do?

As a bonus, whoever shares with me will never be reported again by me again, despite what my signature says
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I usually use a camera.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I usually use a camera.
Derrrrrr. Thanks buddy
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Don't use your flash. Use lighting other than your camera.

If you do use the flash, stand a bit farther away.
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Don't use your flash. Use lighting other than your camera.

If you do use the flash, stand a bit farther away.
Thank you..that's along the lines of what I was looking for.

Anyone else have any suggestions?
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Get a picture close to a window during the day so you get the best lighting.
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Remember to point the camera at the thing you want to take a picture of and not at yourself.

Also, do not eat the camera.
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first i would change you avatar, and then ummm yeah.
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Find a dark color towel/sheet something like that for a background.

If you have a small tripod, use it, some small ones can be found for about 5 bucks at Dollar General or some other discount store(think about 12" tall)

If you don't want to do the tripod, get a stack of books to steady the camera.

Place the ball on the towel and prop the towel up so that you have a bottom and a 'wall' behind the ball.

If you don't have lights, take the pictures during the day, and in direct sunlight.

Set your camera to macro and turn the flash off.

Don't zoom in, move the camera closer, unless you have a really good camera. The zoom will blur the picture on cheaper cameras.

Steady the camera on the books or tripod, and don't let it shake at all.

Take your pictures, Voila!

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Find a dark color towel/sheet something like that for a background.

If you have a small tripod, use it, some small ones can be found for about 5 bucks at Dollar General or some other discount store(think about 12" tall)

If you don't want to do the tripod, get a stack of books to steady the camera.

Place the ball on the towel and prop the towel up so that you have a bottom and a 'wall' behind the ball.

If you don't have lights, take the pictures during the day, and in direct sunlight.

Set your camera to macro and turn the flash off.

Don't zoom in, move the camera closer, unless you have a really good camera. The zoom will blur the picture on cheaper cameras.

Steady the camera on the books or tripod, and don't let it shake at all.

Take your pictures, Voila!

I expect to be 'report' free for at least 15 years for this information and for you to bully anyone that does report me.
Great. This is just perfect. You sir are a good man and earn a hearty and a report-free existence for life.
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Great. This is just perfect. You sir are a good man and earn a hearty and a report-free existence for life.
I just reported both of you! Too bad this prize was not awarded based on a true random.
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You're just pissy because your Ichiro video wasn't as good as your used to
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You're just pissy because your Ichiro video wasn't as good as your used to
I just reported you for calling me pissy!

EDIT: My phone was almost dead. I wonder if that is why it was so weird in the beginning - that odd blurring.
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That was a typo...
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When I do list oddball items that cannot be scanned I use a high res camera. I put the item on either a sheet or blanket that is black for a backdrop and I take atleast 5 or 6 pictures from different angles. And then scan the COA.
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That was a typo...
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You should ask that Imac guy I'm sure he would know he does know everything after all.
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You should ask that Imac guy I'm sure he would know he does know everything after all.
I would quote this for my sig line, but...
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I would quote this for my sig line, but...
No need to for me to use the word "but"

Willy V, get a chick in a bikini hold the ball, kind of like this seller has done with some auto'd FB jerseys.

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No need to for me to use the word "but"

Willy V, get a chick in a bikini hold the ball, kind of like this seller has done with some auto'd FB jerseys.

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That's hilarious. I thought you were joking.
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i think you should ask a certain member from florida.... he seems to know it all
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No need to for me to use the word "but"

Willy V, get a chick in a bikini hold the ball, kind of like this seller has done with some auto'd FB jerseys.

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No need to for me to use the word "but"

Willy V, get a chick in a bikini hold the ball, kind of like this seller has done with some auto'd FB jerseys.

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I believe I need to visit the rest room for a few minutes...
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looks like you have already gotten all the good advice you need.

When taking photos of memorabilia I always try to use as much natural lighting as possible. No better lighting than a few close by windows.
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looks like you have already gotten all the good advice you need.

When taking photos of memorabilia I always try to use as much natural lighting as possible. No better lighting than a few close by windows.
Yes, I definitely have gotten some great advice (from an admittedly stupid/basic question). THe only problem is it's a pretty dreary day here and my apartment doesn't have the best natural light to start with.

I will deal though. Thanks to all...now to just get me some bikini models!
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