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Old 02-15-2017, 06:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I am using a Canon EOS 600D and am completely at a loss. I want to take pictures of pens and wish to know how to set the camera. I am unable to follow the manual instructions.
Simple instructions for a non photographer will be appreciated.
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Hi Stephen,

Couple of questions first: Do you have a tripod? Do you have any lighting other than the pop-up flash?
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Also what lens do you have on the camera?
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Hi Stephen,

Couple of questions first: Do you have a tripod? Do you have any lighting other than the pop-up flash?
Yes, I have a tripod and wish to use indirect daylight. I wish to know the settings for quality photos and how to set the camera up.
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Also what lens do you have on the camera?
The lens: Canon zoom lens EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS II 58mm.
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Here is a link to a great thread over on FPN that I have been following lately.

Offering Photography Advice - Pictures & Pen Photography - The Fountain Pen Network
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Thanks Darrin,
Great information. I will spend time to read them all.
Thanks again
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Hi Stephen,

Couple of questions first: Do you have a tripod? Do you have any lighting other than the pop-up flash?
Yes, I have a tripod and wish to use indirect daylight. I wish to know the settings for quality photos and how to set the camera up.
Thanks
Stephen
I have the same camera you own ....
Your camera is a programmable camera ,,,,, the only way to walk you through what you need to know is to re-write the manual .

You don't have a choice ,, if you wish to ever switch the camera from auto to manual mode you are going to have to study the operators manual....

When I shoot in manual mode
I set my white balance first
Then my ISO
The my F stops or Apature
Then my shutter speed

Your white balance will be the sunny day .
Your ISO will be set at 100
your f stop at f 9 to f 11.
try 1/160th and above on the shutter speed .

don't know why you got the thought the manual is to complex for you to understand , but in the photography world its sink or swim .
Without the knowledge of knowing how to set your camera your chances of producing a good photo of a pen is low .....

There is tons of videos on line teaching people how to set their cameras .
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...tube&FORM=VDRE

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Hi Stephen,

Couple of questions first: Do you have a tripod? Do you have any lighting other than the pop-up flash?
Yes, I have a tripod and wish to use indirect daylight. I wish to know the settings for quality photos and how to set the camera up.
Thanks
Stephen
I have the same camera you own ....
Your camera is a programmable camera ,,,,, the only way to walk you through what you need to know is to re-write the manual .

You don't have a choice ,, if you wish to ever switch the camera from auto to manual mode you are going to have to study the operators manual....

When I shoot in manual mode
I set my white balance first
Then my ISO
The my F stops or Apature
Then my shutter speed

Your white balance will be the sunny day .
Your ISO will be set at 100
your f stop at f 9 to f 11.
try 1/160th and above on the shutter speed .

don't know why you got the thought the manual is to complex for you to understand , but in the photography world its sink or swim .
Without the knowledge of knowing how to set your camera your chances of producing a good photo of a pen is low .....

There is tons of videos on line teaching people how to set their cameras .
https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...tube&FORM=VDRE
Thanks. Looks like I have read the manual to better understand and follow your instructions.
Thanks again.
Stephen
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There is after market manuals
They are more like a book.

You could join a photography club .

Pens are not the easy to get professional photos
https://www.amazon.com/Canon-EOS-Reb...anon+t3i+books

I have this book and think the book is ok .
https://www.amazon.com/Canon-EOS-Reb...anon+t3i+books
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