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Old 02-22-2017, 06:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by farmer View Post
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

I have this book and think the book is ok .
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Old 02-22-2017, 08:14 PM   #12 (permalink)
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DIY your own small light box. Use the auto on the choice for shutter/aperature selector and shoot away. Plenty of YouTube vids on how to use your camera settings. Not necessarily an easy two sentence answer.
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:22 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Camera settings: A pen is a stationary object, so shutter speed is not particularly important. But you do want maximum depth of field (i.e. the amount in focus), to make sure that you capture the entire pen. Set the camera to aperture priority mode (on Canons, this is the "Av" setting) and set the aperture to f/16. Use a tripod and a shutter release cable; if you don't have a shutter cable, set the timer to 2 seconds to help eliminate camera shake. The camera will select the appropriate shutter speed. Canons also have native ISO of 160, so I usually set my ISO there. If your subject is still coming out too dark, try bumping it up to 320 or 400.

Lighting: As was previously suggested, a lightbox is a great idea. If your using the pop-up flash, you can also try shooting with a piece of white tissue paper covering or just in front of the flash, to knock down shadows. The ideal setup is to use the pop-up to trigger an off-camera flash, but I don't know if the 600D can control a slave flash with IR .

If you shoot in RAW, white balance (i.e. color cast) won't be an issue as you can always adjust it in post. If not, follow the instructions in the camera manual to set a CUSTOM white balance. This usually involves placing a white object or sheet of paper in your first photo and letting the camera register off of that.
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