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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #6500 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 06:25:50 »
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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #6501 on: Mon, 26 March 2018, 10:17:16 »
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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #6502 on: Wed, 28 March 2018, 05:07:30 »
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did you dremel the caps to fit the trackpoint?

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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #6503 on: Wed, 28 March 2018, 11:12:07 »
What are all of you using for camera equipment to capture these images?  Just curious on outlay on body/glass needed to get the high level of pics I have seen in this thread.
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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #6504 on: Wed, 28 March 2018, 19:44:08 »
did you dremel the caps to fit the trackpoint?

I tried using a dremel before but caps are way too small to do so accurately without more precise equipment. So I just clip with a flush jewelry cutter and file with semi-circular and round needle files until the fit is right. It's a good idea to practice on some blanks to get a reference point (unless you use OEM caps, in which case you can use the default keycaps for reference). Then do the cut and filing on whatever caps you have. I used black and white cherry doubleshots since they were easy to find and cheap.

What are all of you using for camera equipment to capture these images?  Just curious on outlay on body/glass needed to get the high level of pics I have seen in this thread.

I'm a photography newbie, but grabbed a super cheap bundle that included a Canon T5i body and kit lens on ebay for under $300. The keyboard photos I posted were taken with a 40mm fixed pancake lens. Any artisan macros are done with that lens and some kenko extension tubes, and color corrected in adobe lightroom using a white balance card.
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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #6505 on: Wed, 28 March 2018, 21:03:12 »
In my experience, the shooting environment is more important than the camera gear. Especially these days when high mega-pixel cameras are the norm on everyone's smartphone. The biggest impediment today to getting a great photographic image is not being in control of the lighting, and perhaps more importantly, not knowing what the best lighting environment ought to be to begin with. Photography is referred to as "the art of painting with light" for a reason.

So before you rush out to buy hundreds of $$$ of new camera equipment, first learn how to properly light your subject (i.e., your keyboard), and then figure out how to control your shooting environment to give you the lighting you need. You will probably find that your money is better spent on lights, reflectors, and diffusion materials rather than a new camera, lenses, and filters.

And it wouldn't hurt to master the concept of white balance too...  :thumb:

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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #6506 on: Mon, 02 April 2018, 19:11:24 »
In my experience, the shooting environment is more important than the camera gear. Especially these days when high mega-pixel cameras are the norm on everyone's smartphone. The biggest impediment today to getting a great photographic image is not being in control of the lighting, and perhaps more importantly, not knowing what the best lighting environment ought to be to begin with. Photography is referred to as "the art of painting with light" for a reason.

So before you rush out to buy hundreds of $$$ of new camera equipment, first learn how to properly light your subject (i.e., your keyboard), and then figure out how to control your shooting environment to give you the lighting you need. You will probably find that your money is better spent on lights, reflectors, and diffusion materials rather than a new camera, lenses, and filters.

And it wouldn't hurt to master the concept of white balance too...  :thumb:

I agree with the lighting comments.

Go as far as you can go with the equipment you have on hand, which is really quite far.

My suggestions, if you're genuinely interested in getting better, is google DIY Lightbox and get a feel for bouncing and diffusing light. You can get spectacular images with a smart phone, some cardboard, paper and a couple of $5 clamp lights.


  

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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #6507 on: Tue, 03 April 2018, 20:54:55 »
Love this Piccolo  :)

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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #6510 on: Thu, 05 April 2018, 07:27:49 »
Love this Piccolo  :)

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brilliant shoot bro!

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« Reply #6512 on: Thu, 05 April 2018, 17:49:53 »
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« Reply #6513 on: Thu, 05 April 2018, 21:49:35 »
brilliant shoot bro!

thanks buddy! ;D
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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
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naj clacks bro, also dig the 60% love

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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #6516 on: Sun, 08 April 2018, 04:55:01 »
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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #6517 on: Sun, 08 April 2018, 21:23:35 »
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Ooh, those are cool
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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #6518 on: Mon, 09 April 2018, 12:09:14 »
Ooh, those are cool

Ya, few of my favorite keyngs! Thanks :)
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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #6519 on: Wed, 11 April 2018, 23:43:55 »
Time for a little more 7bit  :D




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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #6520 on: Thu, 12 April 2018, 12:14:43 »
Very cool.

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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #6521 on: Fri, 13 April 2018, 09:02:00 »

Really happy with how well they match :p

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« Reply #6522 on: Sat, 14 April 2018, 20:03:38 »
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Really happy with how well they match :p

Nice.
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« Reply #6523 on: Sat, 14 April 2018, 20:10:23 »

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« Reply #6524 on: Sat, 14 April 2018, 20:34:41 »
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« Reply #6525 on: Sat, 14 April 2018, 21:28:39 »
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Quite a nice pair.  Great pic!

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« Reply #6526 on: Sat, 14 April 2018, 21:30:04 »
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oh em gee, this is why I covet GMK Miami Nights. Board on the right deserves an ortho- full-size treatment. What is it? I have found a source for inspiration for my next ground-up custom.

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« Reply #6527 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 02:23:12 »
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oh em gee, this is why I covet GMK Miami Nights. Board on the right deserves an ortho- full-size treatment. What is it? I have found a source for inspiration for my next ground-up custom.

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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #6528 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 06:22:44 »
Some shots of Canoe with GMK 9009. Build it last night.
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Re: Keycap & Keyboard Photography
« Reply #6529 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 20:10:33 »
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« Reply #6530 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 21:52:26 »
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« Reply #6531 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 22:11:28 »
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can u take a photo with none of it in focus

I'd imagine she can. She's pretty good with a camera

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« Reply #6532 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 23:48:35 »
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can u take a photo with none of it in focus

I actually have a photograph I want to share with you:



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can u take a photo with none of it in focus

I actually have a photograph I want to share with you:

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Better?

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« Reply #6534 on: Mon, 16 April 2018, 01:09:11 »
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that rose gold color is nice
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« Reply #6537 on: Mon, 16 April 2018, 12:29:02 »
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Better?

Getting there, still a little too much definition

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« Reply #6538 on: Mon, 16 April 2018, 12:48:47 »
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Great pics! You are so skilled at photography  :-*

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« Reply #6539 on: Mon, 16 April 2018, 16:53:37 »
And some more keyboard-themed moody abstraction