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HOW TO TAKE A GOOD PICTURE by vonBorowsky HOW TO TAKE A GOOD PICTURE by vonBorowsky
This is my first tutorial. It explains how to take a good photo using simple tools. The english is not that good, but I think you can understand. Questions / suggestions in the comments.

I did this because several times I could not see some sculpture right because the pictures were not good, and is not difficult to take reasonable pictures.

It is no way professional.

This is the way I took ALL my pictures, i just changed the white fabric for a white paper =)

Example of a picture taken with this technique


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PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF MY TUTORIAL HELPED YOU =D
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BokoBokoBoo Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! You're cool!!! TTvTT *glad*
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vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are welcome n.n
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Latoyia Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist
What clay do you use for your sculptures?
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vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Cold porcelain
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CoolTreeko Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
which clay recipe did you use for this? the clay recipes I make always crack.
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vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I preffer to buy it instead of making it.
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CoolTreeko Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
oh, okay. thanks for replying! ^^
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vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your welcome! I just tried to make it once. But maybe try to mix more glue? Or maybe your microwave is more strong than the one the person who did the recipe used. So, maybe less time in the microwave.. Sorry, I really have no experience with that!
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CoolTreeko Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
^^ and yeah, it's okay. ^^ it turned out I was under cooking it, and since it was so sticky, I was adding lots of cornstarch. the funny thing was that the very first batch of clay I made, was almost perfect. it didn't crack, but it didn't smooth together well, but much better than the other batches. lol. x3 and thanks for the tips! ^^
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vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hmm, I think you shouldn't add the cornstarch after start baking.
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CoolTreeko Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
yeah, I ended up cooking it a minute and a half longer, and it turned out a lot smoother and a perfect consistency, but it's still cracking, so I'm kind of upset... 3X
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vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You must mix it very well before start sculpting. A bit like polymer clay.
And when sculpting you can't let any crack because it will be bigger when after the cold porcelain dries.
They must be removed before that.

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VictorCustomizer Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
já usei essas dicas, mas eu tava usando uma toalha, ai depois eu usei só a mesa bege ai ficou melhor
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vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sim! Mas usar uma cartolina ou um papel A3, ou mesmo um A4 para suas esculturas que são pequenas fica bem bom também!
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TijonWolfsMajestys Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for this i can never take good pics of my pieces :(
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vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I hope it helps you n.n
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Julius-B Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. It's very useful, now my photos won't look so blurry.
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vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your most welcome!
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blonddiva Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Student General Artist
This tutorial just came in at the right time! I am in no way a photographer nor am I trying to be. I take the most random pictures at the most random times because I simply have no life and I'm okay with that. xP

But, I do have a Tumblr - two, a personal and a fashion/beauty one and while reblogging is fun I'd love to put together my own pictures and stuff for fun. This came in at just the right time. I'm a rather fidgety, shaky person so that's something I'm going to have to work on. My camera was a last minute birthday decision and it was relatively inexpensive compared to most models and I will probably upgrade in the future but for now it does the trick although it takes a minute or two to focus.

I want to take decent, pretty pictures and so hopefully this helps. I'd really love to take better photos of text and stuff but that seems to never work out but hopefully I will figure it out soon.

Anyways, thanks for the lovely tutorial. :)
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vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am happy to know it n.n
You can try to read your new camera's owner's manual, there is some cameras that teach you many tricks by this way =) I learn a lot with this.
I wish you luck on your works =)
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DirtScraps Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Definitely! I don't have a real camera, so I don't get to mess around with the settings, so I didn't know to use macro or adjust shutter speed and all. Next time I get a chance to use a real camera, my photos will look MUCH better thanks to the new stuff I got from your tutorial. ^^
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vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your wellcome!
Not all the cameras has those options, but you can find less expensive cameras that has, like mine one.
I want to make a very simple tutorial, because there is people that do not know the "macro", or about the shutter speed, like I didn't knew some years ago. But people of the "tutorial's" groups think this one is too simple, and some of this groups do not accept it, they have just complex ones, because they think everybody know the basics, and it is not true. Well, I want to help everybody to take reasonable pictures to expose better their works to every world!
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DirtScraps Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's much appreciated! I know a lot of the tutorials out there can get fancy and in-depth with big name cameras, so it's great to find a really straight-forward one.
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vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
XD
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DirtScraps Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oops, that was supposed to be a reply, not a completely separate comment... :blush:
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DirtScraps Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the tutorial!
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vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha I want to make it easier xD it works for you?
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VictorCustomizer Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ah, mais uma coisa, câmera que tem super macro é melhor ainda(no caso a minha), usar opção de detectar rosto tbm ajuda muito na focalização dos detalhes
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vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Eu não acho que precise de um super macro. O meu tutorial é para ser simples. Para explica para que serve a macro, pois a pessoa talvez não saiba. Aos poucos cada um pode acrescentar coisas, mas eu quis fazer do jeito mais simples sabe? xD
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VictorCustomizer Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
0o0 eu faço exatamente isso, copiou minha técnica foi? to de brinks XD, realmente isso funciona, mas eu coloco uma outra toalha branca na janela para n ficar muito intensa a luz em cima do bonequinho
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vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ah eu não faço isso mas funciona n.n
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LauraBev Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks for the help! :D
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vonBorowsky Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your welcome n.n
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