Pooh-Bah Location: london Member Since: 2nd Dec 2002 Total posts: 1750
Posted:I hope this is a worthy cause for a new thread, i am doing an animation based on digital photographs of work laved flat on the floor or a table. It must be flat like this otherwise it will fall apart.
(GETS TO THE POINT) anyone know where to get hold of a camera stand that will hold the camera facing downwards, or a DIY alternative?
Carpal \'Tunnel Location: Warwickshire Member Since: 27th Aug 2002 Total posts: 3136
Posted:cool, mine's from a spanish supermarket that I bought when I was about 14
The main advantage of a proper copy stand is that it has spotlights attached. You need to make sure you get the lighting right, which can be hard if you're photographing something that has a glossy surface or isn't 2d
The other thing to note, if you're photographing something 2d (ie paper) you need to make sure that your camera is in the centre and looking directly straight on. Otherwise it won't look quite right.
Don't rule out using a scanner either, may give much better results
old hand Location: Oregon Member Since: 1st Nov 2003 Total posts: 929
Posted:most cameras typically use 1/4 20 thread, so it wouldn't be that hard to jury rig something up. Hell you could even just stick it to a table over your work, it makes things slighly more complicated though and like flid said a copy stand would be the way to go if you're going to do a lot of this.
Bogen/Manfrotto is a great brand btw, hold onto that if you can
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