Taking pictures of flies

Discussion in 'Fly Tying' started by Jay C, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. Jay C Member

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    I bought some daylight bulbs for my lamps, and set my white balance to auto. I think they are getting better, thanks guys! I might still need a bit more light.
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  2. Jeff Dodd Active Member

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    Jay C
    That last photo looks good!

    My experience is minimal to the guys responding, but I have found problems with flies in photos that I could not see with my optivisor #3 lens plus the optiloop! Pretty cool
  3. Norm Frechette Active Member

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    i think youve got it now. much better picture. keep it up
  4. Keith Hixson Active Member

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    And I thought I was the only one tying mini leeches and nymphs and wooley buggers on small jig hooks.

    I struggle with taking pics of my flies and I hope to learn from this thread.
  5. GAT Active Member

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    Jay, you're on the right track! The color is correct. You can either change your exposure or add more lighting. The orange cast is completely gone so you've figured out that one.

    You're almost there! You caught on quickly.
  6. Hans Weilenmann Active Member

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    Takes more to scare me away, Gene - I have simply been busy with other stuff. The vise is calling me, though - so be afraid, be very afraid... :cool:

    As to what I use? I use the lowest of low tech for my fly shots - a very humble, very dated Nikon CoolPix 995.

    I have high end camera bodies, high end glass - yet the CP995 runs rings around all of those for this specific purpose - it does for me, anyway ;-)

    Hans W
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