|The purpose of these pages is to demonstrate the
difference between good image quality and poor image quality and
give some tips I have learned using the SONY Mavica MVC-FD73 Digital
The first item I took a picture of was an antique bell my
grandmother gave me. I put a blank disk in the camera and
set the -/+EV value to "0" which is the middle
setting between -0.5EV and +0.5EV
Then I pulled the white background down onto the table and
put the bell in the center. I then ajusted the lights to be
pointing directly at the bell from 45 degrees from the right
Here is what my setup looked like.
The following four images are the results. For the close up
images I did not use the "Zoom" W-T function but rather
moved closer to the object. The Sony has a wonderful Macro-Focus
ability that often renders a better image than the zoom.
At the end of each demonstration I will put a few "Bad"
images and explain the reason for their poor image quality.
Here is the same setup with the same lighting only the flash was
on. Flash is great for some images but note how it created shadows
behind the bell in this shot. I find that flash is better for larger
items photographed at a distance, such as furniture, or statuary,
etc. . .
This last picture was taken with ambient room light. The light
looked good to the eye but as you can see the camera could not
properly render the image. The more light you have. . .the better