Picture taking tips for dark pigs

kleenmama
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Post   » Mon Jan 07, 2002 10:42 pm


Here is a picture of beautiful Tallahassee. Since she is a black pig, it´s very hard to take pics and not have them show up as dark blobs! So, I get a torchiere lamp (on of those that shine out the top) and bend it down to totally flood the pig in light. Then snap!

Sometimes you might have to keep working with it.

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Lynx
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Post   » Mon Jan 07, 2002 10:50 pm


Iknow what you mean about dark pigs. I have a terrible time taking pics of Nina. I´ve dragged her out into bright sunlight and it is still tough. And when I do get a nice clear pic, the dandruff looks awful. At least now she doesn´t seem to have any but it does stand out when a dark pig does.

kleenmama
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Post   » Mon Jan 07, 2002 10:54 pm


Oh yeah, I know what you mean. Luckily, I have had none of the blacks with that trouble. I´m not sure why this pic is kind of blurry. On my camera and on the photo program on my computer, it is very clear. On the board, her eyes look kind of blurry.

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Alfie

Post   » Tue Jan 08, 2002 12:06 am


That´s fantastic, KM. I must see if I can dig up a torch to try it.

On a slightly connected note, my camera´s doing strange things I don´t understand. I take pictures which are beautifully clear, with the colour apparently perfect (on the preview pane), but then when I transfer them to the computer they´re a lot darker. I´ve had to use Adobe to lighten them, but then the quality is affected. Anyone know what I (or the computer) could be doing wrong?

(Tallahassee´s gorgeous, BTW.)

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kleenmama
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Post   » Tue Jan 08, 2002 1:21 am


Hmm, I ´ve never had my camera do that, so I am absolutely no help on that.

Thanks, she is a beautiful pig. Pigs like this are the reason blacks are my most favorite.

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Jan 08, 2002 8:06 am


What kind of camera are you using? There may be some setting which will affect the light levels (there is in mine, but I don´t know how to change it).

LJPiggies

Post   » Tue Jan 08, 2002 9:39 am


Kleenmama,

Will have to try that with my Dyna. Seem to never get a good picture even outside, the sun just seems to bounce off and make her look darker. BTW Tallahasee is a gorgeous little piggie.

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Evangeline

Post   » Tue Jan 08, 2002 3:59 pm


KM-
Oh, this is too funny!

I think you mean "torchère". "Torchière" sounds a little too much like "torcher" and would litterally mean "a woman who wipes butts".

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Jill

Post   » Tue Jan 08, 2002 4:22 pm


LOL

Piggylass

Post   » Tue Jan 08, 2002 4:29 pm


I just got a new digital camera for Xmas. I too usually have problems taking pics of Poppy, my self black, but this one turned out ok. I took it outside on a reasonably dull day...

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Jill

Post   » Tue Jan 08, 2002 4:36 pm


Great photo piggylass.

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Seansfamily

Post   » Tue Jan 08, 2002 8:49 pm


Black beauties for sure!

Does anyone have any tips for photographing satins? We never could get photos to show just how shiny our Janet was. Her sheen was terrific, but you wouldn´t know that from photos.

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Jan 08, 2002 11:06 pm


Vaseline?

kleenmama
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Post   » Wed Jan 09, 2002 12:02 am


Piggylass, she is beautiful! And Evangeline, I typed it like it was written on the darn box, so you can just bite me! Plus, I haven´t got my computer set to type in French!
As for the satins, maybe you could try the floodlight like me? Dani is a satin, and she IS hard to photograph...I´ll work on it some.

mon

Post   » Wed Jan 09, 2002 1:15 am


The black pigs are gorgeous. My b/f was just saying that he wants a black pig but with red eyes! Is that possible? He told me he was bored with all of our pigs and wants to get new ones! I had to explain to him they are not toys to be discarded for new ones!

kleenmama
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Post   » Wed Jan 09, 2002 11:01 pm


Nope. Black pigs with red eyes is not genetically possible. But you can get a silver solid with dark eyes with a ruby cast. That is about as close as you are gonna get. Or a dark chocolate with ruby eyes. Or a lilac with pink eyes....
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mon

Post   » Thu Jan 10, 2002 5:17 am


A lilac? What do they look like? They sound unusual.

My Angel is a cream and his eyes are black but in certain light they glow red. Is that what is called a ruby cast?

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Seansfamily

Post   » Thu Jan 10, 2002 9:11 pm


Mon: Yes.


mon

Post   » Fri Jan 11, 2002 2:41 am


Thanks E for the pics! I wouldn´t mind a lilac myself!

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