Tips & Tricks To Enhance Your Cannabis Images For Your Smoke Blog

2 months ago

Hola Stoners!

Oh my bad.... I did this error once again and erroneously hit the post button! Must be my eyes. Please stand by as I write the body of this post.

Today, I ´m sharing the tools including tips on how I enhance my images I post here on the smoke network. There are a lot of ways to do it and I use attachments to my camera in order to zoom the images.

First... I have a set of macro attachments that I put on the lens at the back of the phone and as you can see on the photo, it zooms my weed so that even the tiny crystals on the leaves that look like sugar dusts are shown here. Somertimes these powder dusts are not easily seen by naked eyes.

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When I shoot using the macro atachment of the phone, I use the camera timer so that the camera is not moved when I press the shoot button. With the timer, you will have enough time to remove your finger from the shutter and let the timer do the shooting. If you do it live, a small camera shaking is fatal to your images as they will become blurred. Two seconds to time the shutter is enough to get that clear picture.

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If the subject is small like in my example here, I use a studio box, the one that Etsy and Ebay dealers/sellers use to shoot their products for presentation. I got mine from Amazon... the prizes vary according to the sizes of the box. It is easy to assemble and it comes with various background papers like white, black, blue and green. The box has a set of LED lights that really is good to avoid shadows of the subject to be photographed. As for the prices, it starts at around 30 Euros.

Attached To The Phone

Here, I prefer to use my old smartphone because it has better color hues than my 2nd phone. Though it fell down many times as seen at the broken sides, it is robust and still takes lovely images.

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I also use a tripod for smartphone and which came as part of a set of my 2nd macro lens. It is better to use a phone tripod and again, it stabilizes the camera and will give you sharp pictures. My hands are always shaking so this tool is excellent!

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Use whatever utensils you have so that the subject would stand straight... I often use clothespins below or small boxes for support, they won´t be seen anyway.

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Another gear I use is a DSLR camera , although this camera has a macro within the system, I still use macro lens attachments to zoom my images... But, this method is time consuming, besides I always have to set up the tripod to stabilize the camera. Whenever I use this, I also attach a cable shutter below so that I don´t need to push the shutter manually...and again, purpose of this cable is not to shake the camera, otherwise a blurry picture comes out when you have shaky hands like mine.

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I know some of you are using this....It is a cool device as you can zoom your nugs up to thousand times its original size. It has a usb cable so that transfer of images to your computer is easy peasy. I got this half a year ago but I ´haven´t used this tbh. I am just too lazy at the moment to download the software.

Accident

Just to mention my difficulties in posting, I had an accident while gardening about two weeks ago... I was about to keep the aluminum ladder in the cellar and one part was not secured, it fell down on to my face and hit my right eye causing impairment of the eyeball. I am seeing a specialist though with a daily check-up and gave me a therapeutic contact lens to cure the swollen eyeball... I feel better now although my sight is still blurry... I apologize for today´s posting mishap.

But, life has to move on.... so lets keep puffin´ for a high!

#photography #smokenetwork #art #life



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Tip: Maybe best to draft/write your posts in an external editor like Hackmd.io or SimpleNote. Both sync across platforms and devices: Hackmd is a webapp, SimpleNote works also offline.

SimpleNote has worked a treat for me for years now. Hosts thousands of posts I have written for multiple platforms and another bunch of drafts I regularly work on.

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Thanks for the tip.. I used to draft my post externally on notepad or Word. but over the time, I draft my post directly on the site since most of them could save the draft... I will try the tip you gave to avoid such mishaps like this one...Many thanks!

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Good morning /afternoon @unnamed. Thank you for this information.

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Hackmd is a bloggers dream, It lets you use html or markdown and it can be used on any device with ease

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Kinda annoying on iOS or when you have a poor connection and its autosave sends you back to some seconds ago. It’s great in collab mode tho.

Simplenote is better in cross-platform mode and supports Markdown as well. But it requires a WordPress.com account and that’s not everyone’s thing due to potential privacy issues (mostly analytics, there’s no ads but)

nice tips for sure got an s10 and my macro lens don't lie it cause the phone switches what camera it is using as you zoom in. I think I still need to learn about it more to get to know it. Hope for vison is better that is a bad thing to lose

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An s10 is surely making amazing photos.... I never buy expensive phones because I might just drop it even in a protective case. Yeah, go through with your gadget, I am sure you'll shoot very good photos.

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Yeah, I normally buy the model under the flagship device but they offered s10 or a80 at same price so figured mightest well go with s10

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Thanks for the well wish @skylinebuds.

That's some helluva setup. You should go pro and make your blog. Maybe adobe stock images.

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Hahaha.. I don't think I'm qualified to be a pro, photography is just a hobby I am fond of and a must for my blogs.. Thanks for the encouragement my friend.

Oh my God, @indaymers I hope your eyes now is getting better.
Thank you for sharing your way on how to capture the best and I got now an idea. I can use it all the time.
Take care and keep safe.

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Hi @lawlai! My eye is getting better except for the blurry sight..thanks for the well wish.

That's cool @ indaymers, like a handy Magic 8x Telescopic Lens for smartphones with great capture thanks to these techs and you only need to add some artsy apps from the store out there to create a tricky psychedelic gif.
smoke on!

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At a time, it was easy for me to capture images with just my hand. But aging is unstoppable and shaking is part of it...lololol! At any rate, I have to get gadgets to avoid the blurry pics. Thanks for visiting.

Sorry for the incident dear, wish you a very quick recovery ✌

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Thank you Jessica darl.. the swelling is getting better everyday.. and the therapeutic lens will be removed soon, I hope asap...