In the past, with prior cameras, I have not had the kind of results I was pleased with. I have used the camera to capture photos and such, both from books and from a microfilm reader, and as thrilled as I am to have the images, I tend to be greedy and want better.
So, I took the documents over to the table, by the door wall, lots of natural light and gave it a try.
Results after tweaking with photo editing program. Cropped away the table, did a bit of auto enhance, size adjustment. (You really need to click on the image on this one to see in better window.) I have reduced to 8 inch wide, for blogging purposes. It, in my opinion, is even better in the full octane version. Enough better, that I now have another 35 images to process.
I used the macro setting, natural light (a good sunny day natural light), held camera above document without any angle involved (in other words, shoot directly down), steady shot enabled on camera settings (love that, always enabled! LOL), tried to keep the documents square to table edge, so I capture them straight. Squeeze the shutter release, don't jiggle the camera. I also previewed each document as I took the photo, just to be sure I was happy with the results, if not, I could immediately retake.
I believe I will be reviewing files, pulling documents I have, and will be photographing a lot more over the next few months. I like this so much better than "stitching" images. Stitching takes some time and patience. (No wise crack comments, please, on my lack of either, time or patience. LOL)
This death record from Jamaica ties to the post, Oh, Those Wild, but Fun to Research, Lashbrooks , John Thomas Morris is the first husband of Catherine Boderick Morris Lashbrook.
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