science project- need equipment to take shots of subject from the exact same angles every week

Started Jan 16, 2013 | Questions thread
Pileot
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Re: science project- need equipment to take shots of subject from the exact same angles every week
In reply to stm08007, Jan 18, 2013

If you have to "put away" the setup and re-set it again every week try this. It may require a second camera for initial setup.

Set up the camera in the desired position. Take a picture without the subject (so if your at a desk/table/whatever, get the background and foreground in the picture)

Now position the subject and take a second picture.

These are your control. Take a picture of your setup so you can refer to it next week.

Now, next week, position the camera on the tripod in the aprox position as per the pictures you took. Use the live view function and try to match the first picture you took. you should be able to fine tune the camera position so the background / foreground match your first control picture.

Now that you have the camera in the correct position, move the subject into position and again use the live view to match positions with the control pics you took earlier.

If your camera supports it, connect via USB to your computer to see high res images to make it easier to fine tune positioning of the camera and subject.

This seems like the most cost efficent method (without knowing what your up to) however it is also likely one of the most tedious because every movment of the camera means it will have to be re calibrated.

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