Photography

A dinner plate makes an excellent surface for posing small objects.

I’ve already mentioned this elsewhere in this website but it’s such a simple and handy tip that I’m mentioning it here too.

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Dinner plates are brilliant for posing small objects in photography. They are just reflective enough for interest, and you can fit a dinner plate on your desk too, which is great for working comfortably with tricky camera angles.

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A tiny pool of water on a dinner plate made a convenient environment to photograph this mosquito larva.

So if you’re looking for a blank surface on which you can photograph small things, maybe you should head to the kitchen.

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Photography

Beginners’ guides to digital SLR photography

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Before you start

Basics

The essential basics

Basics

Making sense of technical stuff

Photography words

Photography words explained

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Sneaky stuff

Colours

Common problems and their solutions

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Taking things further

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Photography at night

Other photography stuff

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