On 11/08/08, Jerry Hartke wrote:
> Many current digital cameras have an anti-shake feature (different
> names by different manufacturers) that minimize blur from camera
> motion. That might eliminate the need for a copying stand.
I think a stand is essential so that you can be sure the original is
square on to the camera and properly lined up, especially if you have a
large number to record.
> Sometimes just propping up the object in bright sunlight provides
> successful lighting. Most cameras give best color reproduction when
> color temperature of illumination is that of the sun. Angle the object
> such that you are shooting head-on while illumination is at a slight
> angle to avoid shadows.
It isn't the shadows that are the problem so much as the glossy
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