I created two versions, first in color.....
Then in black and white...
the "atmosphere" of a piece really changes when you convert it to black and white :)
This is my first test of photographing my drawings in the Dollhouse along with 3-d elements. I am excited about it for a first try. I managed to light the fridge up using these lights. They are battery operated and you just twist the end and they light up. Twist the other way and they turn off. I want to try making a little lamp base + shade around this light. In any case it worked great for this picture and the cool lighting it gives off feels very much like fridge light.
I do need to get a better camera. this one is a Kodak 12 megapixel, I notice it's grainy when I zoom in on the image. Any suggestions for a camera? For my purposes a point and shoot would be preferred but with an image I could enlarge up to 11x14 or 16x20 if possible.
First of all, your little scene is SO adorable! I love the colors and the fridge light is awesome!
I am by no means a great photographer, but I have recently come to love my Macro option on my camera for up close shots. If you are taking a picture from about 12-18" from the subject then the macro will allow it to focus well up close.
I do love my camera, especially when natural light is available. I have a Canon PowerShot A590IS. I had a Canon PowerShot for a few years before this one and I loved it also. I don't think you can go wrong with a Canon. (The PowerShots are usually in the $100-150 range.)
Mine is only 8 megapixel - I don't think that is the problem with your camera. Try to find the Macro setting and see how it works for you.
As far as cameras go, I do agree you might already have the macro function. As a matter of fact I'd be surprised if you don't. However if you are in the market for a new one and want one that mixes the best of a point and shoot with wonderful pro type options but isn't a BIG DSLR I'll recommend the Canon G11. I love mine. It can take pictures in the automatic mode, it has an option for low light and can shoot in Camera RAW which is an option to get an unprocessed image.
as well as macro, can you set the f stop? A small f stop eg f16 in old terms for an old fashioned lens will hide a multitude of optical sins.
try unnder exposing image - this will drop the fstop down - then take a normal exposure and try combining the two in photoshop using screen paramter on the top layer (the proper exposure layer) could work???????