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Can I use a simple, older, digital camera w/out a tripod to take pictures of small objects like jewelry in a light box?

I am not familiar with photography other than the "point and click" action.  My extended family is starting to do craft items and we would like to know how to take pictures of our work to put on our website.  I have researched the various light boxes etc but can't find out much about which camera to use.  I have the only camera which is  the Kodak EasyShare C653.  (Probably a dinosaur).  My daughters and granddaughters have usual iphones, android (types) etc and they take pictures with them.  Even my Great Grandson (2years old) takes pics accidentally (I think it's by accident but who knows. :)

Burf2 years ago
You should be able to take some decent close-up photos with your camera. It has a macro feature which allows you to get within 4 or 5 inches of the subject matter. 

HERE is a very nice Instructable for doing close-up hotography:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Macro-Photography-An-Essential-Skill-for-Good-Ins/
newgreatgramma (author) 2 years ago
Burf, Not sure how this works, but would like to thank you for your answer. I found the instructable very helpful. Thanks again.

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Go for any digital camera that has got macro or super macro function, which will help you to have close up photographs.
newgreatgramma (author)  iknowvations2 years ago
Have the macro function. Didn't know what that flower icon was for.
astroboy9072 years ago
Sure. I (still) have the C663 which has gone through everything I have put it through. The C6 models are actually very feature loaded... Just use the macro mode if you get pretty close! Also- use the highest megapixel settings and the lowest ISO you can do without blur.
newgreatgramma (author)  astroboy9072 years ago
Thanks for your post. I need all the help I can get. :)
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