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You can take close-up photographs of relatively small items without a great digital camera, macro lens or studio by using a flatbed scanner. Today man...
You'll need:1. Flatbed scanner with scanning software 2. Item to be photographed 3. A throw, small blanket or velvet fabric, thick enough to block lig...
Arrange your item face down on the scanner glass or position it in such a manner that the section you wish to photograph is face down on the glass.
Lower the scanner cover gently and allow it to rest lightly upon the item on the glass. Then toss the throw or blanket over the scanner to prevent lig...
You could also, for a more artsy background, leave the scanner cover open and just toss a piece of velvet, etc. in a contrasting color, over the item,...
Using the scanner software, scan the item and use the cropping tool to cut out any excess background space in the picture. Save it as a jpg file if it...
The photo is now ready for posting or printing.
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