The following images were taken with my 2 megapixel Sony DSC-S50 camera.
These indoor images are the result of using a black background and multiple light sources. Take a look at the two Christmas Cactus flower images.
I reduced all images from a resolution of 1600x1200 for quicker viewing. A few were uncompressed TIFF images resaved as compressed JPEG, again for quicker viewing.
One benefit of using a solid background is better compression. I cleanup the image by replacing the background's 'mostly black' pixels with black pixels. This results in higher compression. The file size for a regular 1024x768 JPEG image is 100K. The same flower image with a solid background color is 45K.
I came across an interesting internet item recently, which you may not know. Some older digital cameras can see infrared! A simple check is to shine a TV remote into the lens. I was excited to discover that my camera can see infrared. After buying an IR filter, here are some results. This is how I setup my camera to shoot IR.
WARNING: Large filesize 3.8 MB, 1200 x 1600. Infrared TIFF image downloaded from the camera and rotated 90 degrees, no editting.
MPEG movie filesize 1.3 megabyte. My kids and friends in a snowtube train. The professional stunt team is composed of Hannah, Derek, Samantha, and Jack. The fearless cameraman Mike was taking the video with the DSC-S50 camera, while riding in another snowtube.
When a digital camera creates an image, it can also record some additional info. This information about the camera settings can be used by photo printers. The industry standard is EXIF, exchangeable image file format. View EXIF data from a sample image. Although my camera uses EXIF version 2.1, the current version is 2.2
Along with the camera settings, there may also be a thumbnail(small version) of the image. View the thumbnail inside a sample image.
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