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location Richmond, VA, USA
age 52
visits member for 2 years, 10 months
seen May 6 '13 at 4:52

I'm working on creating my own film production company, but the problem is that interferes too much with another passion: ballroom dancing. (I just love a good tango!) I'm a writer, but also have done programming and other types of work.


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comment How can I get better results photographing dry erase boards?
Thanks -- I found Hugin, an open source program, that I can use in the future. While it turned out not to be the best solution for this situation, I did test it last night on a bulletin board with a lot of notecards on it and it did quite well.
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comment How can I get better results photographing dry erase boards?
Thank you for the suggestions on this -- the only reason I didn't select this as an answer was because the Android apps didn't give me a high enough resolution to read everything I wrote unless I watched my penmanship! I hope, in the future, they can enhance the resolution, since that would help me a lot. It turned out I had to use the D90 for pics.
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comment How can I get better results photographing dry erase boards?
Sorry it took so long before replying, but I was slammed and I wanted to go through this before commenting or anything. Thank you for such a detailed explanation. Last night I finally had time to stop and work on this and it only took 20 seconds or so to snap a picture like you described and when I checked the file on my computer, it was quite detailed and I could read everything on my whiteboard -- including all my sloppy writing!
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comment How can I get better results photographing dry erase boards?
Just a quick note - I've been sidetracked and there are a lot of great answers here, and I haven't had time to read and try out a number of them. I will be upvoting the good ones and selecting one, but I need time to sort through this, since there's so much that's helpful here. All the help is really appreciated!
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comment How can I get better results photographing dry erase boards?
@drewbenn: You won't believe how much trouble I have getting used to this D90! I'm sure I had settings that weren't working -- it's the case that once you know it can be done, it's easier to do it because you're not taking a stab in the dark. While I'm a retired programmer, there are new technologies that I don't adapt to very well (after all the computer work, sometimes I'm burned out when it comes time to figuring new systems out).
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comment How can I get better results photographing dry erase boards?
The only reason that one's not perfect for me is because I take these boards all over the house while I'm working, so I'd have to be able to mount it and keep it still between shots. (I'm wondering if a shot of any surface of the same color would be enough to work, even if not quite as well.)
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comment How can I get better results photographing dry erase boards?
I've seen Scrivener, but I spend enough time sitting at the keyboard as it is -- one reason I like the whiteboards is I can work on them when I'm sprawled out, or standing, or in different places.
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comment How can I get better results photographing dry erase boards?
I also found one called "ShareYourBoard" that I'm looking at. I had no idea there were apps like these -- I'm now considering buying a decent sized tablet, since I could use it in connection with this to take my work with me.
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comment How can I get better results photographing dry erase boards?
You're not skirting the issue. The goal is a readable photo of the white board. I have a Droid, so it's not exactly the same app, but many times apps are on both OSes or there are comparable ones. So thanks for a different suggestion.
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comment How can I get better results photographing dry erase boards?
@Guffa: 18-105. Typo. Oops!
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comment How can I get better results photographing dry erase boards?
@ArthurDent: The lens says Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-15mm 1:3.5-5.6G ED. I have two other lenses from my brothers Nikkor 35 MM film camera, but I'm told that those need some kind of slight modification to work with the digital D90.
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