Before the days of broadband, the limitations of internet loading speed meant that my photos had been kept to a small size, resulting in poor definition in some cases. I'm now in the process of replacing them gradually with larger files, meaning better pictures.
Another thing that has changed since this site was first launched has been the digital camera revolution. Even with the little Canon IXUS50 I've got, my results are already better than my previous Canon SLR with film. So, if possible, get a digital camera!
The main points of stained glass photography for me still remain:
Weather: the best days are cloudy-but-bright to give diffused
light ( bright direct sunlight is worse even than gloomy days)
Exposure: underexpose to capture painted details in the lightest parts (at least two stops down in normal circumstances)
or take your exposure reading from the faces etc.
Framing: some of the best results come from photos of smaller details (the whole window may be too big to show the artistry)
Equipment: of course, better kit generally gives better results
(razor-sharp focus, avoidance of parallax distortion etc. are all good) but OK results can be obtained with a compact zoom
Tripod? yes, please
you may want to look at this
site on the subject
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