View Full Version : New Camera = Better pics

Scotti Adams
Jul-18-2004, 12:45pm
..not near as good as Mr. Hilburns pix but alot better than I used to have

Scotti Adams
Jul-18-2004, 12:47pm

Scotti Adams
Jul-18-2004, 12:50pm
..last one...this one you can see the water damage it recently suffered...just to the both sides of the endpin..

Jul-18-2004, 12:51pm
looks good scotti....what camera did you get? post some new pics on yahoo-brw site when you get a chance

Scotti Adams
Jul-18-2004, 12:54pm
..thanks Garry..its a FujiFilm F401 Super CCD...its a used camera...got it from a buddy of mine..the price was right....hey we missed you and Pearl yesterday..you missed a good concert...rained just a little then got real nice.

Jul-18-2004, 1:32pm
Scotti, I was always curious as to what digital camera you had before. Seemed it would not take an in focus shot. I'm glad you got the new one and it's really taking some nice photo's of your #6. I bought a Canon S10 about 5 years ago, a 2.1 megapixel and it served me well. Last month, I decided to pass that one down to my nephew and get me a new one. I got an Olympus C-8080 8 megapixel and while there' a steep learning curve, it's taking some great pictures. You'll be seeing some of the results as soon as I get my new Ward Elliott mandolin home about the middle of September.

By the way, what was the other digital camera you had?


Jul-18-2004, 3:27pm
Scotti, what caused the water damage? Did I miss something earlier?

Jul-18-2004, 6:39pm
Boy am I glad you got a new camera Scotti, that old one always drove me crazy. These pics look great. Number 25 turns one next week so I hope I can post some of my own.

Jonathan James
Jul-18-2004, 6:46pm

did you add new tuners or just ebony buttons? if so, where did you get the ebony buttons? very cool look!

Scotti Adams
Jul-18-2004, 7:14pm
..you and me both Clayton....JJBoone..those are Grover tuners that I added awhile back...and those are Waverly buttons that I got from our own MandoMedic..Ken Cartwright..I modified them to fit the Grover shafts...glad you like it..heres a pic of the peghead for a better view

Jul-18-2004, 8:09pm
Thought you guys might like to see an interesting image, I created this print last year. The owner took about 25 digital shots with a 3 mega pixel camera. He mailed me a CD with his separate shots with backgrounds, hands holding his mando etc. and all. Then I did my art & design thing with his individual shots.

Jim Hilburn
Jul-19-2004, 8:16am
Wow, Scottie, that reminds me of something a local luthier said when someone asked him if his guitars were similar to Martins.
He said "well, they both hold about the same amount of water.'
As for the photo's, I use an old Photodeluxe program that came with my first scanner. Much more basic than Photoshop,
but it has some contrast and saturation controls that really sharpen up the pictures. Then, I just try to get good lighting and trim away everything but the subject I want to show. You see so many shots here with the mandolin in the case and half the living room or the back yard in them.

Scotti Adams
Jul-19-2004, 8:38am
..yea...like mine http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif

Jul-19-2004, 9:04am
That #6 sure is a nice mando. I got to meet Scotti at the Dayton Island Park shindig and got to play that ther mando. It's a loud one and plays real easy. I didn't think the action was high on it at all like someone had said a while back. Scotti is a nice guy to boot and doesn't strike me as the type that would start a BRW riot http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif JK Good to meet to you in person Scotti.

Scotti Adams
Jul-19-2004, 9:17am
..thanks Ryan...I can use all the help I can get..glad you got my back... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif It was a pleasure meeting you as well..

Jul-19-2004, 10:38am
no problem... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
So....what are ya gonna do with #6 once the new one comes?
Just curious... I'll give ya what ya paid for it... http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif

Scotti Adams
Jul-19-2004, 10:47am
..gonna keep her..sorry http://www.mandolincafe.net/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/cool.gif