I've posted a blog on making the best use of the sensor when taking closeups for isolation. Let me know what you think - I think I get visibly more detail when using this method. It only works for long skinny objects, though!
I appreciate the comments Jordan. I should note out that I'm interested in these points, as this is something I haven't used yet for submitting, just experimenting with. In the shot above, for example, it was shot on an angle. I think with a high quality macro lens there isn't much difference between the edge and corner, stopped down. Certainly with 'most' lenses it would be a concern...
I'm interested in the rotation affecting quality - in my example you can't tell on the web, but close inspection showed more detail on the rotated example. I'm curious in general on this topic, as many software and RAW converters offer rotation, horizon levelling, distortion correction, vignetting correction, etc. which clearly affects pixels. Does it make the image worse, or better?
1. When you shoot in diagonal the focused area is in corner of picture where most lenses did'n have good sharpness . 2. When you rotate the picture , you make pixel remapping and with that quality suffers again. 3. At all you add more empty space in the picture. This is bad for buyers.
My advice: Shoot the object in 2 position and make 1 picture from that. This will rise the chance for your picture to be selected. Always think how to satisfy buyers , not to harm, this will increase you sales.
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