Photography Tip: Showing Scale: Other common items

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Photography Tip: Showing Scale

By robertduval14
May 25, 2014

When small items such as seeds are being photographed, it's fairly common to place a common item near them to give a sense of their size.

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Name: Zuzu
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zuzu
May 25, 2014 3:22 PM CST

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I haven't owned a ruler since my schooldays, but I've used ping pong balls, cigarette lighters, and marbles to show scale. Big Grin
Name: Anna
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canadanna
May 28, 2014 6:59 AM CST
Yes, better than those fingers and hands!
Name: Dinu
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Dinu
Jun 25, 2014 9:36 AM CST
I used a pencil in some of my photos.
When giving the ruler in the image, it is also important to mention whether it is centimetre or inch ruler in view.
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