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Old 2014-01-23, 6:22pm
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Two thoughts:

Looking at the string of beads -- What F-stop are you using? The larger the number, the smaller the opening in the lens and the deeper the depth-of-field is. Suggest you go with a number like F16 or F22. It will slow your shutter down so you will want to have the camera on a tripod or supported solidly. Also use your timer to delay the actual taking of the picture so you don't introduce camera shake into the picture when you push the button.

Looking at the second picture -- it appears as if you are using natural light. That is great except it makes for large reflections on the bead surface. Try using a light source with a sheet between it and the beads. It will difuse the light and reduce the reflections. The lights that Doug Baldwin sells are great for this as they have diffusers over the lights. Reflections make glass one of the most difficult surfaces to photograph.
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