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Made in gb
Sure Space Wolves Land Raider Pilot





Kent UK

Hi All

As you may or may not know, I have been told that I paint well but really suck in taking photos! Taking this on, I decided to make myself a light box/tent and see if that would help. Below are a few photos taken with my new set-up! Are they good and crisp?

Also when I try this set-up with my Nikon SLR the photos come out "very" warm. Should I use brighter lights (the ones being used at the moment are 50W halogen)? Or should I do something else? Any help much appreciated.

Cheers
Andy

P.s. I also started a new warhammer/40k YouTube channel. Please take a look if you like!
The channel is All Things Mini:
http://www.youtube.com/user/ElmaFudd2/videos
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WIP Hellcannon - Sony Camera

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Karamazov - Sony Camera

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Vargheist with the Nikon D60 SLR

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2012/06/16 15:26:06


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Boosting Space Marine Biker





Decatur, IL

Those like like pretty good pictures. The bottom one of the Vargheist seems very good, the darker background makes it pop on the picture. Lets you see the detail better.

I'm not an expert on this though, haven't done any picture taking of my models yet.

 
   
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Perfect Shot Black Templar Predator Pilot




Roseville, CA

When you actually click the pictures they look pretty good...I am a fan of that particular blending effect that you've done with Karamazov's sword.
   
Made in gb
Sure Space Wolves Land Raider Pilot





Kent UK

BrotherVord wrote:When you actually click the pictures they look pretty good...I am a fan of that particular blending effect that you've done with Karamazov's sword.

Thanks hugely for the liking of his sword!

DarkKnights44 wrote:Those like like pretty good pictures. The bottom one of the Vargheist seems very good, the darker background makes it pop on the picture. Lets you see the detail better.

I'm not an expert on this though, haven't done any picture taking of my models yet.

Thanks for the reply, I will have to look again at the SLR photo - thought people might not like it too much!

Cheers guys for the replies and more very welcome!

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2012/06/16 16:49:41


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Gargantuan Gargant





North Charleston, SC

Have you tried messing around with any image editing software? I've managed to salvage a number of similar images with minimal effort, just by using the automatic white-balance adjustment function in GIMP (which is pretty powerful and completely free, being open-source, if you're unfamiliar with it).

Another issue I'm seeing is with the depth of field. I assume you're using the macro function and keeping the camera quite close? My understanding of photography is far too rudimentary to attempt a proper explanation of the mechanics involved, but moving your camera back and zooming in/cropping the image should help get more of the model into focus. A distance of half an inch shouldn't render a part impossible to view, due to blur (granted, it can add flavor to pseudo-action shots, but it's not the best for showing off a build or paintjob).

As for lighting, it seems to be a case of "more is always better," so long as it's kept diffuse (reference: THE SUN ). Messing with camera settings and subsequent digital processing might be enough to avoid needing more light, but having it won't hurt.

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