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Photo practice

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:59 pm
by ljplemans
Photo practice; :?

Re: Photo practice

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:27 pm
by Jager
The 'graph paper' background is an interesting option. All three pictures look good.

Re: Photo practice

Posted: Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:05 pm
by ljplemans
I need a macro lens...and better eye's! :oops:

Re: Photo practice

Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:42 am
by Baxter
I like the white background better. The models get eaten up in that black void. They are nicely lit but I still feel like details are being lost. Try a dark blue or deep purple for light colored cars like these. Maybe a silvery gray or off-white for darker vehicles, as a bright white can make the picture look stark and sterile. Your photos don't have very high resolution, but that may be fine for what you plan to do. I use 300ppi for the thumbnails in my database and they blow up to 3" x 2". I personally am not a fan of the reflected "ghost" effect of photographing on a reflective surface.

There's also the option of a colored "floor", which, when photographed at a slight downward angle, can make a model stand out against your choice of backdrop. Places like Acrylite can give you color options, "frosted glass" and mirrored finishes. ... 7zmsi.html I've been practicing with these but am having problems with the transitions in the background. If I adjust the camera aperture to blur the edge of the sheet then it usually also blurs the far end of the model. I need more distance behind the model.