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May 20, 2011 by spongeman
Does the banner have raised bits or is that all free hand painted?
it has raised bits
Hi guys, I’m not sure how this got onto the top banner on my BoW page, but it’s really cool to see my work ‘up there in lights’ so to speak. He’s going onto Ebay tonight, so enjoy him while you can!
You have great photography skills. Atleast compared to myself.
I’m sorry to say it, but no. It’s not a bad picture for someone who, like most, don’t care about learning how to use a camera beyond pressing the button but the result really isn’t all that purposeful. The depth of field is just ridiculously low with half the model obscured by blur. The lighting is fair but could use some more from the front, a lot of detail is lost in the shadows.
To photograph models one should really use macro and preferably a ring flash, also a tripod goes without saying. For most a ring flash isn’t feasible but at least a couple of high kelvin bulbs and then the builtin camera flash with a thin white paper in front to make the light a little softer. That’s just off the top of my head, i haven’t tried it out so it might need adjustments to be any good.
Great looking model though, wish i could paint like that so that i had something to photograph
Every guide I’ve ever read says not to use the flash at all. Use the timer so that the camera is not moving when you press the button. As for getting all the lights and paper shades setup, Not everyone has space for all that. Plus having a bulb in front means I have a bulb in my face. Now on a more personal note, why do I get so many negative karma? Is it one person attacking me with multiple accounts or simply that I’m speaking a forign language? Feel free to message me and point out what I’m apparently doing wrong within my very existance.
Flash might go wrong. In fact, without proper knowledge it’s pretty much bound to, but the whole point of my post was that if people just took a few hours to learn something about cameras we would see a lot more really nice looking, and above all purposeful, pics of models out there.
Not enough space? You don’t have two square feet of room at home? I wish i had that much warhammer Seriously though, we’re not talking full studio here, we’re talking about placing some proper lighting at the proper place to achieve a proper result. I’m sure you can find a way to place a spotlight in front of the model without having it in your face, although i will admit it’s kind of tricky to do it all, especially with macro since the distances is somewhat short.
I didn’t downrate it, i reserve that for truly meaningless comments.
It’s basically all about getting the lighting right. That’s basically a 10MP camera, point blank range with a lamp held over the top of the model just out of frame.
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