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PostSubject: Re: Photography Techniques Thread   Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:38 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Photography Techniques Thread   Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:57 pm


This one is good
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PostSubject: Re: Photography Techniques Thread   Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:59 pm

Before



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PostSubject: Re: Photography Techniques Thread   Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:07 pm

Ahar, that does look nice Jay, i sent another besides that one thats better quality (check your email).

Looks the ideal way to show a Ledy front and back inside one "card frame", nice touch Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Photography Techniques Thread   Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:09 am

Cheers Rob I'm playing about with ideas at the moment and trying to work out how far I can push the different techniques in Photshop 4.

Do you have a blank name plate buddy on its own?

A few more edits

Original



After with raw white background



After with mapped background



After with race track effect

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PostSubject: Re: Photography Techniques Thread   Wed Jan 06, 2010 4:47 am

2nd last looks best :clap:! IMO anyway
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PostSubject: Re: Photography Techniques Thread   Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:02 am

"2nd last looks best " if you meant the mapped background- I agree. Add the racetrack and that's a winner?
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PostSubject: Re: Photography Techniques Thread   Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:39 am

Blank nameplate sent Jay, if you need cardfronts + backs to make something more unique but scaled down give me a shout
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PostSubject: Taking photos of your figures   Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:06 pm

I see some really great pictures in this forumn, do you use light tents/ boxes to show your figures so well?

Do you have to use specialist light bulbs with them so they look so good, and are they expensive?

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PostSubject: Re: Photography Techniques Thread   Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:43 pm

I just use a sheet of white A4 and my daughters 12MP Camera, daylight and also lightbulb light at times too
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PostSubject: Re: Photography Techniques Thread   Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:55 pm

Shawn and Stu both have lightbox set ups so im sure they will chime in regarding there methods.

A lot of the site pictures especially in the reference section have been editing using advance software like Photoshop CS4 and Paint Pro etc there are a lot of great before and after editing examples in there to view the results that can be achieved.


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PostSubject: Re: Photography Techniques Thread   Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:22 pm

Just had a look on amazon and the light box setup is pretty cheap? I was expecting silly money ....I might pick one up but it will hardly get any use lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Photography Techniques Thread   Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:51 pm

@chazgreentooth wrote:
Just had a look on amazon and the light box setup is pretty cheap? I was expecting silly money ....I might pick one up but it will hardly get any use lol!

I got one from Amazon Chaz and it was well worth the money mate. It came with two lights and a tripod.

It folds up really well in a carry case.

I'll try and find the link mate.
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PostSubject: Re: Photography Techniques Thread   Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:51 pm

How much???
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PostSubject: Re: Photography Techniques Thread   Sat Jan 09, 2010 1:58 pm

about £30.

But I know Shawn got the same one even cheaper over in the US.

I'm on my iPod, when on the computer I'll find the link
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PostSubject: Re: Photography Techniques Thread   Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:14 pm

Thanks very much for your advice, I've decided to try out a light box, I shall let you know the results.

Funnily enough someone else has started a thread on RS about this after my post.

http://threads.rebelscum.com/showflat.php?Cat=&Number=4052178&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&o=93&fpart=1#Post4052519#4052178
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PostSubject: Re: Photography Techniques Thread   Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:15 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Photography Techniques Thread   Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:29 pm

Yeah, thats one of the ones I was looking at.
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PostSubject: Re: Photography Techniques Thread   Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:31 pm

Just ordered one Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Photography Techniques Thread   Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:59 pm

A quick test ...




The good news is i am impressed, the bad news is 1 bulb only lasted 5 minutes before blowing, these do get hot but ive had lots of these type bulbs blow in the home, theyre just not made like they used to but are cheap enought to buy.

Photo is resized to a smaller dimension for viewing here, no other edits have been done.

Comments please Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Photography Techniques Thread   Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:02 pm

You should get a better replacement, the ones they send are paploo. Wicked picture by the way mate. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Photography Techniques Thread   Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:04 pm

Haha yeh ill look for a better type bulb i think, the lamps themselves are pretty neat with the pop out feet.

The camera by the way is a Fujifilm 12.2MP Camera, this was in its macro setting.
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PostSubject: Re: Photography Techniques Thread   Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:08 pm

Im still usin' my old Cannon. Need to upgrade soon.
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PostSubject: taking photos   Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:52 am

Slightly on topic topic, but thought I'd throw this one in here. Smile

How do people take pics of their collection? Was playing around this weekend with taking some pics and wasn't 100% happy with different lighting/shadows etc.

Anyone have/build/use a lightbox, or have any other suggestions for taking good close up details pics? Thinking of both loose and carded figures here.
EDIT by James! I've merged topics Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Photography Techniques Thread   Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:56 am

thanks james - didn't even see this 4 page thread before now Embarassed

Will read through it in detail, but on first glance looks like my initial questions have been answered Smile
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