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PostSubject: Lightbox conditions by accident (check here if you are photographically challenged)   Lightbox conditions by accident (check here if you are photographically challenged) I_icon_minitimeWed Dec 22, 2010 10:15 am

Well now that the snow has gone it's been quite sunny day here today, I got a new figure in the post from Joextek and just to take a picture for the latest buys thread I put him on my window ledge with the white/see through curtain behind and the light from the sun shining in, here's what I got :
Lightbox conditions by accident (check here if you are photographically challenged) Klaatu29

So , impressed by the result as opposed to on a table or using flash I took some more pictures.

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Acrylic cases are a bit more tricky but I was happy enough with this (And I could practice to get it better and lose the camera reflection etc)
Lightbox conditions by accident (check here if you are photographically challenged) Dengar15

All in all, natural light and a semi transparent curtain gives you a light box for free! Give it a try perhaps if you aren't the best photographer in the world and haven't got the funds or access to a light box.

I just have to get better at making them all uniform in regards to size and distance (all done by hand no tripods) and of course have a pretty sunny day and I think I can do a lot with the set up and its all free Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Lightbox conditions by accident (check here if you are photographically challenged)   Lightbox conditions by accident (check here if you are photographically challenged) I_icon_minitimeWed Dec 22, 2010 10:23 am

Nice discovery Joe, some of those pics look fantastic mate!

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PostSubject: Re: Lightbox conditions by accident (check here if you are photographically challenged)   Lightbox conditions by accident (check here if you are photographically challenged) I_icon_minitimeWed Dec 22, 2010 10:27 am

Awesome stuff Joe! I love it when these things happen out of the blue like that! Very Happy

They look great mate!
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PostSubject: Re: Lightbox conditions by accident (check here if you are photographically challenged)   Lightbox conditions by accident (check here if you are photographically challenged) I_icon_minitimeWed Dec 22, 2010 2:25 pm

Thanks guys- and sorry for the thread title it should read (check here if you are crap at taking pictures LIKE ME) believe me, I suck with cameras, what I was always aiming for was a uniform look to my shots, not one on a brown table, one on a white surface, one with glare, one with reflection, etc etc so this was a good day Smile

I just uploaded a couple more, these unfortunately were done with acrylic cases so there is a reflection top right of the camera but I can iron out the creases next time I shoot some pictures and get it better with some more practice, these were all taken without flash, just a non flash photo letting the sun from outside shine through the curtain, it really illuminates the shot and in some you cant even see the curtain Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Lightbox conditions by accident (check here if you are photographically challenged)   Lightbox conditions by accident (check here if you are photographically challenged) I_icon_minitimeWed Dec 22, 2010 3:14 pm


Great pictures Joe Smile

A lot of people know im a huge fan of natural light when taking pictures Smile

When i took a lot of the pictures for the main TIG in the summer of 2009 i used an old 5 Mega Pixel digital camera with no optical zoom just the crappy digital zoom. Thankfully it had good maual macro settings so iuse the with natural light followed by a bit of photoshop work as needed to get the results i could use. I cant wait until Xmas day im finally getting a new Camera and when i start taking new weapon pictures for the site i will defo be utilising a natural light set up Smile

I must admit though getting pictures of MOC's in Acrylic is a nightmare the cases are just so reflective!

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PostSubject: Re: Lightbox conditions by accident (check here if you are photographically challenged)   Lightbox conditions by accident (check here if you are photographically challenged) I_icon_minitimeWed Dec 22, 2010 5:57 pm

The shots turned out great, Joe. Even the ones in the acrylic turned out fine, not much reflection on them.
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