The Dinosaur Toy Forum Diorama Contest 2023 is now open!
Started by RobinGoodfellow, July 03, 2015, 12:01:30 PM
Quote from: postsaurischian on July 03, 2015, 09:03:55 PMI've never heard of these soft boxes. A bit elaborate but interesting, especially for dark winter days.I'm using no subtle technique for my photographs - daylight through an open skylight (the best one is my kitchen window with a white fridge to the right and white cupboard in the back), differently coloured cardboard for background (the larger the better), focusing the model and ... *click*.Lighting is of course very important (from a technical point of view), even more important to me seems to be the eye of the photographer and the decision where to focus on.
Quote from: Ikessauro on July 04, 2015, 06:40:45 PMGreat tips. I've had my fair share of struggle with photographing my dinos. Mostly because I don't have the best camera and also, because of light sources and space. I tried to make a soft box once, but it didn't work so well. Now I just tape a white background to a little cabinet in my computer desk and take my photos with two sources of light. One if the window to my right, thus natural sunlight. The other light source is exactly one of these:In order to soften the light, I taped a few paper sheets around the lamps. The negative part of my setup is that I usually have to hold the light over the figures with my own hand. This is a problem when I have to photograph big dinos. Then I upload the pictures to my computer and tweak it a bit on photoshop. Here's a couple of examples of my final pictures.
Quote from: RobinGoodfellows on July 04, 2015, 07:52:33 PMYour pictures are beautiful.Most of the pictures you posted in V1 and V2 forum are in my personal photo archive as reference for rare dino-figure.
Quote from: RobinGoodfellows on July 04, 2015, 09:54:05 AMIf you're taking pictures of long, big dino-models select a f/8 or even closer iris stop on lens (so you'll have better depth of field and the model will be ALL in focus).