• dimanche 5 septembre 2021

    Close-up! Shooting session.

    Hey folks! Today I will show my way to shoot miniature models. My technic is greatly inspired by old Joe Dever's White Dwarf articles : Magic Frame (#67&68) and Double exposure (#77).

    Actually, the aim is the integration of the model in the backdrop and the main trick to succeed is to insert some elements to hide and/or merge the model's base(s) to the landscape. Below some pictures for a better understanding of the concept, hope it going to be usefull. See you!


    Several models with small base.

    These models are set up in an "mother base" in order to hide the black edge of the individual base. This assembly is integrate to the backdrop by using a connector element stand on the backdrop and painted in the same way of the model's bases.

    Final result

    Raw picture before cropping

    Overall set-up

    Single model with large base.

    The difference in this case is the using of element also painted as the model's base but set-up on the fore ground to hide the large base of the Dreadnought.

    Final result

    Raw picture before cropping

    Overall set-up

    Extra stuff!

    Nice collection of "Mother bases"

    Some backdrops






    15 commentaires:

    1. Excellent, I love the backgrounds

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    2. Chouette article, merci, ça m'aidera peut-être à améliorer mes photos :)

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      1. Heuresuement, les téléphones portables sont capables de corriger par eux mêmes certains parametres. :)

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    3. Great! Thanks for the tip, I may have to steal the idea!

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      1. Hey Suber, you're very welcome here. Feel free to pickup what you want in this article, its destined to be used :)

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    4. Great article and very useful, also for 1/72 figures!

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      1. Fair enought :) This tutoriel can be apply to all the scales :)

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    5. Very useful post, with essential and clear explanation! The indications will certainly be exploited, since our photos are horrible ... And then you induced us to leaf through the old issues of "White dwarf" from the 80s: always a pleasure for the cheerful anarchy and creativity which were crammed with (especially compared to what the magazine would later become, sigh!)

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      1. Indeed, leaf through 80's WD can be compare to a time travel, in the positive way. An exercise that I continu to do, I still fascinated come across new details, Cheer!

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    6. Super Nico!De bonnes idées pour de superbe photos.Les arrières fond cela vient d'où ? A+++

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      1. Merci JY, Il s'agit d'illustrations GW des années 80 que j'ai retravaillé sur Photoshop :)

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    7. The photos are great but the resolution can be improved using a Reflex camera...

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