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Getting the right lighting......

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:03 am
by chrism
Was playing around with the new lights and camera trying to get some decent shots of my 25mm
Napoleonics before I put them up for sale.

Here's a group of Old Guard, Chasseurs and Marines just to show the first results....need to improve lighting (maybe get some BLUE lights???)

All the figures show will be up for sale.....

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Re: Getting the right lighting......

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:42 am
by Cardinal Biggles
I have always found the white background thing tricky, that is why I went back to the green tiles and chateau

Re: Getting the right lighting......

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:16 am
by starkadder
Blue is ok (try cerulean blue)
Burnt cream is good if you're shooting interior digital.

Make a cloth cyclorama out of an old bedsheet. Clean it first. Make sure that no old chop bones or body effluvia are showing. Puts a fellow off, that sort of thing.

Re: Getting the right lighting......

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:01 pm
by Bluewillow
very faded (by the sun) light blue or grey is excellent for taking pics and if outside cloud cover is best.

cheers
matt

Re: Getting the right lighting......

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:07 pm
by starkadder
I completely agree on the cloud cover.
A still day, open air, in an unshadowed area is by far the best.

And vast amounts of campari, for creative purposes.

Re: Getting the right lighting......

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:23 pm
by Cardinal Biggles
those sort of days happen so often that it is so easy to plan your photoshoots that there should be absolutly no difficulty whatsoever

Re: Getting the right lighting......

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:50 pm
by uriah heep
best thing iv started to do is back ground drops to help with pics