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Feb 16, 2012 10:31 |  #8041

District_History_Fan wrote in post #13905128 (external link)
Here is one of my strobist shots. This diorama had a hand painted foam core backdrop that was lit with a CTO gelled Speedlight. Two additional Speedlights, one to light the "sunset" on the rails (gelled) and another for fill light (hotshoe) were required. A ceiling reflector completed the setup. The headlight intensity was brought out during a long exposure. Except for the momentary blast of flash this image was shot in near dark conditions.

The models are 1:87 scale on a 20x30 inch diorama.

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Very nice! Makes me want to bring out my N scale and take some more shots.


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Feb 16, 2012 10:35 |  #8042

PhilF wrote in post #13906507 (external link)
a tilt shift lens would benefit this application.

Would be interesting but for me if I'm shooting a model I don't want it to appear miniature.


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Feb 16, 2012 11:03 |  #8043

Steve Ruddy wrote in post #13908432 (external link)
Would be interesting but for me if I'm shooting a model I don't want it to appear miniature.

Actually, if done correctly, I believe making it look life-size would be easier with the T/S. In this image, most of the train's in focus but in real life, we know that's not possible given how close it is here.


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Feb 16, 2012 12:20 |  #8044

SuperHuman21 wrote in post #13908609 (external link)
Actually, if done correctly, I believe making it look life-size would be easier with the T/S. In this image, most of the train's in focus but in real life, we know that's not possible given how close it is here.

Exactly.

The "make look miniature" use of a TS is an expensive reason for buying one, at least any of the good ones.


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Feb 16, 2012 14:14 |  #8045

^^^goes to show you how much I know about the subject. All the images I have ever seen using it make real life look like miniature.

As a side note I have done Model RR photography and have gotten a shallower DOF with a normal lens and a large aperture.

BTW really nice train images on your website Erin. Love the Moonlight at CF&I's Split Rock Mine #4


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Feb 16, 2012 14:34 |  #8046

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Which one do you like it better? White or color?

Thanks!

I like the white background...

That said, I've done a number of portraits where I substitute a digital background with a circular or square gradient, as you have done in the second photo. I prefer to center the gradient on the face rather than the waist.

Here is my 1 minute attempt...


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Feb 16, 2012 14:39 |  #8047

Steve Ruddy wrote in post #13909658 (external link)
^^^goes to show you how much I know about the subject. All the images I have ever seen using it make real life look like miniature.

Here is a good example of a TS-E image that does not (make real life look miniature):

https://photography-on-the.net …p=13900006&post​count=6061


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Feb 16, 2012 14:56 |  #8048

I saw that one and the I didn't even pick up on the focal plane when I first saw it. I remember looking at the words and wondering why they were there. Now I know why I was drawn to them. Very interesting, now I have another thing to add to my to do list. Thanks.


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Feb 16, 2012 15:01 |  #8049

MakisM1 wrote in post #13909749 (external link)
I like the white background...

That said, I've done a number of portraits where I substitute a digital background with a circular or square gradient, as you have done in the second photo. I prefer to center the gradient on the face rather than the waist.

Here is my 1 minute attempt...

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Thank you.

It was my first attempt and on CS5, gradient could only apply with single line method (I dont know if that make sense). I did not know how to do it right I guess.

Any hint?


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Feb 16, 2012 20:04 |  #8050

Ryu,

Sorry, I am using GIMP rather than Photoshop. I can choose whether I want a linear gradient, or a square shape or a spherical one. Then I draw the beginning and the end with a line and get the gradient. I suspect CS5 must work in a similar way. Hopefully somebody with experience in CS5 will pick it up.


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Feb 16, 2012 20:58 as a reply to  @ MakisM1's post |  #8051

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Feb 16, 2012 22:33 as a reply to  @ shankarhokie's post |  #8052

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Feb 17, 2012 00:19 |  #8054

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Im not sure what the hell is going on in here, or what this is about... but i kinda like it :P good job, (maybe i missed it before) but what is the story behind this?


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Feb 17, 2012 00:25 |  #8055

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Im not sure what the hell is going on in here, or what this is about... but i kinda like it :P good job, (maybe i missed it before) but what is the story behind this?

Thanks

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