Tuesday, 4 November 2014

I'll have to get a grip of this photography lark

I'm currently working through some AWI/FIW Indians for  a chap and they're coming along well enough; a mix of Perry and Conquest figures and all pretty nice. In some instances they're sold as particular tribes, but these are deliberately anonymous, although a couple of the Perry characters will have to be done 'as is', so Joseph Brant is going to be Joseph Brant and not Dangling Snot or whoever. 

I thought I'd take a couple of shots of the finished ones (obviously!), to send to the guy who owns them rather than for the blog, but I think the outcome is pretty poor. I never seem to get the light right although I've mastered the 'slightly out of focus' look with no trouble. I suspect daylight just isn't for me and I ought to use lamps, but I've tried this before with equally questionable results. Maybe I'm just a pretty poor photographer and that's that. Anyway, hints and tips would be appreciated.









9 comments:

  1. Lamps all the way matey.... Daylight bulbs,

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  2. I am a lamp fan too, also a tripod to allow me to use longer shutter speeds.

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  3. "Dangling Snot"! That had me nearly sneeze coffee all over my laptop. The miniatures look great.

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  4. Nice work Gary, I'm sure the chap who owns them will be very pleased....did someone mention a lamp?

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  5. Lamps with daylight bulbs all the way, also a photographer friend of mine said never use the macro crop the image instead as you avoid the hazy look.

    I do however like the uniform soft edge that you have achieved with this just out of focus malarky !!

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  6. Useful information, thanks gents. However, I might decide to keep the " uniform soft edge" as it normally takes about half a bottle of rum to achieve such a relaxed perspective . . . ;O)

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    1. Only half a bottle.
      pmsl.
      lovely brushwork Gary

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  7. They are really great, beautiful details!

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