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photography 1 oh 1
Posted by wibhi2 on Sunday, October 17, 2004 6:49 PM
okay - tired of taking asi asi pictures of my builds. I can't seem to get even lighting and my pictures have a tendency to have a yellowish tint that has to be corrected in PS. I'd like to know what you all are using for lighting et such. I've kind of set up my own cyc wall using construction paper but my lighting is horrid (2 300 watt halide
lamps)
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, October 17, 2004 6:57 PM
At the moment I got a temporare setup.

Using a metal shelf and it's white blind as a backdrop woth 2 lights attached to the shelf for illumination. Digital Camera is mounted on a tripod(a must).

Photos will be retouched and enhanced on the PC.

I am planning on soon getting the Gunze Sangyo Photo shoot kit.
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Posted by rjkplasticmod on Sunday, October 17, 2004 7:21 PM
Does your camera have an adjustable white balance setting ? Most digitals come preset for daylight, but when you use tungsten, halogen or halide bulbs, the color temperature is warmer and that gives the yellow/orange tint to your pics. By resetting the white balance for the lighting used, you can eliminate much of the post processing. I use 2 portable flash units bounced from white photographic umbrellas for my pics & processs in Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0.

Regards, Rick
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, October 17, 2004 8:06 PM
I usually go outside and do my photos there. The natural light is much more easily dealt with. Then I use a fill flash to rid the shadows. I don't have to do much post processing.
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Posted by wibhi2 on Monday, October 18, 2004 9:40 AM
Thanks for the tips - can't always shoot outside, invariably it's dark when I want to shoot.
I have halogen lamps - not halide - gonna have to check my manuel for the "whiteness control"
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Posted by Hoser on Monday, October 18, 2004 10:42 AM
Ther is an excellent book published by Kalmbach (same folks that bring you FSM) called 'How to Photograph Scale Models' by Sheperd Paine and Lane Stewart. It deals strictly with photography using film, but a lot of it can be applied to digital cameras as well. Don't know if it's still in print, but you should be able to scare one up on eBay.
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