My 2nd attempt at toy photography.

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  1. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Ok, I took everyone's advice from the last tread, purchased some cheap lights, and here are the results...

    Prowl - Vehicle Mode
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    Sunstreaker
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    Skids and April
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    Let me know what you think!
     
  2. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    Oh, also my repainted Rollbar (I am so proud of it!)
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  3. RHansen

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    thats awesome man, a huge improvement :) 

    did anyone else notice that prowl has a variant?
     
  4. Joe Moore

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    Looking much better man. Very good detail coming through on the images now. Now just adjust the levels a bit in Photoshop and they will be even clearer. If you take a shot of your setup, people may be able to give advice on your lighting position.
     
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    Wow, that looks fantastic.

    ~X
     
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    very good, I like to see more plz
     
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    Looking good so far. Just need to adjust the levels a bit and your set. Great improvement. :thumbs2: 
     
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  9. Dark_Convoy

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    I am at work right now, so I can't take a pic, but there is a drawing of my basic setup, I marked the position of the window because (during the day at least) a lot of light comes in through there.

    There is also overhead lighting in the room. One lamp was positioned to the left and the other to the top and slightly left.

    Looking back now, I probably should have put the lamp on the left on the right as so much natural light was coming in through the window...

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    I would suggest probably getting another light. Either that or take the one that is on top and place it to the right. Then bounce the light off the background. This will cut down on glare. Or shine the lights through a very, thin sheet. That will help diffuse the light and help with hot spots.
     
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    Great looking pictures :)  First Prowl one is awesome.
     
  12. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    That's my favorite too :D 

    I think I want to do some more of those "auto magazine" style pics of the alt's car modes.

    Thanks for all the help guys!
     
  13. Chaos Muffin

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    You can stick some GE reveal lightbulbs in the lamps.
    It's gets into and lights up all the little details better.
    Plus it's a little deeper & more natural looking.

    May be a shortcut from getting some high priced studio lights so you can do the rest in photoshop.

    Your backgrounds look perfectly smooth.

    Kickass pics man, I think the Alts are the most fun.
    May want to invest in some BT's If you can find em cheap enough. They're paint really shines.
     
  14. CdnShockwave

    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

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    I don't know what's better... the pix or that remarkably well drawn diagram of your set up (and I mean that as a compliment!). You're getting better. I've been trying to take Remy style pix for.... four years now and it looks like you're progressing at a good rate. Keep it up!
     
  15. Gears

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    Great job D_C!
     
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    good stuff. :) 
     
  17. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    i can it get if youre trying to go with moody lighting here, but you need a backlight to make the details in the shadow area come out more.

    edit: yeah, the problem must be with the natural light coming in from the window.
     

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