Minor/Repaint: Ecto Prime Photo Test: Customs and Photo Questions

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by SwittCraft, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. SwittCraft

    SwittCraft Pop Culture Custom Creator ️ TFW2005 Supporter

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    Here's a test shot of my Ecto Prime. My wife is an actual photographer, were as I'm totally not. This shot was "professionally" lit, then the background was composited out and replaced.
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    My question to you is, how much planning do you do to show off your custom work when you're totally finished? To you have a style or theme you use? Seamless background? Photoshop the crap out of it? Add effects? Etc...
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    I'm hosting a panel at the upcoming TFCon and wanted to "upgrade" my presentation so I thought new photos would help!

    We don't have a ton of space, and this is our first go at doing photos better than I do myself (doesn't hurt to ask for help!). We're still figuring out the photo side.
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  2. WEEGEE

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    Did it scare you?
     
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  3. Dachande

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    Honestly, I prefer to let the work do the talking. Backgrounds are a distraction. I like using decent lighting on a basic stage. As long as the subject matter is in focus and your work is showcased, backgrounds are unnecessary.

    Here's my "trade secret":
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    K.I.S.S. eh?
     
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    Yeah, kind of.
    I've found that detailed backgrounds lead to questions about the scenery and not the subject.
     
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    Personally it's outdoors, natural lighting if possible or led at night and keep the pose as natural by making sure that if the left leg is behind the right leg, the left arm should be rotated out in front of the body and the right arm is rotated behind.
     
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    I keep the background simple. I bought a photo tent, which came with 2 lights. I try for daytime to add an overhead light. I like white as it allows for all the details of the creation to be observed. After the initial shots, go for some photo shopped or background pics for fun. Really, just see what's out there. See what you like, then emulate it. Imitation is the highest form of flattery after all.
     
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    I take horrible pictures lol. But like the others i do try to keep background plain. I do use a small white light to help lessen any yellow from regular bulbs.
     
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