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Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by shaygetz, Apr 19, 2004.
Do you use a tripod and what is the lighting you are using?
I do have a tripod but haven't used it as yet. The best I can do in the lighting department is seen in one of the photos, my trusty but very tired desk lamp. Other than that, I use the flash on the camera. Any low tech, low cost advice would be greatly appreciated.
Photographers will cringe, but I suggest three clamp on type reflectors, use standard incadescent bulbs. I'm sure those with more knowledge would disagree, but it seems to me that the digital camera, at least mine, aren't particularly sensitive to the type of light present. Certainly not like film cameras.
Well, Gary, I tried it with ONE reflector (no cost ) backlighting the subjects...
Worked pretty good on an interior shot of the shop...
The locomotive started from the antlers back. I was really just trying to help someone make a rack from scratch and got carried away...
And the "Wobblin' Woodie" chargin' 'round the bend...
you'll have to show me how you use these clamp on reflectors you refer to. I'm always looking for ways to make it look decent without sacrificing shutter speed. last i tried using the redeye reduction cause it uses both flashes and makes the picture look less flooded with light, but still lights the subject
My advice is not to use direct flash is it tends to burn out details. Use a small piece of white tissue paper over the flashgun. If you flashgun is a dedicated flash you can angle it towards the ceiling for bounce flash. Also you can alter the white balance in most digital cameras for incandescent lighting. So if you use Tungsten lights the photo will appear as normal.
Who made that lawnmower?
I build them from scrap flat styrene, bits of sprue and sliced styrene rod for the mower wheels topped off by bent wire push bars. The rider uses inverted shovels for a seat and wire bits for levers.
What a fabulous set of photographs of a fabulous narrowgauge layout ... me luvs em !!!!! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
You've captured all that endears such narrowgauge stuff to me.
You bounce off the walls with your camera while I bounce off the walls drooling over the detail. Wobblin Woodie just tickles me pink!!
Well done sir! :thumb: