Reason to photograph outside

Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by MasonJar, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

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  2. LoudMusic

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    I've got three words for this.

    Shadows, shadows, shadows.
  3. zedob

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    I used a slide projector to create the shadows on my diorama for the Layout Party, which did a good job of simulating old Sol. I wouldn't use it to light my layout, but for a staged shot of a model that is stuck to the layout, or if the weather outside stinks, this is a real easy fix.

    http://www.the-gauge.com/showpost.php?p=188490&postcount=92
  4. LoudMusic

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    Yeah, pretty much you're modeling the Sun. One seriously intense light source. But as you say, it's not good for regular lighting of a layout. Though I'm sure some people have come up with some clever ways of making "dioramas" within their layout which have independant light sources.
  5. msowsun

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    It is possible to get good results indoors too if you have a good lighting setup. These shots were taken at our club layout with just overhead flourescent lighting.
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