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Taking pictures of large Castles.

Postby Sir Terrance » Thu Feb 19, 2004 4:01 am

Ok, lets say you have this fairly large castle (about 200x150 studs) and you want to take a nice picture. The thing is that you want to keep the background very uncluttered. Here is a nice background, sadly only good for small models : http://www.foundrydx.com/works.html. anyway so if anyone has got an idea, please post a response. Thank you for anyone who contributes.

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Re: Taking pictures of large Castles.

Postby Jojo » Thu Feb 19, 2004 12:42 pm

Hello!


Taking pictures with an uncluttered background is a good idea. For my Castle Falckenstein I clamped a sheet between my wardrobe and a standard lamp. That's bee quite a wobbly construction... For taking pics of my tower I evacuated (and I mean "evacuated") the stuff against a white wall in my kitchen. That wasn't wobbly but exhausting.
However, I would strongly recommend to take pictures with a clear background. Thus the attention is strictly drawn to the object (your MOC) and not distracted by your shoes or your dirty linen in the background.


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Postby Sir Terrance » Thu Feb 19, 2004 8:03 pm

Thanks Jojo, and I also have one more idea. Maybe if I was to put the castle on a green sheet that looks like grass, and suspend a blue sheet behind it. Sort of making a scene yet keeping the background nice and uncluttered.
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Postby Bruce N H » Thu Feb 19, 2004 8:38 pm

I've got two pieces of cloth I got at a sewing supply store--one in light blue (daytime), one in dark navy blue (nighttime)--that I pin to the wall behind my MOCs. E.g.:
http://www.ozbricks.com/bricktales/lotr ... 08-02.html
http://www.ozbricks.com/bricktales/lotr ... 02-01.html
Notice in one photo it's wrinkled. I usually use photoshop to cover up things like that. I guess I forgot on that one.

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Postby Dragon Master » Sat Feb 21, 2004 3:10 pm

Wow, thats a really great idea for time of day Bruce. Now if I could only figure out how to change the weather!

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Postby Bruce N H » Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:21 pm

DM,

I tried making clouds out of white felt, but decided they looked cheesy, so I haven't used them since:

http://www.ozbricks.com/bricktales/lotr ... 02-02.html

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