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WW1 Aircraft Modeling => Photographing your Models => Topic started by: RAGIII on April 24, 2015, 12:20:44 AM

Title: Another Photo re-shoot: WNW Snipe and Added Roden 1/48th SE5a
Post by: RAGIII on April 24, 2015, 12:20:44 AM
I have taken some new photos of my WNW Snipe. If you recall the yellowed background of the originals these are much better. On the other hand still struggling with lighting. I have tried to throw up to 4 lights on the subject but the photos still appear a tad dark. I will attach the link to the Show us your Snipe thread where I have replaced the old photos and posted more of the re- shoot.
RAGIII

http://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=1717.30

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Title: Re: Another Photo re-shoot: WNW Snipe
Post by: radio on April 24, 2015, 12:30:13 AM
Exellent Rick.
Martin
Title: Re: Another Photo re-shoot: WNW Snipe
Post by: Michael Scarborough on April 24, 2015, 02:25:07 AM
Looks gorgeous, Rick.

Can you open up the aperture or extend the time of the exposure?

How 'bout shooting from a lower angle and having one of the lights about where your right shoulder is?

Cheers
Title: Re: Another Photo re-shoot: WNW Snipe
Post by: Epeeman on April 24, 2015, 03:01:14 AM

Hello, Rick -

Regardless of light levels, your Snipe still looks superb to me.

Regards

Dave
Title: Re: Another Photo re-shoot: WNW Snipe
Post by: lone modeller on April 24, 2015, 04:11:43 AM
Totally agree with Epeeman - that is a terrific model.
Title: Re: Another Photo re-shoot: WNW Snipe
Post by: RAGIII on April 24, 2015, 08:27:01 AM
Thanks guys. I did some more experimentation with settings. I took photos of my 1/48th Roden SE5a. I used Manual instead of custom and basically the only setting I changed was ISO. I think I almost have it right now... Fingers crossed!
RAGIII

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Title: Re: Another Photo re-shoot: WNW Snipe and Added Roden 1/48th SE5a
Post by: petrov27 on April 24, 2015, 09:19:42 AM
Looking good there - two fantastic builds!

Photos and lighting are a problem for me as well - is the white background possibly some issue with lighting? I noted a slight improvement in my pics when I went from white to a mid-blue backdrop - may have been just blind luck or a false impression though :)
Title: Re: Another Photo re-shoot: WNW Snipe
Post by: RAGIII on April 24, 2015, 10:43:36 AM
Looks gorgeous, Rick.

Can you open up the aperture or extend the time of the exposure?

How 'bout shooting from a lower angle and having one of the lights about where your right shoulder is?

Cheers

I found an option to set the aperture by accident. I was playing around with trying to figure out how to go plus or minus and wound up with it so wide open I could shoot in the dark  ??? So I need to find my booklet and actually re-read the directions.. Imagine that  8)
RAGIII
Title: Re: Another Photo re-shoot: WNW Snipe and Added Roden 1/48th SE5a
Post by: Flugzeugwerke on April 24, 2015, 11:10:24 AM
Getting better there Rick.

An inexpensive 50% grey card can really help you zero in on those settings.

FWIW I usually shoot with two highly diffused and not very bright light sources, using medium to small apertures and very long exposures (8-10 seconds typically).
Title: Re: Another Photo re-shoot: WNW Snipe and Added Roden 1/48th SE5a
Post by: Bluesfan on April 24, 2015, 06:55:38 PM
Fabulous models - I like the cool dark tones of the Snipe pic; but the rigging etc. on the SE is superlative.

I agree with Petrov, IMHO you'd help yourself a lot using a light grey or blue or even brown background, especially with dark subjects like these.
Another point is that you don't necessarily need more lights - I use three at most, usually two - but do make copious use of reflective surfaces eg. large white card, maybe a sheet or simply a nearby wall.

Brilliant!

Mark
Title: Re: Another Photo re-shoot: WNW Snipe and Added Roden 1/48th SE5a
Post by: ALBATROS1234 on April 24, 2015, 11:13:11 PM
great models, that se5a looks like 1/32
Title: Re: Another Photo re-shoot: WNW Snipe and Added Roden 1/48th SE5a
Post by: coyotemagic on April 25, 2015, 01:34:55 AM
Great photos of two really gorgeous models, Rick.  I agree with Scott.  Your SE5a looks like 1/32 scale.  Brilliant!
Cheers,
Bud
Title: Re: Another Photo re-shoot: WNW Snipe and Added Roden 1/48th SE5a
Post by: RAGIII on April 26, 2015, 09:07:12 AM
Great photos of two really gorgeous models, Rick.  I agree with Scott.  Your SE5a looks like 1/32 scale.  Brilliant!
Cheers,
Bud

Thanks guys. I appreciate the positive comments on the models and also the suggestions for better photos. I will continue to experiment. I think I may post the next re-shoot in the photography section as that is what this is really about.
RAGIII
Title: Re: Another Photo re-shoot: WNW Snipe and Added Roden 1/48th SE5a
Post by: RAGIII on April 26, 2015, 09:12:59 AM
Des,
Thanks for moving this thread to its proper location!
RAGIII
Title: Re: Another Photo re-shoot: WNW Snipe and Added Roden 1/48th SE5a
Post by: LaNeK779 on May 10, 2015, 02:48:06 AM
using medium to small apertures and very long exposures (8-10 seconds typically).

that is my preference too.

long exposure times at the lowest iso setting with mid to high aperture values and manual focus settings (some tripod work, too)

excellent builds RAGII, a source for inspiration!!
Title: Re: Another Photo re-shoot: WNW Snipe and Added Roden 1/48th SE5a
Post by: ermeio on May 10, 2015, 03:05:45 AM
Terrific models, RAG III
They are really superb!
Er me