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#76 Natman8000

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 08:22 PM

View PostKimT, on Apr 14 2009, 01:05 PM, said:

Hey! That's mine, so lay off :vader:
Guess I'll have to change now that you guys have it too  :cry_sad:
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 08:25 PM

View PostNatman8000, on Apr 14 2009, 09:22 PM, said:

Are you drunk?
I wish...
Just tired and worked up from finally ending the contest.
Guess it's time to sleep now.

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 11:31 PM

View PostKimT, on Apr 14 2009, 08:05 PM, said:

Hey! That's mine, so lay off :vader:
Guess I'll have to change now that you guys have it too  :cry_sad:

Haha! Everyone play nice and share the wallpapers  :wink:
...Or be the envy of all your friends and buy a print of one of them for your wall  :thumbup:   :grin:

Back on topic- Here's a couple of the new ones hot of the press!

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Posted 14 April 2009 - 11:35 PM

Those are some nice new shots of Greedo. Can we see a pic of your studio?
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Posted 14 April 2009 - 11:57 PM

View PostNatman8000, on Apr 14 2009, 11:35 PM, said:

Those are some nice new shots of Greedo. Can we see a pic of your studio?

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That made me smile- alas i have no studio, my photo's are taken in an incredibly low-tech way!
Indoor ones are usually just a piece of white A4 paper taped to the wall on my desk, its a great size for lego minifigs- think id stuggle with shooting anything larger though  :laugh:
A few pages back there's a post on how i light em- again pretty low-tech.
Glad you like the shots  :classic:

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 01:03 AM

View Postsmokebelch, on Apr 15 2009, 12:57 AM, said:

That made me smile- alas i have no studio, my photo's are taken in an incredibly low-tech way!
Indoor ones are usually just a piece of white A4 paper taped to the wall on my desk, its a great size for lego minifigs- think id stuggle with shooting anything larger though  :laugh:
A few pages back there's a post on how i light em- again pretty low-tech.

Wow, this would sound bad, if your pictures weren't of an incredibly high quality.

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 09:05 PM

I love the Greedo minfigure, I'm so glad I bought that set  :cry_happy:

Anyways, nice shots!  :classic:

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Posted 15 April 2009 - 09:47 PM

One word really:
Truly amazing photos  :thumbup:
All your pics are simply great.
I choosed the Stormtrooper in sunset for my desk pic  :wink:


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Posted 16 April 2009 - 02:08 AM

As did I. Very nice background
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Posted 16 April 2009 - 09:17 AM

I really like your pictures!

Could you tell us which lens / camara  and which aperture and shutter speed you have used.

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 10:56 AM

Thanks again for all the comments  :classic:

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Could you tell us which lens / camara  and which aperture and shutter speed you have used.
I've got a fujifilm S8100- only a bridge type camera so it has a fixed lens- have a look at the top of page 4 in this thread, i posted about what apertures etc... i use.

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 08:52 PM

Those pictures are awesome. In every way.

I was thinking of doing one myself, with a broken Speederbike and a dead Scout trooper (take off the helmet and replace his head with a skull) but I don't know if it'll work with my camera. I also tend to suck with stuff like composition.

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Posted 16 April 2009 - 10:25 PM

View PostAramor, on Apr 16 2009, 08:52 PM, said:

Those pictures are awesome. In every way.

I was thinking of doing one myself, with a broken Speederbike and a dead Scout trooper (take off the helmet and replace his head with a skull) but I don't know if it'll work with my camera. I also tend to suck with stuff like composition.

Thanks  :classic:
All i can say is give it a go  :thumbup:
So long as you have a digital camera you should have a macro setting, find an interesting backdrop/ location- a garden's always good for some endoresque scenery and shoot away!
The main thing is to take loads of pictures- for most of my shots i can take up to 50 photos of the same thing!. With digital you just delete the ones you dont like- i'll usually only end up with 1 or 2 that i really like. Get as close as the macro on your camera will allow you- for a good sense of scale its worth getting as low down as you can as well so your on the same level as the figs.
Try lots of different angles, just play around with the composition and see what looks best. If your shooting outdoors, try and do it on a sunny/ bright day for best results.

Let me know how you get on- and post the shots up in here, be cool to see em  :classic:

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 06:13 PM

New shot from today- was feeling in a silly mood  :D

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 06:51 PM

Ha ha nice back story. I wouldn't want to meet Ghost Trooper on a dark night or light night (Do they exist)? for that matter. Another great photo smokebelch.
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Posted 18 April 2009 - 09:17 AM

Thanks skipper 24  :classic:

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Posted 19 April 2009 - 10:27 PM

New Snowtrooper shot-
Did one very similar for the hasbro Snowtrooper action figure (up on my photostream), but thought id do a lego version as well  :classic:

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 12:03 AM

Thos photos are so good  :wub:  that I saved them; is that okay?
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Posted 20 April 2009 - 09:16 AM

View PostCloneCommanderDelta7, on Apr 20 2009, 12:03 AM, said:

Thos photos are so good  :wub:  that I saved them; is that okay?

Thanks very much  :classic:
Perfectly ok to save em for your own personal use. A lot of my shots make good wallpapers so very happy and flattered that people want to save them- just so long as they dont get reposted on the web, or used for any commercial purposes.

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 10:29 AM

View Postsmokebelch, on Apr 19 2009, 11:27 PM, said:

New Snowtrooper shot
Nice, as always tack-sharp, but to my taste you've gone a bit over board with photoshopping. All is too blue and over saturated.  :blush:
Yeah, I know: beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Seeing all the positive comments on your flickr pages I am clearly in the minority.  :grin:

BTW I have now purchased a 0.5W led light/torch which gives similar effect as your iPod Touch light.
Am now finetuning my technique with help of your advice given earlier.
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Posted 20 April 2009 - 11:26 AM

View PostUserNameInvalid, on Apr 20 2009, 10:29 AM, said:

Nice, as always tack-sharp, but to my taste you've gone a bit over board with photoshopping. All is too blue and over saturated.  :blush:
Yeah, I know: beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Seeing all the positive comments on your flickr pages I am clearly in the minority.  :grin:

BTW I have now purchased a 0.5W led light/torch which gives similar effect as your iPod Touch light.
Am now finetuning my technique with help of your advice given earlier.
*so much to learn, so little time*
Used a blue light for this, so no real photoshopping- was going for something a bit more stylised- the saturation mostly comes more from how close the light source was and the exposure time. The only editing was a wee bit of contrast adjustment, and framing.
But fair point about the saturation- its quite a hard one to get spot on with the white troopers, and a close up light source.
All comments gratefully received  :classic:

Good luck with your new light- be cool to see how you get on- post up your results  :thumbup:

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 02:45 PM

smokebelch, these shots are amazing!! You are awesome at taking these shots! :classic:
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 05:54 PM

Thanks General Armendariz  :classic:

Quick Indy shot from today (Bit off-topic as not Star Wars but seemed daft starting a new thread for one shot).
I took a couple of Star Wars ones too, but they didn't turn out how I wanted them too  :hmpf_bad:

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 05:55 PM

View Postsmokebelch, on Apr 21 2009, 06:54 PM, said:

Quick Indy shot from today (Bit off-topic as not Star Wars but seemed daft starting a new thread for one shot).
What do you mean off-topic?
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 07:52 PM

That Indy shot looks awesome.

One comment though, it reminds me of that scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Indy was wearing a German uniform in that scene. Maybe it would be cool to do it with Indy in a uniform? I don't know if there are green uniforms though...



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