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    Red face Gundam

    http://elrilmatheren.multiply.com/photos/album/31

    Need suggestions on how to take a better picture of them.
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    I love Gundams... here's a cheap way to get good results in taking gundam photos...

    1) A piece of paper to curve against the wall as your background - seamless background
    2) Offset the flash with a extension cord or bounce or use a spotlight



    Have fun!
    Last edited by Zplus; 17th March 2006 at 03:11 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zplus
    I love Gundams... here's a cheap way to get good results in taking gundam photos...

    1) A piece of paper to curve against the wall as your background - seamless background
    2) Offset the flash with a extension cord or bounce or use a spotlight



    Have fun!
    go buy mahjong paper... works like a charm...

    anyway, i prefer in tis way...

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    If you are looking for impact, then:
    Lower angle and wide(er) angle lens. If possible, something like minature trees, cars, tanks in the background. You expect to look upwards at something as large as the Gundam units in real life.

    If you just want a relatively well lit shot, then the suggestion by Zplus is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verywierd
    If you are looking for impact, then:
    Lower angle and wide(er) angle lens. If possible, something like minature trees, cars, tanks in the background. You expect to look upwards at something as large as the Gundam units in real life.

    If you just want a relatively well lit shot, then the suggestion by Zplus is fine.
    fisheye from below... but the work on the model must be very good... cos nearer = see more defects... and use macro also can... black background den take toothbrush dip in white paint, den use another brush to rub the brush to get a 'starry' background...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    go buy mahjong paper... works like a charm...

    anyway, i prefer in tis way...
    Nice setup... Has bounce built in and also underlighting... eliminates shadows... Good stuff
    Mine's quick and dirty...

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    hehe.. best~~~ use a tent~

    work like a charm~~~ hehehhee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluestrike
    hehe.. best~~~ use a tent~

    work like a charm~~~ hehehhee
    Totally agree. This would solve all the other problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluestrike
    hehe.. best~~~ use a tent~

    work like a charm~~~ hehehhee
    Yup... and costs several Gundams too...

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    I would prefer to use a darker background, and hard lighting, just like sun light, so I find you lighting set up is good enough, just need to move you light to 45 right or left, put a big white board on the side as reflector, and the subject far far away from the background, so no shadow cast on like what you having now. You can shoot the subject from a low angle, so it looks more gigantic.

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    good post here~!

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    Hmmm,

    I'll go get mahjong paper and try again tonight.
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    I'm a Gundam Fan too... Just curious... your gundam models are of what scale??? 1/144 or 1/100 or even larger??? I collect Gundam W also... But my worksmanship not as good as you... The following is the list of my gundams:
    - Wing Gundam (1/100)
    - Wing Gundam Zero (1/100)
    - Wing Gundam Zero Custom (1/100)

    - Gundam Deathscythe (first version) (1/144)
    - Gundam Deathscythe (second version) (1/144)
    - Gundam Deathscythe Custom (1/144)

    - Gundam Heavy Arms (1/144)
    - Gundam Heavy Arms Custom (1/144)

    - Sandrock Gundam (1/144)
    - Sandrock Gundam Custom (1/144)

    - Senlong Gundam (1/144)
    - Senlong Gundam (second version) (1/144)
    - Gundam Natuku (1/144)

    - Gundam Epyon (1/144)

    Oh ya, I've bought a photobook with great pictures of the gundam models including those not commonly seen MS such as Leo, Virgo, Taurus etc...
    I am NOT a PROfessional photographer and photography is NOT my hobby

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    You can actually get some cheap vanguard sheets from popular. The tent works great btw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Youhong
    I'm a Gundam Fan too... Just curious... your gundam models are of what scale??? 1/144 or 1/100 or even larger??? I collect Gundam W also... But my worksmanship not as good as you... The following is the list of my gundams:
    - Wing Gundam (1/100)
    - Wing Gundam Zero (1/100)
    - Wing Gundam Zero Custom (1/100)

    - Gundam Deathscythe (first version) (1/144)
    - Gundam Deathscythe (second version) (1/144)
    - Gundam Deathscythe Custom (1/144)

    - Gundam Heavy Arms (1/144)
    - Gundam Heavy Arms Custom (1/144)

    - Sandrock Gundam (1/144)
    - Sandrock Gundam Custom (1/144)

    - Senlong Gundam (1/144)
    - Senlong Gundam (second version) (1/144)
    - Gundam Natuku (1/144)

    - Gundam Epyon (1/144)

    Oh ya, I've bought a photobook with great pictures of the gundam models including those not commonly seen MS such as Leo, Virgo, Taurus etc...
    Those in the photos are 1/144. I have a 1/75 Deathscythe. I have the whole set of Gundam Wing 1/144 models. Maybe 1 day I'll take them out for shoots.
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    Question Re: Gundam

    Here's my 2nd try on Gundam Deathscythe.





    These pictures are the results of this method suggested by Zplus. I've not bought the mahjong paper yet though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zplus
    1) A piece of paper to curve against the wall as your background - seamless background
    2) Offset the flash with a extension cord or bounce or use a spotlight

    Every Photo Speaks for its Photographer. 开心就好。
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    Quote Originally Posted by yilishengxian
    Here's my 2nd try on Gundam Deathscythe.

    These pictures are the results of this method suggested by Zplus. I've not bought the mahjong paper yet though.
    Not exactly what I had in mind... the paper needs to be seamless... since Deathscythe is large, you'd need majong paper or back of posters. If you lower your angle, your gundam will look bigger. Imagine u are a human looking up at Deathscythe! The camera should see that... then it will look big and menacing.

    Just shot one on a A4 paper to show you.... since A4 paper is small, I had to pick a small subject. Just imagine this is a studio shoot and your model is your scale model...

    An armoured VF-1J


    Here's the setup.... flash is fired with off shoe cord. Your Nikon should be able to do wireless flash if you have an external flash....
    Last edited by Zplus; 18th March 2006 at 02:41 AM.

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    These pictures were taken very long time ago... Paisae, my worksmanship not very good...
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    Gundam Heavy Arms Custom

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    Gundam Heavy Arms Custom

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    Gundam Deathscythe

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    Gundam Natuku

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    Wing Gundam
    Last edited by Youhong; 18th March 2006 at 07:31 AM.
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    Gundam Epyon
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    Very nice ..
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