Please Help: Photographing My Models


NoBrakes
05-06-2002, 12:49 PM
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i was wondering, what is the best way to photograph my models???

do you have any sugestions??

how do you do it??

should i use a normal camera or a digital one??

should i enable the MACRO function??

how do i get rid off the reflections off the sun in the paint??

should i use mirrors to produce backlight, and if the answer is yes, how do i place them??

thank you all

modelfan1
05-06-2002, 06:01 PM
how do you do it??
get a camera is the first thing !

should i use a normal camera or a digital one??
another question-do you just want to post on the net or make hard photographs ?
if you just want to post on the net a digital is all you need,if you want real photos from a digital you'll need a photo maker to go with the camera $$$$$$$$ or take a floppy disc to a film developer to make prints

If you just want to make photographs a film camera is all you need...but
to put photos on the net you'll need to back to the film developer and have them put you're pix on a CD or get a scanner !

should i enable the MACRO function??
you only need "macro" for extreme close ups with a digital camera !
a "portrait kit" is good for a 35mm SLR camera when taking close ups



how do i get rid off the reflections off the sun in the paint??

move the camera around until the reflection is gone or use a graphics program on the computer to remove the reflections

should i use mirrors to produce backlight, and if the answer is yes, how do i place them??

mirrors cause too much light focused in one place, there are refelctors
to light up the area or a white bed sheet is good
Another good point is lighting,you should use photogrphic lights for lighting up the subject
Flourescent light can cause a greenish tint in the photo's.
Incandescent lights can cause a yellowish tint in the pix.

lastly,find a forum or club dedicated to photography it will be helpful.

:bandit: Mike

BBCivic
05-07-2002, 10:03 AM
NoBrakes,
you are there,

it's a test

BB:sun:

hirofkd
05-10-2002, 07:55 PM
A digital camera is more convenient these days. No extra time or cost for developing the photos.
Macro is a must, unless it has a good zooming capability. Macro also lets you take fish eye photos, creating an illusion that your model looks as big as a real car.
Reflection can be avoided by positioning the model in the right place, or find a place where the sun light can't reach.
Mirror will drop a very sharp highlight on a body, so a plastic plate or cardboard, covered with the dull side of aluminum foil would be more suitable, and it's cheap to make.

NoBrakes
05-10-2002, 08:16 PM
Thank you all for the great advice, i'll hoping that in this weekwend i able to take more pictures of my other models (current projects) and BBCivic models as well, if the weather allow it, so everybody cross your fingers.:)

when the pics are ready, i'll post rigth away........cheers.

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