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Photo Practice by enc86 Photo Practice by enc86
so i am trying to get better at taking photos of my models, so today i went out and took tons of of photos of my "fight with double evil" diorama [link] i wont discus how many photos i took but lets say it was somewhere near a trillion. there was only a hand full that i liked and while i wont post many this is one i liked because it shows my main Nazi zombie quite well.from this photo and the setting i put my camera on his face looks quite green lol. well good to know for next time, i doubt this will be the last time i have zombies in a diorama
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HeavenhairSixes Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish I could take photos of my minis like that - looks amazing!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
thanks dude! some of it was just nice light outdoors. i probably have more fun with the outdoor stuff than the indoor stuff.  but usually end up doing indoor cause its easier/less pain if something breaks XD
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HeavenhairSixes Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hear you - most of my mini pics have been outdoors, but I don't often get the weather for it!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
yea when i first started scale modeling a few years ago my indoor photos sucked BIG time so i was getting wayyyy better results having fun outdoors. but with a long winter here, i had to lean to do the indoor photography. which can me way more problematic and harder in its own right.

indoor photos i started and for the longest time just used this DIY Photo Booth and a pretty average camera. and honestly i still use a poster board for my backdrop.
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HeavenhairSixes Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have experimented with a similar set up but the colours were always way out with painted models.  Do you also use a flash?  Do you use special bulbs - I have heard of daylight or full spectrum bulbs?  It is fairly possible I just need a better camera...
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enc86 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015
i never use a flash and color can be a b$%# to get right. i do use "white" bulbs on my work station and for photos. took me about a year to realize that my work lights had a yellow tone and my photo lights were white, so the colors were always off. think the branding on my workspace bulbs are "reveal bulbs"(i have photography lighting now as well, but its a hassle for me to set up sometimes)

sometimes if color is off you can correct it with some editing, i know you are great at gimp but i like using "photoscape" for my photo editing(free,fast,easy) can do some simple tricks with that to make backgrounds more white or colors more vibrant.

and i hate to say it but sometimes cameras can make a world of difference but just messing with settings on them can make a big difference. alot of the time i over expose my work a little(turn up the exposure) and bring it all down in editing. anyways having a better camera is always good and you don't really need to have anything special or crazy for minis.
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JordanGreywolf Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh. So very "Weird Wars." Either that or "Return to Castle Wolfenstein." In what scale is this scene? It looks great!
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enc86 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
1/35 scale, and thanks dude.
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proxi-mity Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
fantastic... really :wow: ... and this photo is great :P
just looks amazing :D

:ahoy:
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enc86 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
thank you! the photos were harder than building and painting the model!
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proxi-mity Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
but it was worth it... because looks amazing :D
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XkashyuriX Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahah I want these models :)
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enc86 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
lol thanks! maybe someday ill put my work up for sale but i am nowhere near that level or skill yet.
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OLDREPTILE Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
awesome job man
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enc86 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
thanks man, i am slowly getting better at the photos. lol taking good photos is harder than building the models themselves.
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OLDREPTILE Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
lol i know it s my problem too gl man
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LarcenIII Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ohhh that's cool!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
thanks, it was harder to get the photo than to build the diorama lol.
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Coscomomo Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Very moody scene, it reminds me a tiny bit of Hellboy, the way you paint your colors is very effective! Very impressive, also, you did a very good job at taking the picture, nice composition.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
thanks a bunch, and yea the photos were the hardest part of the diorama.
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RaphaelGreen20 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Wow this is really good, also your camera must be very good to have it so clear on such a small object.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
wow, thanks and nope its a mid range camera lol about $120 bucks so maybe not even a mid range. this took a lot of experimentation and practice to get this shot. i use natural lighting,and background and the image has no digital effects or touch ups.lol it took me well longer than it should but it was wicked fun.and thanks again!
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KFHDay Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Love the angle :)
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
thank you,it was a very fun photo shoot,on a lazy afternoon.
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KFHDay Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
*like*
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RuxandraLache Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I adore this shot! :giggle:
Also, really love the texture you managed to give to the fence and the building. Amazing work as always!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
thank you, and this is without any digital touch ups.lol still trying to teach myself the photo end of model making.
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RuxandraLache Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, that's even more impressive. :clap:
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
thanks, i am always trying to improve
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gordonjugah Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student General Artist
That's a neat concept! But well, for professional photography, you might need a DSLR to adjust aperature, shutter speed and a lot more, needless adding some style to your photo's. But so far, it is a nice concept, but I would like it better if I can see the one who's aiming at the Nazi zombie!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
thanks still learning( started about 2 months ago) this diorama really wasn't designed for the photos, in the next diorama i am designing for easy photos and storytelling. and i have a few people with ps skills that are interested in helping out!
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gordonjugah Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Storytelling huh? This will be interesting! Wish you luck on that one! Nice knowing you!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
you too
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AlbertoCarrera Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
zombie nazis are cool!!

you see the movie?
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
thanks and witch movie, i watch tons or zombie and crappy b horrors. i remember this one called dead snow, man there's a epic nazi zombie battle!
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Smorgasfnord Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Stick with what you're doing, I love your style.
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
thanks man, always trying to improve.
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Quenta-Silmarillion Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
haha! Great shot!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
thanks man!
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BlueFox284 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Even in death, Nazi zombies are snappy dressers. . .:XD:
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
lol yup, man i don't support Nazis ,but man they had wicked awesome uniforms, they knew how to dress to impress
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KINGOOB Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Awesome job! Some really kickass paints!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
thanks man, i am slowly getting better at the figurines and the photos
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KINGOOB Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Sweet deal! Keep the coolness coming!
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
thanks man
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KINGOOB Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
:)
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EmiBox Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012   General Artist
Awesome! :DD I couldn't do anything like that 'cause I don't have much patience to small things. I'm more like.. "Joinery" -style, like I say it xd
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enc86 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
thanks, at first i was quite worried to work with something small but after some practice, it wasn't so scary.
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EmiBox Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012   General Artist
Yeah, I have been thinking if I should go practice that myself but I'm too busy right now (one reason is school)and I have little problems that I gotta fix :D But someday I'll go practice xD
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zelaznostopy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, just add a crosshair in the middle, an ammo gauge and it could be a really cool video game :D
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