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Re: DIY Photo stuff

Postby Incom » Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:44 pm

Darklord's extensive photo tutorial has practically become a mantra of some sorts. Great advice for everyone!

Haven't got enough posts yet to post pictures, but I made a lightbox from an Ikea Drona box. Google it and you'll see the one I mean. It's an awesome box, that is foldable. It's about 16" on all sides. I cut out the sides and top and attached pieces of an old white blouse in the gaps. I mainly use three desktop lights (sides and top) and have recently made two cloth backdrops (black and white). The backdrops attach inside to the back, using velcro. I drape them down in a slight bend and place my custom in the box.

I'm a bit of a photography nut as well and I always use a tri-pod for shooting my customs. Timer set at 2 secs (to prevent little shocks from me pressing down the shutter). ISO at the lowest, aperture widest (unless I'm shooting a figure pointing or aiming at the camera, then I up the aperture to F11 or something like that). Using these settings, I can even shoot great pictures in little to hardly any light. Just as long as the camera can focus on the subject.
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Re: DIY Photo stuff

Postby Jaiman » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:26 am

The way I take mine is using a light-cube. They're not expensive and they help you to produce very professional shots. They key is taking the photos in natural light. The cube material diffuses the light to give all-round coverage and eliminates harsh shadows.
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Re: DIY Photo stuff

Postby Incom » Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:13 am

Here's that lightbox I talked about:

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Re: DIY Photo stuff

Postby shapp » Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:16 pm

What is that made out of Incom? I've wanted to make one but just haven't had the time to get around to it
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Re: DIY Photo stuff

Postby cosmicfantasycustoms » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:01 pm

wow, that is amazing.
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Re: DIY Photo stuff

Postby Incom » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:34 pm

shapp wrote:What is that made out of Incom? I've wanted to make one but just haven't had the time to get around to it


I took an Ikea Drona box (http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30219281/), cut out the sides and top, attached cut out piece of an old white blouse and that's it. Later I added a black and a white backdrop, made of lengths of smooth cotton fabric. These are held in place by a strip of velcro in the back of the box.

It's perfect for 1/18 as well as 1/6 scale figures and (small) vehicles. For larger pieces I just hang up a large sheet of black or white fabric and turn on a couple of desktop lights.

I always use a tripod and a 2sec delay on my camera.
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Re: DIY Photo stuff

Postby Incom » Sat Dec 07, 2013 2:20 pm

Now, this is a really neat little product! If they'd only put in a black and grey background, instead of all those neon coloured ones....

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/502 ... me_popular
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