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UnfortunateWound Inactive Member21 Jan 2013 3:15 p.m. PST

Just what it says on the tin: pics and a guide.

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The Dread Pirate GeorgeD21 Jan 2013 4:37 p.m. PST

I would love to give you some positive feedback about your methods, but for me the pictures are far to blurry to be able to tell anything. Maybe I need new reading glasses.

Cheers.
GeorgeD

UnfortunateWound Inactive Member21 Jan 2013 5:03 p.m. PST

It's not you. They looked a lot better on the camera, and I apologise. I'm just not sure how to make the photos look any better with the lights and camera I have available.

Sundance Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2013 5:29 p.m. PST

Does your camera have a macro setting? Use that and frontlight the figures (don't use the camera flash, though – that will white them out). I can usually get very good results showing the figures up close and personal.

gisbygeo22 Jan 2013 12:00 a.m. PST

Also, don't try and take pictures of something with stuff far behind it (more figures, etc) because your camera's auto-focus will usually get confused and focus to the back. You'll have blurry crap in the front, and tiny in focus stuff behind it.

UnfortunateWound Inactive Member22 Jan 2013 3:18 a.m. PST

Roger that guys. Next time I have the models to hand and some spare time I'll try doing it in small batches with frontlighting. Is macro the "28 inches or less" option?

spontoon Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2013 12:58 p.m. PST

H'mm must try that, too! Unless I can get my son to use his camera and better skills for me!

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