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Offline Ragnar

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Using a photo backdrop, my setup
« on: April 09, 2020, 10:13:20 AM »
For those interested, I photographed some figures today, and this is typical of the setup I might use.  Photo was bought off Ebay.




And after cropping etc, this is the end result.  To be honest, I could have had the photo a bit closer but I don't mind the blurry background look.

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Re: Using a photo backdrop, my setup
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2020, 02:20:00 PM »
Ragnar - I missed this first time.

The blurry background is something people actively seek - often unsuccessfully :) .  But it would be interesting to see some photos using your background when it is not blurry. It’s an attractive backdrop which I think should be part of the photo - let’s face it, if you want the blurred background to enhance the subject, almost any background will do.

Have you got examples where that particular background is in focus?

EDIT Just found an example of what I was talking about that you posted on a different topic. Very nice...!

Doug
« Last Edit: October 06, 2020, 02:25:46 PM by Doug ex-em4 »

Offline Ragnar

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Re: Using a photo backdrop, my setup
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2020, 04:23:01 AM »
Good point Doug, I was probably being lazy that day.


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Re: Using a photo backdrop, my setup
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2020, 06:54:14 AM »
That looks very good  :-*

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Re: Using a photo backdrop, my setup
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2020, 07:04:55 AM »
The idea to shoot the miniatures on an elevated grass base is very inspiring, thanks for sharing!
I'll be following this thread with great interest, it would be desirable to see more examples of your photo sessions! Cheers!
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Re: Using a photo backdrop, my setup
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2020, 02:52:11 AM »
Thanks chaps.

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Re: Using a photo backdrop, my setup
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2020, 06:43:39 AM »
Good point Doug, I was probably being lazy that day.


Now that is a great picture! Not lazy at all...
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Re: Using a photo backdrop, my setup
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2020, 03:36:01 PM »
I use a stock photo, printed out in 60cm x 40cm size by an online printing service. It was by far the cheapest option, 7 euros with delivery. I would show my setup, but i dont know how to insert a picture here...

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Re: Using a photo backdrop, my setup
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2020, 03:48:39 PM »
I can’t tell...how is the photo propped up in the OP?

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Re: Using a photo backdrop, my setup
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2020, 07:53:48 PM »
Jack, the print is just naturally curved and balances there while I take the photos.  I did consider making a stand to prop it up but... it works fine as is.

@BZ, check here: http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=102903.0

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Re: Using a photo backdrop, my setup
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2020, 07:55:38 PM »
Jack, the print is just naturally curved and balances there while I take the photos.  I did consider making a stand to prop it up but... it works fine as is.

@BZ, check here: http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=102903.0
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Re: Using a photo backdrop, my setup
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2020, 08:01:37 PM »
I use a stock photo, printed out in 60cm x 40cm size by an online printing service. It was by far the cheapest option, 7 euros with delivery. I would show my setup, but i dont know how to insert a picture here...
So there is my photo setting with the print:

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Re: Using a photo backdrop, my setup
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2020, 08:03:15 PM »
And an example picture:
« Last Edit: November 03, 2020, 08:05:40 PM by BZ »

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Re: Using a photo backdrop, my setup
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2020, 08:04:29 PM »
Very nice!

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Re: Using a photo backdrop, my setup
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2020, 08:12:42 PM »
Very nice!
Thanks!
Do you use a macro lens?