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Author Topic: Using a photo backdrop, my setup  (Read 2942 times)

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Using a photo backdrop, my setup
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2020, 08:15:27 PM »
Unfortunately not!  :'(
Only a small Sony. I would like to learn more about using backdrops. My last try is this:
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Offline BZ

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Re: Using a photo backdrop, my setup
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2020, 08:33:32 PM »
Unfortunately not!  :'(
Only a small Sony. I would like to learn more about using backdrops. My last try is this:
Me neither. I use macro extension tubes, but there is a blind spot where without it is too wide, with it its too narrow...
You should maybe try to use some natural looking light source, because your foreground is a bit too dark. I use my painting desk lamp (with variable color temperature), but I also have a light box (made of a plastic box, tin foil, thin-white packing paper and a daylight bulb, cost maybe 12 euros).
And try to tilt the background photo, to get rid of the flare. I had to set it in negative angle (so bent in the front), to eliminate it.

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Using a photo backdrop, my setup
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2020, 08:35:02 PM »
Very good pieces of advice! I'll try to apply them next time. Thanks!

Offline Anatoli

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Re: Using a photo backdrop, my setup
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2020, 10:48:53 AM »
I can also share a tip to take photos in front of a computer screen with a background of your choice. Works really well  :)

Offline Ragnar

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Re: Using a photo backdrop, my setup
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2020, 08:48:20 PM »
I can also share a tip to take photos in front of a computer screen with a background of your choice. Works really well  :)

I did that once with some sci-fi figures as I wanted to create character cards.  Turned out well although I think those pictures are long gone now.
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Offline fred

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Re: Using a photo backdrop, my setup
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2020, 08:15:39 PM »
I’ve done this a couple of times - took a bit of setting up to get the figures the right height, but it is so easy to find all sorts of different styles of backgrounds to use

Offline Phil Portway

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Re: Using a photo backdrop, my setup
« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2021, 11:44:43 AM »
Some great advice chaps!, cheers. Hopefully I can improve my pictures
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Offline Hammers

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Re: Using a photo backdrop, my setup
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2021, 09:50:13 AM »
Well done chaps. I like seeing how you experiment to sharpen your game.