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Author Topic: Using Backdrops for Your Photos.....And So On.  (Read 4957 times)

Offline Keith

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Re: Using Backdrops for Your Photos.....And So On.
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2012, 01:20:52 PM »
I often wondered about using a picture on the computer monitor behind the figures.

It may need a polarising filter to cut out reflections and the brightness dropping down but it would make a Martian landscape possible...

A problem with this is that you'd need a very fast shutter speed or you'll pick up the screen refresh as a big line.
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Offline Blackwolf

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Re: Using Backdrops for Your Photos.....And So On.
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2012, 08:43:48 AM »
Keith,your stuff is brilliant :-* :-* :-*

Sorry I missed these posts; holiday snaps are great for backdrops :) And these days I'm always on the look out for interesting buildings and so forth.
  Good advice on the blur too Keith :) Another trick I use is to photograph the backdrop twice,first with ones scenery and then again (perhaps with some of the scenery moved),print this off and one gets a wonderful depth.

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Offline Snafu

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Re: Using Backdrops for Your Photos.....And So On.
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2012, 04:24:53 PM »
I like to use the free Software GIMP for the manipulation, ehm, optimization of my miniature pictures.

Heres my old friend Yeti  in his home cave.

Here you can see him together with the author having some free days in San Francisco.

Here he is in a somewhat more natural environment.

Too old to Rock'n'Roll, too young to die, perfect for tabletop adventures;)


Offline haydn

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Re: Using Backdrops for Your Photos.....And So On.
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2012, 11:56:18 AM »
Just a note on printing back drops, use Matt (Photo) paper not glossy (like I did :'().
that damn reflections... :-[
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