Started by Hellscream333, April 11, 2012, 03:29:03 PM
Rules - Find a photo done by me that sucks. Post it here and I'll re-shoot it (as long as I haven't customized the object lol)
All your pictures are awesome!!But alright, I'll play your game of pots and kettles....http://www.shmax.com/img/transformers/figure/large/5000/5704.jpgMagnus is in too much shadow for my humble taste. I realize white on white is impossible but the edge retention is lost around the shoulder stacks. Plus I love this figure!!
I'm definitely interested in your set up. In the mean time I've been experimenting with popsicle sticks and cut outs from an old USPS envelope. http://shmax.com/img/transformers/figure/large/24000/24297.jpghttp://shmax.com/img/transformers/figure/large/24000/24293.jpgTape two popsicle sticks together end to end. Cut the cardboard to an appropriate size and shape and tape it to the popsicle stick. Use your new apparatus to stop light from hitting your subject. After that it's some careful post production and clean up. I've also recently discovered that using the airbrush tool in combination with a soft eraser does wonders for stray shadows. The airbrush is absolutely necessary when using the "Popsicle Blockers." The popsicle sticks keep your hands from entering the frame but they also minimize loose shadow outside of the subject. Despite this they do still leave a shadow that needs to be remedied. Even without this complication the subjects shadow is still something that needs a little fixing up because of the nature of white on white. The only thing that sucks is that this whole thing takes 3-4 times longer than just shooting any other colored object on white. But it works.
Then in PS I just macro a thin white border around the image
Quote from: spliffdizzle on April 25, 2012, 06:51:43 AMThen in PS I just macro a thin white border around the imageWhazzat mean?