Thursday, 4 February 2016

More Flint & Feather Finished...& how I take my pictures

Here's some pictures of the Flint & Feather 28mm Huron/Iroquois that were on the painting stands in the last post, but are now finished.

These sculpts are so cool & great fun to paint.






I took a bunch of photos this morning of the Dad's Army figures, so I will be posting those over the next few days.
My photo setup is very simple - an Olympus VG-160 compact with a mini  bendy tripod, a paper background I found on the internet & printed out, something to fix the background to (like an empty bottle or ornament), plonk the whole lot on the dining room table, open the vertical blinds right up on the sliding door, and let the indirect morning light provide enough natural light. The next bit is crucial- edit the pictures with the basic picture editing software that comes with Windows. This includes enhancing the colour by clicking on something white - try leaving the paper background with a white border, or insert a white something into the edge of your photo - this will really improve the colour balance. Then crop it to what looks about right, and compress the image to "document" size.

All the best,

John.

9 comments:

  1. Great work again John! Looking forward to the Dad's Army photos!

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    1. Thanks again mate :-)
      Hoping to get some posted up tomorrow.

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  2. Those are amazing John. Great stuff!

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    1. Ahoy there Mr Nick! Thanks mate:)
      Have you gone back to "that place" yet?
      My good lady & the youngsters were all back this week - and feeling rather tired now :)

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    2. Yep. Week one done and dusted. New level (Yr 5) - half the children I have taught before, which is nice. They're all on Chromebooks, which is pretty cool...though the "team" is doing the whole collaborative "one bunch of children, three teachers" thing, which is all rather unsettling for your truly. I'd much rather be left alone with my own class...

      http://battenteamola2016.blogspot.co.nz/

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  3. Lovely, and I especially like the wolves cloak and headdress.

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    1. Hi Lawrence, glad you like them. Great sculpting makes painting so much easier.

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  4. As I said in the previous post, love your work here. Thanks also for the mini photo tutorial.

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