Photo backdrop idea
Posted 29 November 2006 - 03:58 PM
I got to thinking that if I enlarge a photo of a real truck related location, I might be able to use the photo as a backdrop.
I selected several photos and sent them to www.yorkphoto.com to enlarge to 20x30 poster size.
Here's the poster size cut to sort of scale it down to look close to the right scale (1/24-25).
Here's the same poster and model.
Look close at the yellow and white P'bilt.. look behind the model at the yellow and white tractor.. same truck!
Here is another backdrop
Same backdrop, just a different truck and angle as the first view.
Here's another with the same backdrop.
This view has nice sky color, but I can't seem to get the models to match the perspective of the real trucks.
Here are a couple of others.
I am playing with lighting, positioning and diffusing of the lighting.
I have all winter to experiment.
Thanks for looking!
Additonal pics are on
Posted 29 November 2006 - 08:27 PM
This is a great idea. The photo's look very realistic.
Keep up the good work!
Posted 30 November 2006 - 05:02 AM
Beautiful stuff! Be careful not to get the camera level below normal eye level. Especially the eye level at which the background pictures were taken!
Very nice tip, well demonstrated! A+
Posted 30 November 2006 - 12:08 PM
Posted 30 November 2006 - 12:32 PM
That is the problem. Keeping the camera at eye level for the original photo AND keeping the model in perspective with the photo.
I wish I would have thought about backdrops when I snapped the original photos. I could have paced out the locations and planned the view.
Posted 02 December 2006 - 02:19 PM