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#1 mackinac359

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 03:58 PM

Winter is about here (okay, it's gonna snow tonight). I need a nice indoor photo backdrop rather than plain old white poster board.

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.
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Here's the poster size cut to sort of scale it down to look close to the right scale (1/24-25).
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Here's the same poster and model.
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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
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Same backdrop, just a different truck and angle as the first view.
Here's another with the same backdrop.
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This view has nice sky color, but I can't seem to get the models to match the perspective of the real trucks.
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Here are a couple of others.
http://tahlborn.web....hite379back.jpg
http://tahlborn.web....eweyoutback.jpg
http://tahlborn.web....wbbreezeway.jpg
http://tahlborn.web..../388outback.jpg

http://tahlborn.web....schlumfront.jpg
http://tahlborn.web..../bjsoutback.jpg
http://tahlborn.web....e379outback.jpg

I am playing with lighting, positioning and diffusing of the lighting.
I have all winter to experiment.

Thanks for looking!


Tim
Additonal pics are on

http://tahlborn.web....net/facback.htm

#2 Old Albion

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 08:27 PM

Tim,

This is a great idea. The photo's look very realistic.

Keep up the good work!

Best Wishes

Dave Bates

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 05:02 AM

Tim,
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+
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Posted 30 November 2006 - 12:08 PM

That looks good . I am going to try and build a shop out of a box for the background . Keep up the good work. PS the temp droped from the 70's yesterday to the 30's today and this is Texas.

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 12:32 PM

Jarius
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.


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Posted 30 November 2006 - 06:27 PM

Very nice work Tim

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 02:19 PM

I like the Pete factory backdrops you have. Good photography. If you get any ideas for any others, like a truckstop or an interstate, I can send some photos of my travels. What you have here is really good though. I'm going to try it myself.