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#1 Esteban Loco

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 09:23 AM

For me, photographing my completed models is like a separate hobby. As such, I consider it an artform and the photos I take as art.

I like to photograph the cars in real world situations using the 'forced perspective' techniques of extreme closeup shots of the subject with various real world backgrounds. I also like to experiment with different camera angles. I don't edit my photos at all. The pictures speak for themselves.

Most will agree that the '32 Ford roadster is an artform all by itself so you really can't go wrong.
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I've included a sample of my photos. The one with the horse in the background happened totally by accident. I was taking pictures and he just appeared. It looks like the horse is far away but he was actually just 10-20 yards from my vantage point.

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 09:33 AM

Steve, those pictures are absolutely beautiful. I agree that photographing the finished product can become a separate hobby within the hobby. I've been starting to experiment with just different settings on the camera while taking in progress pics at my bench, but I have a couple builds that are near completion that are going to be experiments for the outdoor photo shoots as well. B)

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 09:43 AM

Hey thanks. One thing I should mention is that you need to set your camera for macro or extreme closeup and then get as close as possible. I have a 'travelling photo studio' that consists of a Black & Decker workmate folding table, a stool (for me) and a 2' x 3' piece of black posterboard (looks like blacktop in the pictures). Obviously you need to be outside. Cloudy days are okay and sometimes desirable.

Thanks again, Stevie

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 09:58 AM

Nice perspective on these! They do look realistic. Well, the mirrored "pond" needs some walk on water powder. .. I'm just kidding. :) I really like your photos.

I've been wanting to get some photos like this recently and have been debating what kind of diorama board to make up for traveling. You're simple black posterboard sounds like a good simple solution.

I've always been also interested in photography since I was young, so equipment there is not a problem. I keep worrying about which lens, how high to place the model (like the table you mention)' perspective relationship of model to background, etc. etc. I know.. just get out and try something! Your photos give me a push to do it. :)

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 11:07 AM

I like the shot with the horse in the background. :)

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 12:17 PM

I like the shot with the horse in the background. :angry:

That would have been a great one for "Real or Model"!!! And just for the record, you would have probably really fooled me with it, too. I would have said "REAL"!! :rolleyes: