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Photo backdrop idea

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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.

FL000008.jpg

Here's the poster size cut to sort of scale it down to look close to the right scale (1/24-25).

backdrop_and_lighting.jpg

Here's the same poster and model.

359sbfaoutback.jpg

yellowoutback.jpg

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

xoutfront.jpg

trailerbreezeway.jpg

Same backdrop, just a different truck and angle as the first view.

Here's another with the same backdrop.

357123sidefront.jpg

This view has nice sky color, but I can't seem to get the models to match the perspective of the real trucks.

constrreadyrow.jpg

dumperrow.jpg

359ready.jpg

Here are a couple of others.

white379back.jpg

deweyoutback.jpg

wbbreezeway.jpg

388outback.jpg

schlumfront.jpg

bjsoutback.jpg

blue379outback.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.aplus.net/facback.htm

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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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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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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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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.

Tim

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Very nice work Tim

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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.

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