Spring 2012

Spring 2012
by ani

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I did not met this kind of term yet but I think that you may use fill rate for that and be understood well. Also, it is not misleading to say just "object size" or "object dimensions" in other cases of talking about photos because it always refers to perceptible object size. It happens so that photos are fit to media or resized to fit the media in most ...


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Just addressing the light tent bit of your question: You can get white plastic shower curtains from ikea for very little money. With bamboo canes form the garden centre (or even chairs) and some tape you can make a pretty servicable table-sized light tent. This works better than a white bedsheet as if it ends up in shot the weave of the fabric can show up....


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Well you asked a loaded question for sure. Music and photography have a similar language. In order to communicate ideas, you need to know how to speak the language. You also need to have the gear and skills of how to use it. Remember the camera is as dumb as a rock. Ok, here goes. If I told you I was a professional photographer and was asked to write a ...


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I'm a novice photographer. The best advice I can give is using macro, good lighting and some post production using software's like adobe lightroom. Since you're trying to photograph board games, that usually involve small dice and other tiny 'accessories', I really recommend using the macro mode on your camera. The macro mode is basically a setting in ...


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To complement other answers: there is a lot you can do in post production as well. Here's what can be achieved after playing 5 minutes in Lightroom: EDIT - after using the dehaze filter:


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... so what other lighting options do I have? Get flash gear and learn off-camera lighting. Off-camera lighting is the go-to knowledge for most product-photography. You'd have outgrown a light tent pretty fast anyway. Might as well start out with umbrellas and lights on stands with radio triggers, and have all the control. If your advanced compact has a ...


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Re studio and ": I can't fit an entire board into a small light tent.": for a still-life, you can do without a formal or elaborate "studio". If you use a reasonable tripod, you can take an exposure time that's as long as necessary to handle the "available light". And that's the specific term you can search on for more about available light photography. So, ...


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I'm not a photography expert at all, but I have spent my whole life playing, buying, and most importantly looking at pictures of games of various kinds. I also have painted many miniatures and developed ways to take good pictures of them without spending a lot of money on serious photo equipment over the years. So here are some thoughts from a gamer ...


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Get a polarizer filter. You'd typically want the "circular" ones, though in this day and age you'd be hard-pressed to find one that's not. I noticed that your first and third shots show some reflection due to the board's gloss---you can remove that with a polarizer. Though most cameras not featuring an interchangeable lens system don't allow filters to be ...


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This feedback covers the framing of the shots, less the technical aspect of it. I would dig more into the feedback you got - I was told recently that my image work needed to improve. What is important to the editors? I wouldn´t worry about taking the games outside during winter, unless this is where the boardgames are beeing played. One idea to take the ...


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I didn't take the photo so I can't say for sure, but there are a couple of possible answers. He could have taken several photos (i.e. one without the shoe, one with someone's foot in the shoe holding it up, or one of just the shoe) and photoshopped them together. It's also possible that there's something behind the shoe that we can't see holding it up. A ...


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With a camera. And some post processing. And maybe some CGI. I'm not saying this is how he did it, but it would be fairly easy to hang the shoe by a thin piece of monofilament fishing line and then remove it in post by cloning in a blurry power pole (Kind of like the one that is exactly where a support line would be) in the far background to cover your ...


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The shutterstock photo was clearly (!) made with a real lemon slice inside an acrylic "ice" cube. The process used is the same as that used to encase insects and dried flowers in crystal shapes for novelty trinkets such as key-chains and zipper pulls. After the cube was polymerized, it was polished and buffed to soften the edges and smooth the surfaces. ...



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