Need help photographing models

Started by RBTKraisee, August 03, 2023, 06:40:47 PM

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AlexanderJesse

Did not know that UK manufacturers did it also...

Btw a nice way to show of "incorrect" locos or wagons on a layout: for a test as part of an ongoing acquisition the manufacturerbrought along his show-off of the rolling material...
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Alexander

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AdeV

Quote from: RBTKraisee on August 12, 2023, 04:45:01 AMWhat do you guys think so far?

Ross.




The coach looks fantastic!

This is nothing whatsoever to do with the photo; but it'd be nice to see it bigger ("My legs are grey. My ears are gnarled. My eyes are old and bent."). With so few pixels on display (and even an old-ish DSLR will give far more pixels than even a 4K screen can show), a clickable zoomy version would be cool. I've no idea if the gallery here can do that though!
Cheers!
Ade

RBTKraisee

Oh!

Thanks for letting me know that. I actually uploaded a much bigger version to the gallery, and just copied & pasted the top link as I usually do - but clearly something isn't working quite the same way as before. I'll have to investigate!

Ross.

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RBTKraisee

#33
I'm using this post to experiment with different copy & paste options from the gallery...

Ross.

BBCode:


Thumbnail:


Medium:


Direct Link:
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/134/8374-120823044442-1347462194.jpeg

HTML Link:
<img src="https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/134/8374-120823044442-1347462194.jpeg" />

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AdeV

The "Medium" and "Thumbnail" were just the ticket  :thumbsup:

Nice! Your grab handles are amazing - I didn't even try to make mine that detailed...
Cheers!
Ade

RBTKraisee

So, the Medium option seems to work fairly well. I'll use that until the new image handling system is implemented by Chris & NGFTech at some point down the road.

Thanks for pointing that out to me!

Ross.

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chrism

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Quote from: AdeV on August 12, 2023, 07:54:53 PMThe "Medium" and "Thumbnail" were just the ticket  :thumbsup:

Nice! Your grab handles are amazing - I didn't even try to make mine that detailed...

On the old forum incarnation we could put in a link that showed the image sized for the thread display and when clicked would open the full-size image as a "popover" display which another click would close, rather than opening the gallery page for the image in a new window.

I guess that option isn't available in this incarnation, or is one of the things that still need to be added. I believe that many of the things to which we'd become accustomed were add-ons to the vanilla forum and gallery system so need to be added to this one, if possible and as & when time permits - also whilst leaving sufficient time to ensure that everything is working properly before risking breaking something with a further addition.

I was also trying the various link options at much the same time as you, Ross, with the same results as you.

RBTKraisee

#37
Yes Chris, and NGFTech says that the current gallery is temporary and they're working with the software developer to implement a better system.

The Medium option will work until they can get things in order - though I just realised that my entire archive of images in my gallery and all of my existing threads, now won't open full size any more :(

Maybe we can persuade NGFTech to implement the same tweak as before, and when the new system comes online the old system will just continue to work too.

Ross.

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All my available products are listed in the first post in my workbench thread.

Nbodger

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icairns

Here's a little device I sometimes use when photographing models.  It consists of two pieces of wood and a single piece of paper. 

The purpose of this is to eliminate any distracting background when taking photos straight-on.  It also eliminates a "hard edge" if photographing against a wall, for example.  See the photo of the Prestwins below.

Obviously, white paper, or any other colour can be used, as the background.  I built my device to fit a standard sheet of (U.S.) paper but larger sizes could be built.

Ian





Bealman

Excellent! Looks like they're floating in the sky!

But lighting must be important.... I can see no shadows!
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Newportnobby

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RBTKraisee

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Quote from: icairns on August 12, 2023, 09:22:46 PMHere's a little device I sometimes use when photographing models.  It consists of two pieces of wood and a single piece of paper. 

The purpose of this is to eliminate any distracting background when taking photos straight-on.  It also eliminates a "hard edge" if photographing against a wall, for example.  See the photo of the Prestwins below.

Obviously, white paper, or any other colour can be used, as the background.  I built my device to fit a standard sheet of (U.S.) paper but larger sizes could be built.

Ian






That looks great. I've already got some big sheets of white and black paper and I've been trying something similar, but the lighting was never quite right for my Pixel cellphone. Now I've got the DSLR I think things are improving and I can get back to trying this sort of "set".

@Bealman makes a great point - I'd be really interested to see your lighting setup, if you can possibly get a shot next time its all setup?

Cheers,

Ross.

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Steam Locomotive Wheel Dimensions: https://www.shorturl.at/xAEKW

All my available products are listed in the first post in my workbench thread.

RBTKraisee

Quote from: Nbodger on August 12, 2023, 08:23:20 PMOn BB posted images if you wish to enlarge, right mouse click and open image in a new tab

That's a good idea. Even if you are barred from all my threads for a week ;)

Ross.

---=== B Minus 2 Days ===---
"The meek shall inherit the Earth. The rest of us are going to the stars" -Robert Heinlein
An Ex-Pat Brit:  Two decades living in Florida and still an unhealthy shade of "British Tourist White"

Steam Locomotive Wheel Dimensions: https://www.shorturl.at/xAEKW

All my available products are listed in the first post in my workbench thread.

Newportnobby

Quote from: RBTKraisee on August 13, 2023, 05:13:58 PM
Quote from: Nbodger on August 12, 2023, 08:23:20 PMOn BB posted images if you wish to enlarge, right mouse click and open image in a new tab

That's a good idea. Even if you are barred from all my threads for a week ;)

Ross.

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@Nbodger I think the poor man is getting his Mikes and Micks mixed up :)

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