Friday, March 6, 2009

Lego Love


Imperial Cutbacks!

Sam ( www.samwak.blogspot.com) got me onto Mike Stimpson's Flickr site last week. It makes my action figure photo taking skills look like the sad efforts of a drunken bat. With a hangover. WITH bad knees. AND a lisp.

All I can say is that these pics are lovingly taken. And if I were a Hello Kitty giggling school girl, I would gush that these are "SOOOOOOOOO CUUUUUUUUUUUUTTTTTTEEEEE!!!!!"











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8 comments:

ah lim said...

Now all you need is a new DSLR and expensive Macro lens so you can take lego pics that girls would say,"So cuuuuuteeeee!" LOL

Sam said...

Glad you like them pics. Any cheap SLR that will do manual and a cheap 50mm kit lens will do the job. The challenge at the end of the day is to light it well.

Chindiana said...

Lighting man, that's what I need to work on....

ah lim said...

Hmm... Yes Sam's right. That is if you're able to manipulate lighting to your needs, in which case you could since your figurines can be exposed to better lighting. But in outdoor photography, i presume you'll need better lens to capture the light that is needed to make a good photograph... any comments?

Chindiana said...

no sir Mr. Lim, no comments at all. you got it covered!

sam said...

The trick is never to light directly.If you don't have off camera flash, use a torch or table lamp. Shine the light onto a large white card to simulate diffused light source so your contrast is not too harsh.

Use black card to substract light and add depth and shadow.

If you want to shoot next to a window, make sure the light is not too harsh. And again, light control, build yourself a card box enclosure or even pile up books to control the light falling onto your character.

The key words here are 'light control'

sam said...

Oh yeah, the 50mm kit lens that opens up to f1.7 should also blur out most of your back ground, so less distraction. The kit lens is one of the cheapest wide aperature lens on the market. Shouldn't cost an arm and a leg.

Chindiana said...

Wah thanks for the tips Sam! Now I'm under MORE pressure to take better pics!