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#1 OFFLINE   Ferosso

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 01:53 PM

Hello everybody,

I registered here quite some time ago, but I haven't posted much, as you can see.
I recently started collecting model cars again, after a long break. I really like JDM cars, and that's basically what I'm aiming my collection towards.

Since I'm a photographer too, I love to take pictures of the cars! And that's why I'm completely in love with Ignition Model, because their details are amazing, and the paintjob looks real.
My setup is basically the backside of a poster, taped to a shoebox so the background looks smooth and doesn't cast shadows.
I shoot with a 5D MKII with a 16-35mm on 35mm, I shoot on F/22.0, and between 1,5-4,2 seconds shutter time, and ISO 50.

Then I use my LED light stick to "paint" or "shower" the cars in light, while the shutter is open. It makes for a ton of possibilities.
Even though it's just a single light source, you have plenty of time to play around and get different results, even just with 2,5 seconds shutter time.

You can see a picture of my "studio" below!
I hope you like the pictures :danke:



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#2 OFFLINE   ironsim

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 01:59 PM

That looks very good, love the models too! Welcome to DX!

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 02:14 PM

Very Nice Shots! :eusa_clap:

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 02:57 PM

Great results, Ferosso!! :coolpics:
I enjoy to take photos of my models, too. More focussed on low-light, but my „studio“ looks pretty much like yours. :occasion14:
https://www.diecastx...82#entry4037282

Looking forward to see more pictures here...

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 09:15 PM

Hey I know you from Insta :welcome:  Very cool photos, I love the RX-7 especially :drool5:

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 09:41 PM

Oh damn! I have no idea what any of the technical things mean, but the pics look awesome. What is your instagram username?
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Posted 16 February 2019 - 05:49 AM

Great work :eusa_clap:
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Posted 16 February 2019 - 09:06 AM

Those are some brilliant shots. The very first pic is a ad material. Fantastic shots..
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Posted 16 February 2019 - 09:36 AM

View Postironsim, on 15 February 2019 - 01:59 PM, said:

That looks very good, love the models too! Welcome to DX!

View PostD N, on 15 February 2019 - 02:14 PM, said:

Very Nice Shots! :eusa_clap:


View Postchannabasanna, on 16 February 2019 - 09:06 AM, said:

Those are some brilliant shots. The very first pic is a ad material. Fantastic shots..
Welcome to DX.


View PostT1000, on 16 February 2019 - 05:49 AM, said:

Great work :eusa_clap:

Thank you everybody for the nice words!



View Postvulpex, on 15 February 2019 - 02:57 PM, said:

Great results, Ferosso!! :coolpics:
I enjoy to take photos of my models, too. More focussed on low-light, but my „studio“ looks pretty much like yours. :occasion14:
https://www.diecastx...82#entry4037282

Looking forward to see more pictures here...

Thank you! I love your pictures, they have a very classy style. Fits very well with the classic models you've been shooting!


View PostBaseGTR, on 15 February 2019 - 09:15 PM, said:

Hey I know you from Insta :welcome:  Very cool photos, I love the RX-7 especially :drool5:

That's true! Thanks for the help with the OTTO model, even though the result was a bit iffy  :rolleyes:


View PostStratosWRC, on 15 February 2019 - 09:41 PM, said:

Oh damn! I have no idea what any of the technical things mean, but the pics look awesome. What is your instagram username?

Thanks buddy! My instagram is called @minimodel.dk - https://instagram.com/minimodel.dk/

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Posted 16 February 2019 - 12:08 PM

View PostFerosso, on 16 February 2019 - 09:36 AM, said:

View PostBaseGTR, on 15 February 2019 - 09:15 PM, said:

Hey I know you from Insta :welcome:  Very cool photos, I love the RX-7 especially :drool5:

That's true! Thanks for the help with the OTTO model, even though the result was a bit iffy  :rolleyes:

No problem, I'd reccomend getting a small paintbrush & some matt black paint to paint the centre and lugnuts, it will make the wheels much more realistic.
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Posted 16 February 2019 - 02:50 PM

nice photos. didnt know you was registered here.

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 08:57 AM

That Civic looks SO real!!!

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 11:01 PM

Stunning pictures! The models all look incredible in the pictures :O

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 11:40 PM

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Wow. Thanks for sharing. I have been struggling to get a 'full-white' background.

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Posted 26 February 2019 - 04:57 AM

Nice to see another photographer here. Check out stirling_moss' work in the multi scale threads. Have you tried focus stacking yet?

View PostStratosWRC, on 15 February 2019 - 09:41 PM, said:

Oh damn! I have no idea what any of the technical things mean...
LOL - really? deja vu response (in my thread years ago!)
I would have thought you might have picked up some knowledge over the years. ;)
j/k
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Posted 27 February 2019 - 07:30 PM

Very nice!. Are you just moving the light source around the cars while the shutter is open for 2.5 seconds and up?. Do you have to do post editing?

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 08:44 PM

View PostJRP, on 26 February 2019 - 04:57 AM, said:

View PostStratosWRC, on 15 February 2019 - 09:41 PM, said:

Oh damn! I have no idea what any of the technical things mean...
LOL - really? deja vu response (in my thread years ago!)
I would have thought you might have picked up some knowledge over the years. ;)
j/k

Nope still hopeless until I get a proper camera
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Posted 28 March 2019 - 06:38 AM

View PostVision, on 27 February 2019 - 07:30 PM, said:

Very nice!. Are you just moving the light source around the cars while the shutter is open for 2.5 seconds and up?. Do you have to do post editing?

Hey! Yeah that's pretty much what I do. I just wave it around randomly until I see a reflection or lighting that I like, then I move on to the next angle.
There is a lot of Photoshop work for the pictures though, as the background is rarely completely white. The cars themselves are more or less as shot on the camera, but the background often needs a more or less heavy amount of processing.

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 08:51 PM

How did I miss this? The 2 best looking g JDM cars together at once :)

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Posted 07 April 2019 - 03:04 AM

Super simple setup with super cool results. Love the first two shots! That Red RX7 looks lovely.

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Posted 17 February 2021 - 06:01 PM

nice

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Posted 21 February 2021 - 02:51 AM

Very nice photos and nice selection of models too. :eusa_clap:
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Posted 08 March 2021 - 05:24 AM

Stunning results, keep up the good work! :10:

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Posted 24 March 2021 - 03:17 PM

Amazing :10:




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