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Dear /p/.

I once asked you about advices on improving photos of plastic models. Aside from kindly asking about what I did wrong with these ones and how to improve, I have few questions related:

1) I noticed that many photos I do have slight blur. I use tripod with self timer (10s) to avoid vibrations so I thought that would be enough. Or its not micro motion blur but rather diffraction effect? (I mostly shoot models with f/11).
2) Im still trying to make models looks more like "in motion". Aside from "Dutch angle" or close-ups, does background carry impact on motion feeling? I mean, how could I improve background aspect?
3) If I use sunlight coming by window as key light, is it enough to just use tinfoil covered desk as cheap reflected fill light? Should I use some sort of backlight? I was reading about three point lighting rules but most information is pretty basic so I dont know if I got that right.
4) I was thinking about using different colored light or rather - color foils placed before lightbulbs to change color of the light. Is this somewhat popular effect or it doesnt really bring much aside from mixing intense colors like red with blue?
5) Is it preferable to shoot with increased exposure level and if required lower it later when working on RAW files or its better to keep it normal? Those training photos were mostly made with +~1 EV as I noticed I frequently increase exposure in Darktable by around 0,3.
6) Can I actually damage my camera sensor by making photos of objects with clear sky as background? I mean, for proper details on object itself, it makes sky in question bloom out.
7) Kinda unrelated - why there is a restriction about posting photos above 1000px wide/long?

Photos I did as part of training are uploaded at : http://www.sabi-sif.mb4.pl/gunpla/hg-full-metal-panic-m9-gernsback/ and http://www.sabi-sif.mb4.pl/gunpla/hg-asw-g-29-gundam-astaroth-origin/

Thank you for any reply, advice or critique.

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I remember that light (shadows in particular) and composition was lacking the most before. Also, I don't know if using glass as stand this time actually improved overall look by reflections or not.

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And mentioned problem with increasing EV too much so I messed up colors completely. Again, can I actually damage my camera like this?

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And to avoid just spamming with images, one more question and sorry for asking so much - should I stick with Darktable or switch to Corel Paintshop? I have copy from bundle for 2019 edition, lifetime. And I cant afford Photoshop.

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>>3481581
1. Please show examples
2. That's more posing, tossing some dirt at it when you take the shot, setting off fireworks, etc.
3. look up "strobist101" he's using people and not models, but the principles are the same
4. Shooting with gels is definitely a popular look. Play with it and see if you find something you like. Typically, people will gel their key with one color and their fill with the first color's compliment.
5. Generally, it's whatever exposure level gives you the best results. Depending on conditions, that can vary, but I think the best answer to what you're really looking for is look up "exposure to the right"
6. You'll damage shit by pointing it directly at the sun for a long time (shorter times with longer focal lengths), that "bloom" you're seeing is the sky being over-exposed. This doesn't harm the camera.
7. Because a good shot is a good shot at any resolution, a bad shot is a bad shot at any resolution, and going full resolution just encourages pixel peeping and wankery that doesn't really affect most shots.

Since I'm giving you a bunch of stuff to read, it probably wouldn't be amiss to tell you to look up "cambridgeincolour tutorial" too
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>>3481596

About 1) - I mean something like this. It's 100% zoom of original 4000x6000 file, focus point was set on head. Of course, I don't post 4k anywhere, I use 2500 max but I know people who zoom all the way and complain about quality.

About gels, I cant really find the shop or anything but I have bunch of thin plastic sheets in different colors so I thought these could work too, with cheap home made frame.

I heard about exposure to the right method but sadly, my camera doesn't have option for live view of histogram so its all guessing.

Thank you for reading suggestions.

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>>3481596

And about movement - does this look a bit more like running caught in motion or its just as static as rest?

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>>3481615
I'm going to bet that a decent amount of that softness is due to your lens.

You'll probably also want to focus manually. Set it to live view mode then zoom in to get your focus right.

Also, that lens is softest on the wider focal lengths (just so you're aware).
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>>3481620
Pretty decent, but seems like having the torso leaning a little more to the left of frame would be more dynamic. I figure the best source of info on that kind of thing would be looking up animation tutorials.
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>>3481626

I cant really afford better lenses right now but you said I should rather stick to lower lengths like 35-75mm instead of all the way to 105?

>>3481629

Okay, gonna try that next time. I tried a little different footwork too but Im afraid it looks comical instead.

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I'm assuming you're using the kitlens, yeah? Since you're on a tripod make sure VR is turned off; the oscillating element can induce blur in situations like that.
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>>3481645
>I cant really afford better lenses right now but you said I should rather stick to lower lengths like 35-75mm instead of all the way to 105?
opposite. The wide (lower numbers) are worse.

>afford
save some money when possible to get yourself to a 50mm 1.8 but you're headed down the right path so don't stress anything. I think manual focus will help a decent amount.
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You could also try focus stacking for closeups to avoid difraction caused by higher f numbers
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>>3481648

Outside of tripod, should VR be always active? Or there are shutter speeds where it actually cause problems?

>>3481649

50 or 35, actually? I mean, Im using crop so 35 would be like 55 or something around and Nikon have reasonably priced both 35mm and 50mm f/1.8 lenses.

>>3481650

Does Corel Paintshop actually support focus stacking? I couldn't find that option in Darktable.

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But overall composition is okay this time? Or something is wrong?

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>>3481786
I edited your photo on my phone to make it seem less plastic and more dramatic, idk if I succeeded. I was going for bleak/gritty action movie look.

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>>3483022
What are you trying to do? Some part are out of focus, but why? Blurry sword just look blurry doesn't convey movement or anything.
Fig is facing right, but there's negative space on the left, a lot. Were you trying to make it look like it's flying to the right and doing a u-turn? If so it's not clear enough.

>>3484862
Added random confetti and grain, now it's perfect

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>>3484862
>>3485072

More like shoot right after swing, to be honest. In this case at least, in case of red one, I tried to make "flying" poses look more alive.

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Hey I remember you, you've gotten better.
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>>3486664

Thanks, Im still trying to improve. My biggest problem so far was composition and I guess I still need work on that but its very nice to hear that Im going in right direction.

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>>3481581
build a lightbox, anon.
I don't have the guide, but I did see it on >>>/toy/ recently
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>>3481581
>shooting fucking toys
LOL
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>>3487669

You mean plastic models. They are not toys.
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>>3487669
>posing on a Maltese belly dancing forum
im LMAOing at urnlife kid
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Like this ?
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Or this ?
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Or this ?
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>>3481615
Stop pixel peeping. I started out doing just that, but it's ruining all pictures. Look at your pictures as a whole, do not crop for 'zoom'.
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smart sharpen in photoshop fixes your slight blur problem. you just need to sharpen your images correctly. i know you said you cant afford photoshop so i guess you will have to find another way to sharpen your images. The smart sharpen features in photoshop literally sharpened this perfectly in like half a second.
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>>3488674
forgot to upload the image

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Number of Bits Per Component8, 8, 8
Pixel CompositionRGB
Image OrientationTop, Left-Hand
Horizontal Resolution300 dpi
Vertical Resolution300 dpi
Image Created2019:06:02 21:43:46
Exposure Time1/10 sec
F-Numberf/8.0
Exposure ProgramAperture Priority
ISO Speed Rating100
Lens Aperturef/8.0
Exposure Bias0 EV
Metering ModeSpot
Light SourceUnknown
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length105.00 mm
Color Space InformationsRGB
Image Width1000
Image Height668
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White BalanceAuto
Scene Capture TypeStandard
Gain ControlNone
ContrastNormal
SaturationNormal
SharpnessNormal
Subject Distance RangeUnknown
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>>3481581
OP, if you haven't seen it already check out crunchyrolls gunpla posing guide on their facebook page. Can't post a direct link cause it's getting automarked as spam.
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>>3488635
>>3488658
>>3488658
I remember your thread from before. Much better handle of exposure than before.

Composition is lacking foreground though, which is why many of the images look "static".
Follow the suggestiong by >>3481596 and throw some confetti or dirt or use smoke (incense sticks work since it's indoor and small scale) to create foreground movement

Just like the comparison between these two pics
>>3485072
>>3484862

Or watch vid related for some ideas
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9UGB9FdSw0
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>>3481615
Yeah, that's seems to be due to two things, lens softness at that focal length and diffraction due to the narrow aperture.

When you can manage to purchase a new lens, apart form the other ones mentioned earlier you could consider one of Nikon's Micro lenses (the 40mm DX is pretty inexpensive, as far as this type of lenses go) or third-party macro lenses.
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>>3481581
>>3481648
VR can definitely be a factor, I've had shots get totally messed up by VR when I left it active on a tripod, so always be sure to turn it off when it's on a tripod. Aside from that you can leave it on, I don't think it does much past shutter speeds of maybe 1/1000th, but whatever.

>>3488910
While your current lens is clearly doing just fine, if you're really planning on getting into macro stuff, a dedicated lens is definitely useful. I'd personally recommend the Nikon 60mm f/2.8D, as it does 1:1 reproduction, is pretty small, is very sharp and is compatible with full-frame if you ever make that upgrade. The only downside is the lens won't be able to autofocus on your current camera, since it lacks a screw-drive AF motor, but you'd probably wanna focus manually anyhow, and that problem will also go away if you upgrade to FF.
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>>3488664
If you were any good, you'd be able to print your photos full scale.



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