Model Photography – My Surprising Insight
When I first took the pictures of this Corsair, I was about to leave for the Mosonmagyarovar model show to have her participating in the championship. I got her finished in the very last minute and before I left, I took her out in the garden for some shots with my old but trusted Canon SLR camera and a white A2 card board as a back ground. I was lucky to encounter sunny weather with soft diffuse light conditions and I invested quite a bit of software post processing to bring the pictures to a consistent and pleasing look.
That was 2,5 years ago.
These days, the model is about to relocate from her asylum in the family’s living room to the iModeler office in order to avoid someone saying “the Corsair or I”. As we all know, models in many cases don’t survive relocations and so I thought I’d better take some more pictures before she might be gone for good. I’m sharing these pictures with you today.
So what’s the story actually?
Please compare the original pictures that you can find here (http://imodeler.com/2016/04/tamiya-f4u-1-corsair-132/) with the ones published today. Unlike the old ones that took me a couple of hours, these are taken with a smart phone camera and some very limited software post processing, mainly increasing the exposure a bit. The big difference: I used a light box.
The moral of this story? If you are not a professional photographer like myself, but want to lift your model photography to some higher level, go and get some shelf space free, put a 40 dollar light box in and use your smart phone.
12 additional images. Click to enlarge.