Sunlight Photography : N1K2-J Shiden Kai -1/32
With Spring finally here, I decided to do some outdoor photography. I rigged up a two-sided light tent on my deck. In shooting this model previously, a lot of the pre-shading mottling effect was lost in indoor lighting. In some ways, also, it is hard to capture the colors of a model visible to the unaided eye in natural light indoors. In sunlight the details really jump out. I took the lighter color pictures with my Canon Rebel IOS T2i. The somewhat darker ones are with the iPad. True colors are somewhere in between, but overall the results look better to my eye, and sharper in detail than any pictures I took previously. I am happy that the riveting shows up better. Also a surprise is the clearer cockpit detail when the sunlight hits it just the right way. The deep shadows in some of the iPad pics are a bit distracting, I know, but I couldn’t think of a way around that.
What are your experiences shooting in direct sunlight? Do you think the results justify taking the model outside? By the way, the only way I could get good results with the Canon was to shoot on full auto. If anyone does outdoor photography with an SLR, I would really appreciate knowing what settings you use.
BTW, you may notice that one antenna wires came unglued and is hanging loose. That’s one of the risks of taking a model outside, I guess.
15 additional images. Click to enlarge.