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How to take quality Photo's
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I have noticed alot of lego fans need alittle help taking photo's. Here is alittle low down. What I like to do is first off is placing my MOC on a white cardboard backing or paper. Also trying to place two white background walls behind your MOC. This helps give your MOC a clean backing for Photo's. Also make sure you have a clear WHITE LIGHT hitting your MOC. If you don't have White Light you could get that Yellow light that does not look so good. Now to your camera. You will notice there is a little flower button. That is used for getting really close detail shots of you MOC. Trust me it helps. Any other questions please let me know I hope this answers anyones questions.
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| April 17, 2011, 9:55 pm
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Quoting Andrew AKA Hump-Free

If You Don't Mind, I Can Provide Advice For Any LDD Users That Join The Group In Regards To This Subject.

That would be great Andrew. Thanks
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| April 18, 2011, 8:53 am
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Quoting Peter Mowry
I have noticed alot of lego fans need alittle help taking photo's. Here is alittle low down. What I like to do is first off is placing my MOC on a white cardboard backing or paper. Also trying to place two white background walls behind your MOC. This helps give your MOC a clean backing for Photo's. Also make sure you have a clear WHITE LIGHT hitting your MOC. If you don't have White Light you could get that Yellow light that does not look so good. Now to your camera. You will notice there is a little flower button. That is used for getting really close detail shots of you MOC. Trust me it helps. Any other questions please let me know I hope this answers anyones questions.

Now, another way to approach this is to look at what you want as a background first. What direction is the light going to be coming from? Personally, I prefer natural light on an overcast day, it's a little softer on the edges of a moc. Depends on the look you're going for.
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| April 18, 2011, 9:48 am
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Here is a good site that might help you guys with taking quality photo's in the future. This is from Heber. http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/151857 Hope this helps because there is alot of good stuff to learn. Spread the word there are alot of photos out there on MOCpages that need some help in this regard.
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| August 21, 2011, 9:42 am
Still a mystery to me.
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| August 30, 2011, 3:46 pm
I want to find some decent space backdrops, or even classic space backdrops for some of my photos. Any of you guys know of some good places to pick these up? Or even how you might develop your own?

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| April 16, 2012, 10:02 am
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Quoting David Alexander Smith
I want to find some decent space backdrops, or even classic space backdrops for some of my photos. Any of you guys know of some good places to pick these up? Or even how you might develop your own?

I usually do an image search on Google. Just make sure the pics are large enough to be useful. Anything over 800 wide should be sufficient. I've modified pics, too, changing colors, layering different images, it's pretty much endless what you can do.
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| April 16, 2012, 11:00 am
Quoting El Barto !
I usually do an image search on Google. Just make sure the pics are large enough to be useful. Anything over 800 wide should be sufficient. I've modified pics, too, changing colors, layering different images, it's pretty much endless what you can do.

Thanks, hadn't thought about layering images; time to push my fledgling photoshop skills to another level I think. I'm always impressed how you get the lighting on the MOC and background aligned on your pics too; that I guess is just skill that comes with practice.
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| April 16, 2012, 11:05 am
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Quoting David Alexander Smith
Thanks, hadn't thought about layering images; time to push my fledgling photoshop skills to another level I think. I'm always impressed how you get the lighting on the MOC and background aligned on your pics too; that I guess is just skill that comes with practice.

Exactly. It helps to have some backgrounds in mind when you take your pictures. And getting as many angles on the MOC as possible is also smart. You can always flip the background, too, if you're just doing shots for dramatic effect. In my series, though, sometimes I have to be careful of perspectives, like the battle of the Athenian Station. The Galactica was east of the bad guys, and I had to be consistent with the images. When photographing, I select a nice light source from a window. Sit in one spot, take the pics, spin the moc around to get all the different light angles, then I move myself and repeat. That way you've got all the different poses, select your background, and find the best pic to fit it. Badda bing!
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| April 16, 2012, 8:20 pm
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