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 Post subject: Re: My TM ESB Helmet Project
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:18 pm 
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wow this does look great.
hoping to have a TM ESB and GH master ROTJ lid one day.
yeah i know along shot . but one can dream.. :slp :lol

congrats on a job well done man.
love it. :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: My TM ESB Helmet Project
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:28 pm 
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ya repost the last set of pics please or just send them to me and I'll host them for ya...


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 Post subject: Re: My TM ESB Helmet Project
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:41 am 
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vaderdentist wrote:
Take photos of it outdoors, on an overcast day......the results will blow your mind. I shoot all my props like this ever since a good friend gave me that tip. Seems to show off the details and true colors better. Very nice helmet!!!!!!



Cloudy Day = one giant soft box of soft light.

If you set your helmet up next to a sliding glass door or on a table next to a large window, your light becomes directional.

For a window on a wall facing the opposite of the sun (a northern facing window), the light will be soft even on a blue bird day.

For a window on a wall facing the sun (a southern facing window), the light will be hard on a blue bird day, but softer on a cloudy day. You can use a window sheer to soften the light from direct sunlight.

Your backdrop is also going to affect the image. A simple clean background, whether it be white, gray, or black, will look much better than a busy background with wood railings, tree branches with or without leaves, chairs, or other busy lines and patterns.

IMO, the Vader helmet begs for black and/or gray back drops - much like the Imperial environments.

If you choose to photograph on a sunny day, wait until the sun 1 hour to 30 minutes before sunset, or once the sun has dipped below the treeline. You'll get beautifully warm directional light, or in the case of the sun being a bit below the horizon, you'll get that beautiful softbox soft light - but it will fade very quickly, so you have to be ready.

...probably should put this post somewhere else. :)


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