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Old November 25 2013, 09:10 PM   #1
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Grey Lady Beauty Shots

Took some better pics recently of my 32" long Round 2 TOS Enterprise model. These were taken in my garage against my starfield backdrop. It was quite the setup using three light sources, a tripod for longer exposures, and the A-DEP setting on my Cannon DSLR for increased depth of field. I really like how the bussard lights look in these photos...


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Old November 25 2013, 09:39 PM   #2
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Re: Grey Lady Beauty Shots

Did you tint the images in post or did you employ lighting with ever so slightly tan hues? Whatever the technique, it really makes the shots appear like something photographed in the 1960s.

Without knowing the background, one would have to study these images VERY carefully to realize they are not shots of the 11 foot filming miniature.

Astoundingly convincing!

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Old November 25 2013, 10:13 PM   #3
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Re: Grey Lady Beauty Shots

Much as CGI has improved greatly, I still miss that visceral quality of model shots.
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Old November 26 2013, 01:06 AM   #4
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Re: Grey Lady Beauty Shots

so much awesomeness /)^3^(\
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Old November 26 2013, 01:30 AM   #5
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Re: Grey Lady Beauty Shots

I can hear the background music in my head as i look at these...
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Old November 28 2013, 12:08 AM   #6
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Much as CGI has improved greatly, I still miss that visceral quality of model shots.
Completely agree!
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Old November 28 2013, 04:45 AM   #7
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Stunning.

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Old November 28 2013, 11:26 AM   #8
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Re: Grey Lady Beauty Shots

5909 is my fave... The lighting here works best with the backdrop (can't see the crease and the stars are more evenly lit). And the ship is really well in focus!
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Old December 8 2013, 10:31 PM   #9
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It's my fav too--it works.
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Old December 11 2013, 06:08 PM   #10
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Great work. These could be stills from the show!
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Old December 17 2013, 01:21 PM   #11
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Great, I love this design.. great lighting setup too..
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