Sunday, 18 January 2015

Photographing Toy Soldiers

I have finally got fed up with trying to photograph toy soldiers in North European winter sunlight with flash guns, light through the windows, etc etc.

So I girded my loins and bought a couple of photographic lights on eBay. They cost me the princely sum of £35 intotal including delivery. Why the hell didn't I do this before?

'Cause I'm stoopoid, duh.

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  1. Very impressive John! Looking forward to the result!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  2. I've been thinking of buying something similar, like you I always have trouble taking pics, must be a Kent thing???

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    1. The light this far north is often unsuitable for photographing toy soldiers.

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  3. I still get better results if I can use daylight too, but they are certainly better than trying without.

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  4. A light pointed into an el cheapo styrofoam cooler works too...

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    1. styrofoam cooler? Does not compute, mission control. :)

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  5. I have wanted a setup like that for a few years also...

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    1. It all folds up very small for storage.

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  6. Useful kit there. I bought a lightbox a few years ago, smaller working area than your set up but like you I was tired of long Canadian winters and poor light. A good investment for showing off finished work.

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    1. Yeah, it's often not realised that London is on roughly the same latitude as Adaka in Alaska and Saskatoon in Canada. It's tough living on the roof of the world :)

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  7. Yup. Come the revolution (or a surprise influx of cash) I'll be getting me one of those too.

    My Chicagoan wife, when asked about the climate there, often points out that Chi-Town is on the same latitude as Rome!

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    1. New York and London have roughly the same mean temp but the standard deviations.... woah!

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