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  1. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I took this one ages ago.

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    WHERE did you take it?
     
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    Wow, how many ages ago, exactly?
     
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    Oh yes, Alex! This looks like it, too! It MUST have been taken "ages ago". Else I just CANNOT explain to myself... :scratch:

    ;)
     
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    Ok, I just got to ask, is this a diorama that you shot or are those real people?
     
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    OK, this was shot in 1999 in Boston.
    In the background you can even see Boston, but that is painted. The "people" are miniatures.

    So this is a diorama shot on film. If it was more in focus you would realise that those are not real people very easily.
     
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    Oh wow Alex, great job. Really fooled me haha.

    Looks terrific, nice work!
     
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    :p
     
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    This is really great work. I have a friend who is into this sorta thing. He paints minatures and creates entire scenes. He asked me if I could take some shots of it for him. I would love any advice you have to make the scene look realistic.
     
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    Thanks!
    Firs of all, I did not set up the scene myself. You can probably still find it today in this museum in Boston (was it a museum? not sure ...). So I had no tripod and no control of light or anything.

    If think you qualify for shooting miniature scenes since I have seen some of your macro work if i remember . DOF can be a problem if you get very close.

    I think a background really helps, either a painting or maybe a printed landscape. If you do not shoot b&w, make sure the colours of th e scene blend in nicely with those on the background.

    for a start I would maybe use some very diffuse light.

    also, of course, perspective is important. as far as i remember this was more or less the only possible perspective where the whole scene would not look totally fake ...
     
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    Its really fun looking, did you do a story like this?
     
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    not really, i did not create the scene, i just shot the image.
     

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