Mater comes to my town.

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Meuh
Meuh Veteran Member • Posts: 3,103
Mater comes to my town.
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I was in my studio looking though my LED light bag and I found my son's toy Mater who had went missing for around two weeks, So I decided to do a little photo of it.

First off I walked outside my studio and took a photo of my town, the Auld Kirk Museum seemed to make a nice background, I then went back to the studio and shot Mater looking at the outside shot and moving lights around to make it match.

It's a fairly quick photo but it was fun and my son loved the results.

What would you do if you found your son's toy while at work?
Taken with k5 and 16-50 f2.8

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Petroglyph
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Re: Mater comes to my town.
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It has a very realistic look.  It is hard to do but getting the shadow to look correct under the toy is a key.  I also find getting the transparency level correct when I'm painting a background level in through a car window to make the shot look realistic to be a challenge.  The viewer has to see the background through the window but slightly blurred and transparency of around 60% often will work for that (trial and error).

Cheers.

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emem
emem Veteran Member • Posts: 4,216
Re: Mater comes to my town.

Meuh wrote:

I was in my studio looking though my LED light bag and I found my son's toy Mater who had went missing for around two weeks, So I decided to do a little photo of it.

First off I walked outside my studio and took a photo of my town, the Auld Kirk Museum seemed to make a nice background, I then went back to the studio and shot Mater looking at the outside shot and moving lights around to make it match.

It's a fairly quick photo but it was fun and my son loved the results.

What would you do if you found your son's toy while at work?
Taken with k5 and 16-50 f2.8

Love the stuff you come up with (and your expertise in pulling it off). How is the studio coming along btw?

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moving_comfort
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Very neat, well done

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ASR45
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very good.  

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Meuh
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Re: Mater comes to my town.

emem wrote:

Meuh wrote:

I was in my studio looking though my LED light bag and I found my son's toy Mater who had went missing for around two weeks, So I decided to do a little photo of it.

First off I walked outside my studio and took a photo of my town, the Auld Kirk Museum seemed to make a nice background, I then went back to the studio and shot Mater looking at the outside shot and moving lights around to make it match.

It's a fairly quick photo but it was fun and my son loved the results.

What would you do if you found your son's toy while at work?
Taken with k5 and 16-50 f2.8

Love the stuff you come up with (and your expertise in pulling it off). How is the studio coming along btw?

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Thank you.
The studio has come along well,  I still have a few things to build on and stuff but the doors are open (well closed for the holidays so I can spend some time with the kids after slaving away in the unit for months).
I just installed a gallery rail type system to one of the walls in the front room so I can have pictures hanging but also have the ability to take them away to leave a clean white brick wall for shooting on if I desire.
The start of next year I'm going to hold an open day (still deciding on the date) and start to advertise and stuff and hopefully pull in some money :).
I will be offering studio rental as well as photography services for people.

Sinnettc
Sinnettc Veteran Member • Posts: 4,511
Re: Mater comes to my town.

Mater seems to fit right in.

What are you using for your editing software?  I retired CS2 when I upgraded my machine and haven't come up with a replacement yet.  Lightroom does 95% of what I need but this kind of creative work is outside its scope.

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Meuh
OP Meuh Veteran Member • Posts: 3,103
Re: Mater comes to my town.

Sinnettc wrote:

Mater seems to fit right in.

What are you using for your editing software? I retired CS2 when I upgraded my machine and haven't come up with a replacement yet. Lightroom does 95% of what I need but this kind of creative work is outside its scope.

I use PS CC but this was simplay two layers with a mask, so any software that can do that should be fine, getting the colors to match I did in Lr5.  The trick I guess is matching the lighting :).

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