Model Vehicle Photography
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TOPIC: Model Vehicle Photography

Re: Model Vehicle Photography 2 years, 11 months ago #151

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Hi Jan
Sent a PM to you on the 29/08/2017 have you received it?

Re: Model Vehicle Photography 2 years, 11 months ago #152

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Lovely book and shows your collection, or at least some of the highlights, in a pleasing pictorial view of your toys. Will make a great coffee table book and generate many a conversation, I am sure.
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Re: Model Vehicle Photography 2 years, 11 months ago #153

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Hi Jan, thank's for the explanation. We will allow you to have that 'Sin'...





Rollerman.

Re: Model Vehicle Photography 2 years, 11 months ago #154

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Looks a fabulously produced book!!

Re: Model Vehicle Photography 2 years, 11 months ago #155

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Thank you. I am still both astonished and impressed by the result too ...

Last Edit: 2 years, 11 months ago by janwerner.
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Re: Model Vehicle Photography 2 years, 11 months ago #156

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You told me about this book your were doing and surely it is a masterpiece.


Making such books is like giving an extra dimension to your hobby whatever that hobby may be.


The way I see it: if a book is not available in the bookshops and you want to have something on paper which compiles your interest and tells the story of the subject matter, the best way to go forward is to make your own (photo)book.


Recently I finished a book on James Young Rolls Royce history (not available in the shops)






Tomorrow postman Pat will deliver my latest work on the earliest Fender electric guitars, a book which took me 5 years to finish, and I am sure that it will need a complete revision in another 5 years as info keeps on getting to the surface.


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Re: Model Vehicle Photography 2 years, 11 months ago #157

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Great books Gerrit.


What stops them from being available in shops. Financial, legal or exclusivity reasons.


I would certainly buy the Rolls-Royce edition.


Rollerman.

Re: Model Vehicle Photography 2 years, 11 months ago #158

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I agree with Kevin, fabulous books, all. I would think the Fender Book would sell well, specially in England and the USA. Too many great guitar players use that guitar and there are many followers that would love to own it. Are there problems with doing that?

Re: Model Vehicle Photography 2 years, 11 months ago #159

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Nobleco wrote:
I agree with Kevin, fabulous books, all. I would think the Fender Book would sell well, specially in England and the USA. Too many great guitar players use that guitar and there are many followers that would love to own it. Are there problems with doing that?
  


 


 


Thanks Kevin and Jim.


The main reason for not bringing these books to the public domain is copyright matters. To have books like these done without any legal constraints I must have consent of using somebody else's photography but also the co-operation of car owners (in the case of the Rolls Royce book). As certain people do not like their possessions being displayed for everyone to see. These are their own crown jewels.


That would take an enormous amount of time and will cost a lot of money, while there is no guarantee that some publisher will accept my book as a viable undertaking to put it on the market to begin with.


Anyway I never intended to publish these books in the first place. For me it is a dedicated compilation of pictures, text and information which makes it easy for me to address a specific subject. Otherwise I need to consult 10 or 20 different books with all kinds of scattered information before I get where I want to be. There are many books on Rolls Royce and Fender guitars (I have loads of them) but none which I know of have addressed the subject the way I did. So these are my books.
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Re: Model Vehicle Photography 2 years, 11 months ago #160

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Again great looking books, would a professional publisher not be able to help with regards legal terms in what can be printed.

Re: Model Vehicle Photography 2 years, 11 months ago #161

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Andy66 wrote:
Again great looking books, would a professional publisher not be able to help with regards legal terms in what can be printed.
 


 


I am sure they could help me, but like I said before it was never my intention to go public.


Better get back on topic of Model Car Photography.

Re: Model Vehicle Photography 2 years, 11 months ago #162

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This picture was taken with a reasonably decent Sony digital compact Camera. No fancy settings, but it was mounted on a tripod.







Natural Daylight and Camera set to Auto exposure and White balance.


So once you know what your Camera can do, it can provide some pretty good results.


Rollerman.
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Re: Model Vehicle Photography 2 years, 11 months ago #163

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The white balance back ground really makes the vehicle stand out.
Last Edit: 2 years, 11 months ago by GunnerJim.

Re: Model Vehicle Photography 2 years, 11 months ago #164

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Nice picture Rollerman and model


How true, about knowing your camera. I have a million settings camera that amazed me once I started playing with it. Whenever I post pics here its just using my cell phone but I really should start practicing with my nicer camera and learning all your tricks

Re: Model Vehicle Photography 2 years, 11 months ago #165

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One problem with taking pictures of model cars is getting too close with the Camera. My Matchbox Silver Ghost above was quite a long way from my Camera, a good couple of feet.


The reason for this is to ensure the Camera uses a wide Depth of Field setting for the lens. Depth of Field is the area of the subject that is in sharp focus from front to back which for model cars placed at an angle as in my picture above, is important so all or as much as possible of the model is in focus.


If the model was placed parallel to the Camera lens, the Depth of Field is not so important as only about 2 inches or so have to be in focus, so the model could be placed much nearer the lens and whatever setting is chosen, is very likely going to produce a sharply focused picture, but then it only becomes a reference picture because you can only see one side of the model!


Rollerman.
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