More from Badger Creek

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by shamus, Jun 24, 2001.

  1. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

  2. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Hi Woodie,
    The above photo's were taken using a very cheap digital, not my 35mm, however I use flourescent daylight tubes rated at 58watt, I have them on my ceiling spaced at 18" intervals. Once the photo has been taken,(Digital) I save it as a bitmap first.
    I then go into Paintshop pro and use the re-size, and save as a jpeg, keeping the original in tact. then I use - brightness/contrast - Red green & Blue to put the slight yellow cast this digital puts out back to normal and then sharpen the photo.
    here's two, before & after
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    Thats it friend.
    Shamus
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    NARA Member #24
    http://www.badger-creek.co.uk




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  3. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Shamus,

    Looking good Shamus! And how do you do it so quickly?? [​IMG]
    What do you use for lighting your layout when taking the pics?

    TOOT!
  4. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Shamus,

    The things you can do with pooters!

    I'll try the same on some of mine, and see if I can get a better pic. Thanks.

    TOOT!
  5. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Woodie,
    If you would like me to have a go at one of your photo's, post it here and I will grab it, re-do it and and email it back to you.

    cheers
    Shamus [​IMG]

    NARA Member #24
    http://www.badger-creek.co.uk
  6. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Shamus,

    Thanks for the offer. I tried a few of the layout pics. The results were:

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    THis is "before"

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    and this is "after".

    The shot is where the flash didn't go off.

    The photo software I have can change brightness, contrast, gamma, colour saturation and hue, focus etc. The above took me about 10 mins to do, working out which button did what! [​IMG] I just used the .JPG at 75 DPI (web resolution). I'll try scanning the pics again, at a higher resolution.

    All layout pics are at http://homepages.ihug.com.au/~niceboys/layout1.htm


    TOOT!
  7. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    and another:
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    Before

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    After.

    It's a problem with no focus ability (elcheapo camera) and the bright flash close up. I'll need to get a decent camera!

    TOOT!



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  8. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

  9. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Shamus,

    Nope. It's just one of those $100 "point and click" things. Even though it did alright with the other pics, and it does alright at parties and stuff. NBG for layout pics though. [​IMG]

    TOOT!
  10. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

  11. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    Woodie,
    Try placing a thin cloth over the flash to defuse it a little. If I take a photo outside with my 35mm camera, I use flash for fill in but I always put a thin cloth over it.
    cheers
    Shamus
    [​IMG]

    NARA Member #24
    http://www.badger-creek.co.uk
  12. billk

    billk Active Member

    Hey shamus - How do you make trees fast enough to keep up with the guys cutting them down and hauling them away? Just kidding!
    Bill K
  13. George

    George Member

    Nice shots, guys!

    Shamus, have you considered changing the name of your railroad to "Beaver Creek"? You've been as busy as a beaver with this undertaking, and the results are truly magnificent.

    Just watch out for the "Tree Huggers", as some call the environmentalists!

    George.
  14. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Shamus,


    Tried the cloth (paper tissue) over the flash this arvo. And also moved the layout (yep..... it's movable, but only just) into the sunshine coming in the back window. Took some piccies. Getting then developed today and picking them up tomorrow. I'll see how your suggestions work out.

    TOOT!
  15. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

    George,
    Beaver ? Oh no, then I would have to change all my little Badgers I have everywhere.

    Woodie,
    The best photo's taken outdoors, is without direct sunlight as it can burn out a photo. I try and take photo's outdoors on my small module when the day is over cast, using the flash with filter for fill in.
    cheers
    Paul
    http://www.badger-creek.co.uk


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