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Trying out new photo backgounds & surfaces

Post by Puma Cat » Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:58 pm

I've been looking into different backgrounds for photographing models. Today I got some stone tiles that give a more natural look than acrylic or seamless.

Let me know which ones you like...

Jag on a gray slate tile...more closely emulates a road-like surface.

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Jag on a light tile surface that looks more like a desert or dry lake bed.

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Re: Trying out new photo backgounds & surfaces

Post by StratosWRC » Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:59 pm

That's nice, I like it. I just use our wooden dining table haha.

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Post by Puma Cat » Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:13 am

StratosWRC wrote:That's nice, I like it. I just use our wooden dining table haha.
Thanks...do you have a preference of one over the other? Both are lit inside a Giottos Table Top Photo Studio and a Canon speedlite shooting through a Lastolite Ezy Box softlite. The speedlite is triggered by Pocket Wizards.

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:56 am

Good but I think the above would look better with a black car or darker colour in general.

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Post by StratosWRC » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:51 am

Puma Cat wrote:
StratosWRC wrote:That's nice, I like it. I just use our wooden dining table haha.
Thanks...do you have a preference of one over the other? Both are lit inside a Giottos Table Top Photo Studio and a Canon speedlite shooting through a Lastolite Ezy Box softlite. The speedlite is triggered by Pocket Wizards.
I tried shooting outside on the balcony, with a lighter table top and a brick background, but I find that cars look a lot better with a dark background, especially older cars and classics. My table top is dark and I think they come out looking not too shabby.

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Re: Trying out new photo backgounds & surfaces

Post by Sanchez » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:10 am

In my opinion the upper one looks better.

I bought carbon fiber looking vinyl wrap they use for real car "tuning" for my photo background.
Got few colours and experimented.
In the end I really liked the result with black and red.

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Re: Trying out new photo backgounds & surfaces

Post by Puma Cat » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:48 pm

Sanchez wrote:In my opinion the upper one looks better.

I bought carbon fiber looking vinyl wrap they use for real car "tuning" for my photo background.
Got few colours and experimented.
In the end I really liked the result with black and red.

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Actually, I think I prefer the "classic" black carbon fiber background. Where did you get your vinyl wrap?

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Post by Puma Cat » Mon Aug 11, 2014 9:49 pm

[KRAFTIG] wrote:Good but I think the above would look better with a black car or darker colour in general.
By darker color, you mean darker color for the car?

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:31 pm

Puma Cat wrote:
[KRAFTIG] wrote:Good but I think the above would look better with a black car or darker colour in general.
By darker color, you mean darker color for the car?
Yes.

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