As mentioned in the previous post on this subject some of these images take a long time to get to the point where I am happy with them. This is another mockup for a set (same set different angle) that will utilise some new model making techniques that I will start to use in 2014. The challenge is to try to extend the depth and atmosphere of the set without making it bigger than I can manage in my small studio. Most of my work is done in 1:12 scale although I have been using 1:6 on the ‘A Guide to the Birds of the British Isles’ Project.
I use a Canon 7D and a 18-55mm lens normally on the wide end and focused at the closest point at f22. This involves exposures upto around 60 seconds. The sets are photographed in the dark using light hosing from light balanced LED torches with coloured gels and various smoke effects, aerosol products and projection.