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New pics of Young Aztec

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Sambaman, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Well, this is much more about the fact that I finally got some decent pictures out of my little digital camera, than a re-posting of this figure! I know I've shown it before, but these new pictures are soooooo much better I just thought I would share! I used aperture priority and manually set the F-stop to 4.5. I used two "clamp lamps" on my desk with GE Reveal bulbs, both lamps covered with tracing paper to attempt to diffuse the light a tad. I used the macro setting on the camera and left my overhead fluorescent lights on. I shot at night so there was no daylight in the room at all. I used a tripod and also used the camera's timer (2 sec delay) to shoot so I would get no movement. I'm no photographer, so I may have gotten some of that wrong, feel free to correct me if I did, just wanting to share a little triumph I had with these pics. I've included one of my first pics (the last one) just so you can see the difference. Thanks for looking!

    Jay H.

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  2. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    The pictures are indeed much better. And you have done some incredible paintwork on this bust.
    Great work.

    marc
  3. housecarl Forum Moderator

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Just goes to show how camera settings can effect the outcome, superb fleshy bits Jay.
    Carl.
  4. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Much better pics Jay.
  5. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Yo Sambaman. . . Whoa, Nellie. . . you can cha cha and rumba too. Lovely
    images Jay. And just beautiful skin tones. I'm turnin' Kermit the Frog Green
    with envy over here in Yankeeville Heartland. Great tones thru out, I
    especially like the way you have rendered all the feathers, which I think are
    so hard to make look like real feathers; and I really like your colour
    choices.

    Jayhawker
  6. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Jay, excellent pictures, they came out really well. Made a mental note regarding the 2 sec timer. (y)

    Cheers Ken
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  7. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    The after is much better than the before! (y)
  8. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Marc, Carl, Guy, Rick, Ken, Gordy, thanks gents!

    Just goes to show what a little tenacity and some experimentation can do! It took me a while, but I'm getting there!

    Jay H.
  9. dArtagnan A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Excellent paintjob, Jay! Nice choice of colors!
    Eddy
  10. sam b Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Excellent Jay , is the skin airbrushed ?
    Sam
  11. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Eddy!

    Sam, no I paint in oils and work to get the transitions as smooth as I can. Thanks for the kind words!

    Jay H.
  12. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Beautifully done work Jay as always and the pics are stunning.
  13. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks a bunch Rob!

    Jay H.
  14. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Great painting and photos Jay.


    Cheers David
  15. JGREEN A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I still think it's awesome Jay - now that you've got the photography tweaked, how about some new stuff!! :)

    Jason
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  16. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Jay - Great painting mate,i love the blue feathers and the headdress,great skintones as well,(y)
  17. Martin Vlcek Active Member

    Country:
    Czech-Republic
  18. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    David, Jason, Brian, Martin, thanks for the kind words gents!

    Jason, your wish is my command..........missed you at Atlanta my friend. It was a BLAST!

    Jay H.
  19. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Hi Jay
    A really quite professional painting!!1
    Excellent!!

    Alexandros
  20. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Alexandros!

    Jay H.
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