derps (or how not to photograph Breyers and others)

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Photographing your Breyer models or other collectibles in the wild gives you a new perspective (usually a few inches above the ground) on a familiar place. It’s also more fun than letting them sit on a shelf collecting dust. You can fling cups of water or sand or snow at them to create practical effects.

But, here’s a few things to NOT do…

Magical sand tornado… creating the effect of a horse galloping along a beach requires some sand flinging… you just have to get the shot at the right time, which usually requires a continuous or burst mode where the camera takes a bunch of shots in a second or so…

see also, falling rocks…

or sky curtain…

aaaaaaaaand this could be a problem…

what it’s supposed to be…

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Check that camera setting tho, is there a way to even out the highlights and shadows so your highlights don’t burn out like this? (My present Nikon Coolpix B500 has a setting for that). A pale mermaid and a very dark pony could create issues with exposures. Shooting in open shade helps, as does finding the right camera setting that reduces the contrast between highlights and shadows.

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Lilo, really? Everybody poking everybody in the eye….

also weird line… camera does not like reflections off the water… makes lines…

So take your toys out and play…

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