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Meeple Madness
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Hi all,

First time posting. Just thought I'd share a little macro shot we did for our website a while back.

 
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Meh, the DOF for the TIE fighter is okay, but really, the full X-Wing should be in focus.
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Might want to watch your DoF, you are back focused and aperture too wide.

Other than that, I'd personally try to get the full TIE in the frame.
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Thanks for the constructive feedback; I was trying to go for a focus that implied some amount of movement the models, which is why I focused on only a portion of the X-Wing, and blurred the rest.
 
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I may not have cropped quite as tight, but your lighting is good and it works. DOF is highly subjective, but you've definitely captured the in-game, table-top feel.

If you ever want to get everything in focus, try using a technique called focus stacking with macro shots. Does a great job of getting it all in focus and photoshop does all the hard lifting

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Meeple_Madness wrote:
Thanks for the constructive feedback; I was trying to go for a focus that implied some amount of movement the models, which is why I focused on only a portion of the X-Wing, and blurred the rest.


Unfortunately, out of focus and motion look completely different. Further, the whole object would need to have motion for that to work. Same goes for shake.

A suggestion, for a chance to imply motion. Use a flash and pan. The flash pulse will expose the foreground and subject well, and the rest should provide slight ghosting if you manage to pull it off. I would use flash on first curtain in this case, but it won't be easy and is outside what I practice, I don't do flash photography regularly.

Unfortunately with still life, you can't just pan follow and get your motion from the background.
 
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