Sixth-scale military figures

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by 6so, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. 6so

    6so TalkEmount Regular

    Nov 18, 2012
    Sixth-scale military figures - updated 31/12

    Had couple of cheapo flashguns lying around,so try out nex6 off camera flashing.

    Was using SAL 50mm f2.8 macro,phottix stratosII trigger and 2 units of octopus manual flash.

    Manual focussing with strobes it's kinda an oddball as I couldn't know what f-stop to which when using a manual adaptor.The Raw file from nex6 is not bad and way richer than 550d.

    Thanks for looking.
  2. Jefenator

    Jefenator TalkEmount Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Nov 23, 2012
    Oregon, USA
    Wow - nice work!

    I've been mulling getting a strobe or two - this might just push me over the edge. (Never been a studio guy at all but it's time for me to go ahead & step that game up.)
  3. 6so

    6so TalkEmount Regular

    Nov 18, 2012
    Strobing need not just confine to studio.It can be very handy for outdoor and low light situation.Just that there's some steep learning curve to it.

    And couple more pics taken with the completed figure.
  4. nianys

    nianys TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 23, 2012
    That is absolutey AWESOME !!! I'm thoroughly impressed. I've never gone as far as taking the flash off the camera. I guess I've gotten comfortable and secure with my on-camera use of a flashlight, which in turn has made me lazy to try something else. I also tend to chase my subjects around (literally speaking) so having the flash on the cam is actually an asset for what I do. But I'm seriously awed by those shots anyway !! Care to explain your set-up here ??
  5. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Very nice! Incredible detail in these & the exposures are spot-on. Well done!

    Welcome to the board BTW. :)
  6. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther TalkEmount Veteran

    Aug 9, 2011
    Great stuff going on here!
  7. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Agree with the comments, nice work and amazing detail in the figures.

    Gotta love the war photographer.
  8. Dioptrick

    Dioptrick TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 4, 2012
    New Zealand
    Amazing detail on those military figures!

    Your flash work is even more amazing. I can't help but notice how wonderful the shadow cast is - on the face/eyes from the helmet overhang. At first glance I thought these images were high end CGI. Very impressive, 6so!
  9. 6so

    6so TalkEmount Regular

    Nov 18, 2012
    Here you go...(sorry for crappy phone pictures):p
    The only caveat is there are a lot of trial and error with exposure as the adaptor I'm using does not have any indication of what aperture.Hence a lot of second guessing aperture and using ISO to control flash density.

    For those who want to learn and understand flashing better,try search for Zack Arias on youtube as his tutorials is very easy to follow and not full of technical stuff.His DVD is the best ever investment you could ever get.
    Zack in action.:eek:
    Zack Arias, Cheap Camera Challenge (Pro Tog, Cheap Cam) - YouTube
  10. freddytto

    freddytto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Dec 2, 2011
    Puebla, Mexico
    many thanks for sharing your techniques, you did a good job.
  11. 6so

    6so TalkEmount Regular

    Nov 18, 2012
  12. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Still amazing detail!
  13. 6so

    6so TalkEmount Regular

    Nov 18, 2012
    Here the completed FBI hostage rescue team figure.Shot this with sal50mm macro and also did some focus stacking on photoshop.
    View attachment 28565
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