Simple Trooper Setup

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    1. Fredde Cooney Ahlstrom [deleted] 80 months ago | reply

      Hey! Cool!
      I use the exact same thing, the small welding clap-thingy for holding my Imperial Dropship.
      www.flickr.com/photos/jfahlstrom/2765603372/
      Comes with a magnifying glass right?

      Also acts as part of Apollo 11's Lunar modul
      www.flickr.com/photos/jfahlstrom/2773839609/

      /Fredde

    2. kriepl1 80 months ago | reply

      great stuff mike. do you prefer to use the LED lamps now over the optical cables & Flash? Or does the setup and shot, determine what you use?

      and of course i must share with you what you inspired me to do.
      www.flickr.com/photos/kriepl1/sets/72157606192292299/

      keep up the great work man! truly awesome

    3. Balakov's Setups 79 months ago | reply

      @kriepl1 : The LEDs are much easier to set up than the optical cables. The fact they're on all the time means you can see exactly where the light is falling too. It does mean you have to setup on a tripod and use multi-second exposures in a dark room though. Oh, and the colour temperature is very blue on those LEDs which needs correcting in post.

      The flash+optical cables gives a lot more power so I can shoot handheld, and the light colour is daylight balanced. However, they're a pain to set up and it requires a lot of shots to nail the look of the light.

      I feel there's a happy medium somewhere, high output daylight balanced LEDs would be perfect, if they exist!

    4. Fredde Cooney Ahlstrom [deleted] 79 months ago | reply

      You can correct the blue tone with a blue filter. Works great with colour photos. I use a HOYA 80A.

    5. Fernanda T 78 months ago | reply

      i LOVE your setups...i have to admit that i tend to enjoy the backstage photos some more...ahh! dont get upset!

    6. luvi 78 months ago | reply

      Thanks for sharing this setup!

    7. Plutonnia 75 months ago | reply

      This is awesome! Great passion behind your Lego shots. It's funny how little Legos have changed over the years. My nephew got for Christmas a Pirate setup that looked almost the same as one me and my brother used to play with about 15 years ago.

    8. south of the metro 68 months ago | reply

      mike how do you diffuse the lights from the LED's? i tried creating some and the light given off is just too much.

    9. Balakov's Setups 68 months ago | reply

      @south of the metro : I don't normally diffuse my LEDs, mine must be a lot lower powered than yours. If I needed to lower the output I'd probably use either a neutral density gel (the stuff you cover theatre lights with) or a thin piece of white fabric.

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