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09-29-2008, 08:53 AM
This was a pic I took recently where I've been playing with the idea of recreating "snow" indoors. this was taken with a Toy car and using a black background and Salt for snow, I poured "snow" from above to make it look like it had fallen, then snapped the photo whilst shaking more salt as falling "snow"

I also preferred this shot of it in partial focus rather than the whole thing in focus for some reason, think because it disguised the fact that it was a toy a bit.

Just wondered what people thought of it really? and also it's a cool idea that you might want to play with heh (well I think so, but I'm a big kid lol)


09-29-2008, 09:01 AM
I really like this photo! And I like that you are experimenting! Good job!

09-29-2008, 09:38 AM
This is a REALLY good job PKMax! LOVE your experimentation! It reminds me of some young dude with a receding hairline and a zest to try anything different. Now that dude's receding hairline has vanished along with BETA tapes and Pong.

I'll be honest with you and say that I guessed it was a model car with fake snow...because I've done similar things. But this is quite well done and would likely fool non photographers and many photographers. Exposure and composition here are also very good. The blur works well here IMO.

Another good one to try on the mini-scale is a sheet of black bristle-board or cardboard. You take a pen nib and punch out random small holes. Then take a flash or floodlight and light the paper cardboard from behind....whaddya get?

Instant backdrop full of stars!

09-29-2008, 09:55 AM
Thanks for the comments :) it makes me happy heh. Love the idea of the punched out card for stars, I'd not thought of that. I've added stars into pics in photoshop before, but that's a great idea, I'll have a play around with that :) cheers.

09-29-2008, 11:19 AM
thats really fun PK, i like how youve gotten the 'snow' to bank up along the wheels of the car... good job!

Ben H
09-29-2008, 04:02 PM
Shooting toys is kinda fun. I like the snow effect here, and I like the creativity in trying it. The car for me does still look a little toy like - if you're going to try and get something a bit more "car advert" quality, you need to try and make the model look as real as possible.

I've done quite a bit of this (and it was a great way to learn a lot of stuff), and largely one of the keys to make these toys look more real is to get down low. So it may be worth trying to compose by getting down *really* low. Here's an example of my playing with toy cars...