A full colour guide to photographing model aircraft and trains against realistic backgrounds, using computer software such as Photoshop.
Home computers and digital cameras have given aircraft and train modellers the opportunity to add a very creative and enjoyable new dimension to their hobby. With fairly basic computer and camera skills, the models can be displayed in their true environments: images of aircraft can appear airborne and trains can be brought to life by the simple “addition” of smoke, steam and footplate crew.
This book provides brief tutorials on the methods the author uses and illustrates in full colour many examples of the final results.
Contents: Aircraft Tutorials; Models & Backgrounds; Photographing Aircraft Models; Getting Them “Airborne”; Spinning the Prop; Clearing the Canopy; Smoke and Vapour; Military Aircraft; Civil Aircraft; Train Tutorials; Photographing Train Models; Lamps and Footplate Crew; “Fixing” Bad Bogies; Bringing Model Trains into the Real World; Making Smoke & Steam.
Peter Morath studied at Liverpool College of Art and was trained as a lithographic artist in the printing industry. A Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, his photography has won many awards both nationally and internationally.
Published by Special Interest Model Books in 2008
210 x 254 mm (landscape)
129 colour photographs