I mentioned Ken Patterson in another post on photography. You can find him at MRH, (Model Railroad Hobbyist) “What’s Neat” a video shout out, produced monthly. If this is your first awareness of such then I highly recommend and please feel free to subscribe.
Here is a sampling of what you can find with regard to photography, weathering and other interesting subjects.
Videos, what can go wrong.
Model railroad video – what can go wrong | Imagineering | Model Railroad Hobbyist
MRH Imagineering columnist Rob Clark talks about some things that can be done poorly when you’re making video of your layout. Part of the April 2016 issue of Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine.
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Every video should have a theme or story behind it even if you have to make one up. A little imagination goes along way.
You should be picking up on all kinds of tips on how to shot a video. There are some tricks to the trade whether you are a professional or an amateur. Good news is: You can make it happen.
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Model Photo Set Design.
What’s neat – April 2016 column | Model railroad tips | Model Railroad Hobbyist | MRH
MRH What’s Neat columnist Ken Patterson has these goodies in his April 2016’s What’s Neat column; 1) layout construction tips; 2) LED-strip layout lighting; 3) model photo set design; 4) Korea Brass U25C first look; 5) TCS Wow Sound; 6) And more, lots more! Part of the April 2016 issue of Model Railroad Hobbyist magazine.
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- The key to making a video, slow down the panning movement of the camera. Give the auto-focus a chance to work.
- One of the best panning shots I took was when I followed a train around an O scale train layout. I slowed the train down to realistic speeds and followed it.
- Try out the various settings on your camera to see what works best for you.
- Two quick tips: 1. When using an auto-focus digital camera and you are shooting a panning shot try an action setting. 2. On some camera’s there is a feature that will allow you to smooth out the hand held shots. You know the spastic action your hand can have when it’s forced to hold something in place for to long.
One other detail I almost forgot. When watching You Tube you may need to bump-up the pixels to see a better picture. I find that 480 usually works best for my viewing screen and in some cases one of the HD settings works even better.
That about wraps up the photography presentations for now. Get out there and shoot and don’t be afraid to share it with the rest of us.
As always take what you want from here and leave the rest behind. If in doubt come on back to revisit something to see what you missed.
Fun is something you interpret and has little to do with others so go have some fun, or not. That’s up to you.