Over the holiday weekend I posted some items I thought would make great gift ideas. One of those was a portable photo studio that had been recommended for shooting 1:64 diecast. I posted the link, and quite a few of you grabbed one.
One of those people was Rick Moore, a fellow collector who has gotten a some attention on Instagram for his “Collection Collage” photos:
Rick obviously has some talent as a photographer, so I curious about his take on the portable studio. He was nice enough to do a play by play of his set up and use of the studio. It looks like a helpful tool.
Honestly, a good way to photograph your collection is imperative these days. Smart phones take great photos (as Rick says the new iPhone 7 is amazing), and there are tools like hobbyDB that make it easy to document what you have online.
This tool looks like a good one, and be sure to get the one I listed. There are several versions on Amazon of this studio, but not all come with the USB cable to power it. That is important.
Anyway, many thanks to Rick for sharing. If you do get this studio, be sure to share your pics. I would love to see them.
As soon as I DLMd the cars, I stuck the Supra in for a test shot. Here’s a picture to give you an idea of the size of the box vs. that of the car. In my initial tests, this photo box is really optimized for 1:64 scale. You can go as big as 1:43, but it’s stretching it. Anything larger than that just doesn’t fit.