TUTORIAL: Model Ship Photography Article

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This is a "Online Web Version" of an article that I wrote about Model Ship Photography. The article discusses the basics of how to get the most out of your photos of your ship and more importantly how to get your images ready to post on forums.

Here is the link to the Online Web Version. I will have a PDF available to download soon here.
http://www.shipsofscale.com/ShipPhotographyArticle/

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http://www.shipsofscale.com/ShipPhotographyArticle/ShipModelingPhotography.pdf


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<t>Hi Donnie, just came across this and downloaded the PDF, veeerrry good paper, heaps of info and tips and fantastic for the beginner/novice especially.<br/>
Is your article open to contributions from members? You edit of course!<br/>
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Eric</t>
 

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<t>Thanks Eric,<br/>
yes, it is open for discussion and contributions as well. I can always edit the current version and upload the latest if anyone wants to add to the article. I realize that I did not include anything about Photography "Shot Boxes" and comments on how to construct one.</t>
 

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<t>The Online Article has been updated with info including Photography "Shot Boxes"</t>
 

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<r>The Online Article has been updated with a <B><s></s>GOOGLE Translator<e></e></B> (at top of page, Yellow Box) to choose from many languages.</r>
 

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This is a "Online Web Version" of an article that I wrote about Model Ship Photography. The article discusses the basics of how to get the most out of your photos of your ship and more importantly how to get your images ready to post on forums.

Here is the link to the Online Web Version. I will have a PDF available to download soon here.
http://www.shipsofscale.com/ShipPhotographyArticle/

PDF View and Download Here:
http://www.shipsofscale.com/ShipPhotographyArticle/ShipModelingPhotography.pdf


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Donnie,

Being new to the site, but not new to build logs I have a basic attaching files n question. Mainly size of pictures, normally I resize before posting, is the same practice used here and what is your recommended size? I’m currently in the closing stages of a build however I would like to post a few pics of my current work. MOG
 

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Hi MOG, I find that reducing the size of the pictures to 900 x 600 is a good size it still shows great detail. By the way I use Picture Manager in MS Office 2007.
Hi Eric ,you don’t need to resize your images anymore ,when you upload an image the forum software does it for you.
 

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Eric,
I just so happen decided to click on this thread and apologize for such a long delay in getting you an answer. To be more specific, the MAX upload image file size is 10Meg @ 1400 px wide and 1400 px height. I am not sure about the thumbnails file size, but if I had to guess, they would be less than 1Meg and are 300 px x 300 px.

So, if you uploaded a 20Meg image, the software automatically compresses it somehow. You would have to do the math to figure the compression ratio. An an example, you upload at 10Meg photo, then basically, no compression (1:1).

I am no expert on compression as there are algorithms for jpg, png, gif, etc. I am sure it is a complex subject. Resizing to a smaller image (better), I think you just throw away neighboring pixels that are not needed. Resizing to make a larger image (worse) as the program has to "make up" pixels from neighboring pixels.

This is where a higher resolution camera comes in nicely as you can work both downsizing and upsizing and not tell that much difference.
 
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