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Army Men Around the House

Discussion in 'Introductions...' started by Gareth McGorrman, May 26, 2020.

  1. Gareth McGorrman

    Gareth McGorrman New Member

    I've been taking this series of photos for about 7 years or so. It first started when I was unemployed and bored at home and started taking photos of the scale models I build attacking my brother's cat. Over the years this hobby has evolved for me and I've graduated from taking these pictures with my phone to using a Canon Rebel T6 and I've even managed to get some paid work here and there.

    You can find my work at http://armymenaroundthehouse.ca


    I've also started taking a series of Film Noir themed photos, since that genre peaked shortly after world war two, and there are a pretty good selection of 1:35 scale civilians for me to work with.

    I've found lately for the noir stuff in particular that building scenery and using it much the way film sets would be built in the studio at the time to be a very practical approach.
  2. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    Welcome aboard, those images are huge and not easily viewable on my screen (I have to scroll to see each of them).
  3. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Welcome, your images are interesting to say the least
  4. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Hi and welcome to the forum.

    Yes those pics stopped my ipad dead! Forum guidance is 800 pixels on the biggest side. A browser will just force the image to fit in a window that size so you’ll get better quality doing the resizing yourself. You can also avoid using compression as the worse possible quality comes from a big pixel number, heavily compressed jpeg, squished by a browser.
  5. ptermx

    ptermx Active Member

    Hi. I like these. As others have said, though, you've uploaded them a bit big. Anyway, they make me think of some of the work of Jake and Dinos Chapman, a comparison you may or may not appreciate!
  6. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Hi there! All size considerations aside, I rather like these. Especially where they are interacting with 'real' things such as the cassette tape and the iron et al. Look forward to seeing you around the forums.
  7. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    I always though the toy soldiers were the most interesting characters in 'Toy Story'.
    Have you thought about trying stop-frame animation? The Covid-19 image suggests this, if you had some friends to help with voices on a soundtrack ('Would Mr Trump wear a face mask for this?').
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2020

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