Thursday, February 13, 2014

Macro


The book cover project has been keeping me very busy these past few weeks, so I have not had much time to play around with my collection. It shouldn't surprise you that I have created a monumental mess as a result of this new endeavor since it entails lots of setups and accessories; I have definitely fallen behind in my mini house-keeping. There's furniture all over the place, tiny cups and saucers, books, shoes, rugs, you name it. To be fair, the mess was out of hand before I started the book cover, but now it has reached crisis proportions!

The chaos gives birth to some progress, though. I bought a new macro lens and flash for my Nikon camera and have been enjoying them.




The flooring is made of pieces broken off a placemat!



Do you ever switch up your equipment to produce different effects? I'd love to hear about your experiences.

Credits: Desk is by Patrizia Santi; chair is by Patie of minisx2; light is vintage Lundby; shelving unit is PRD Miniatures; round chair is CB2, spray painted black. Accessories are Re-ment, L.Delaney Miniatures, Ray Storey, Dragondee, Michaels, vintage eBay and dollhouse show finds.

The time it took me: 57 minutes

23 comments:

  1. These are really great shots! :D I always use the same camera, but I do sometimes play around in PhotoShop.

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    1. Interesting! I use Picasa but just crop. I also started shooting in raw format, so I have a Nikon program that I use to convert them to JPEGs.

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  2. Wow!!!! Se ve un interior precioso y perfecto!!!
    Besos.

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    1. This room is a fun little challenge to decorate because of its size and the bold wallpaper :)

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  4. un trabajo fantastico , me encanta

    besitos

    Mari

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    1. ¡Muchas gracias! Fue muy divertido para armar.

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  5. I love coming to your blog..you have the greatest stuff :)

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  6. Ha! You got some of those Minisx2 chairs I'd been eyeing up. Well done!

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    1. Patie actually custom made them for me for the book cover job ;)

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  7. Wow, these furniture pieces work together perfectly! I'd never heard of PRD Miniatures before and I think I'll have to recreate some of their furniture. Your scene is amazing :)

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    1. Paris Renfroe of PRD can certainly work some magic! I do so love that shelving piece. His store is here: http://www.prdminiatures.com/

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    1. Thanks! It's been a lot of fun experimenting :)

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  9. Your photos, styling and minis are fantastic. I love the book cover too. And your "weirdo dollshouse stuff" helpers, love it! Look at their faces, sheer delight :D

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! Yes, my little helpers have a lot of patience with my hobby. Very jaded to all the weird stuff by now!

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  10. Oh I love this room. I'd been wondering if any of the re-ment would work with 1 inch scale, it all looks so large in the pictures on e-bay listings...

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    1. Ahhh, the frustrations of Re-ment!! A lot of Re-ment is best for playscale, or 1:6, but there is a fair amount that works in 1:12. It's trial and error...some sets have larger and smaller pieces too. I actually started a Wiki a few years ago called Mini Sizer: http://mini-sizer.wikispaces.com/. I started it to track what Re-ment works in 1:12. I haven't kept up with it as much, but I encourage people to contribute information. There is also a great group on Flickr for Re-ment collectors: https://www.flickr.com/groups/re-mentaddicts/. It's a wealth of information and members share lots of pictures so you can get some sense of scale. Have fun!

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  11. I love the shelving. And your new lens looks great. I always enjoy seeing your photos.

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