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PostSubject: SO SIMPLE...when you know how!   SO SIMPLE...when you know how! Icon_minitimeWed Mar 11, 2020 12:27 am

The beautiful vintage shot...

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The incredibly simple way it's done.......if you have magnificent models !
This guy was a MASTER! cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: SO SIMPLE...when you know how!   SO SIMPLE...when you know how! Icon_minitimeWed Mar 11, 2020 3:07 am

Is this an "Elgin Park" scene by the late, and sorely missed, Michael Paul Smith?

He was a good guy, always ready to share and discuss tips and tricks on Flickr. I have heard that two or three of my Flickr comments from our exchanges were included in one of the books about his work.

A pair of talented guys working under the name of one24thscale post similar style photos on Flickr. Most of their work isn't quite as convincing as was Smith's, but sometimes they hit a home run in the believability game:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/one24thscale/


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SCU_HQ wrote:
A pair of talented guys working under the name of one24thscale post similar style photos on Flickr. Most of their work isn't quite as convincing as was Smith's, but sometimes they hit a home run in the believability game:
You're certainly right about their work lacking the "believability" of Smith's.
They so often just miss getting the scale of the background right, or what's even more obvious is the placing of their cars in a position where a real car would not be able to manoeuvre into unless it was dropped in by a helicopter. Like too many things behind it that would have been impossible to drive through.....and maybe a pond right in front.
Looks like fancy advertising brochure work?
They are ones for VERY bright colours too, which I think always look a bit toy-like...specially if it's realism you're trying to achieve.
Maybe they are using the "art" setting on their camera which super-exaggerates colour, but colours in real life are always muted and dimmed by distance. (Da Vinci recognised this. Aerial perspective.)
So many of their backgrounds manage to look very stagey too.

Michael Paul Smith was a true master of the genre and I have yet to see his equal. And he always made it look so easy, although of course we realise it wasn't.
His sense of composition was impeccable too.
All part of his superb ability.
Can you recommend any particular book on his work, preferably well illustrated?

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Elgin Park: An Ideal American Town (2011)
https://www.amazon.com/Elgin-Park-Ideal-American-Town/dp/3791345486/

Elgin Park: Visual Memories of Midcentury America (2015, 2020)
https://www.amazon.com/Elgin-Park-Memories-Midcentury-America-dp-1947895141/dp/1947895141/

(The second book is out of print, but a reprint is apparently in the works, but not yet available.)

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Have just bought one and will try to be wait-listed for the other!
Thanks!

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Very clever stuff! bounce bounce bounce

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