Photo-A-Day #1831

I’m more excited each and every day about new information about the new Transformers video game. I just found out that the release date is June 22, 2010. This time the action takes place on Cybertron. In the Transformers timeline the events in this video game take place prior to the Autobots and Decepticons leaving Cybertron and crash landing on planet Earth. All of the robots will be in their Cybertronian modes. From everything I’ve seen in previews the modes look incredible. I’m really looking forward to the toys that are being made, too. And in this new game there are some very cool multiplayer options.

I felt like taking a Transformers photo today and pair the character of Smokescreen with this LEGO minifig. I sort of thought of the two of them being a human/Transformer team. I was using selective focus and I seem to be using it more often these days, so much so that having both the Autobot symbol on Smokescreen and the leather jacket on the minifig was proving difficult. I guess that I need to do more various types of shots to stay skilled. When I need a fairly clear white background I shoot on my washer machine. It works pretty well. Maybe in the future I will create a Studio in a Box (aff link) or buy one so that I can shoot small objects on different backgrounds with decent lighting.

Photo Information

Date Taken: Apr 13, 2010
Camera: Nikon Corporation (Aff Link)
Model: NIKON D80 (My Flickr)
ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/5sec
Aperture: 6.3
Focal Length: 250mm
Flash Used: No
Mode: Aperture

This has been one long day. We were up at 1:00am because despite the fact that we were getting up at 3:30am to get ready to drive to the airport and thus we’d finally wake Eva up before she woke us up. Eva, however, was having none of that. She woke up at 1:00am and would not go back to bed, so she came to bed with us. She hogs the bed and even though when we look in on her and she looks like a little angel she sleeps in such a violent and active way. Despite that we got to the airport on time and Allison and Eva had a safe flight to Florida. I’ll miss them while they are on vacation.

I wanted to mention a couple of posts today. My friend Buck Daddy started something new on his blog called Tip my Hat Tuesday. Unexpectedly he highlighted me in his first TMHT post. what can I say, I am very humbled.

Another post is the BloggingTips.com post from this week. It is all about how Geotagging could help you become successful online.

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7 Responses to “Multi-player Modes in Transformers: War for Cybertron”

  1. lenny says:

    The studio in a box is not better lighting it is just flat even lighting.Personally I think that would make photos like this, MEH. They sometimes have them at Ocean State Job Lot for less than what you would normally pay. I can explain to you how to build one for about 1/8th the cost.
    If you are trying to work with selective focus don’t change the aperture, change the distance to the subject. When the lens is wide open even an inch can can vary your depth of field.

    • Drew says:

      Lenny,

      The room I shoot in has plenty of overhead light that is bright, the washer is white but the walls are almost the green for doing greenscreens (it was a bitch to paint). I guess I’d just like to have some sort of studio setup for small shots like this. Thanks for the advice as well as the DIY link for the tent, that s a great idea, thanks. Again, we have to go shoot soon.

  2. lenny says:

    Here is one inexpensive light tent example but there are many others
    http://www.mostlycolor.ch/2010/02/cheap-green-diffuse-paper-binder-clip.html
    .-= Look at what lenny wrote blog .. =-.

  3. after reading this i somhow got some information about photography which i am trying to learn
    .-= Look at what travellingrants wrote blog ..Wordless Wednesday: Symbol of Love =-.

  4. Andy says:

    Interesting shot. What do you think about adding the lense you are using to the photo info? I am assuming you used your 70-300mm in the photo above since you have a 250mm focal length.

    Remember as you open the appature you depth of focus shrinks. It also changes are you move closer or father away from you subject. The effect is far more profound with a high power zoom lense.
    .-= Look at what Andy wrote blog ..The Chicken Chase is coming =-.

    • Drew says:

      Andy,
      I’m pretty sure you are trying to make me do a ton of work extra, thank you for the challenge. I was using my Sigma 18mm – 250mm lens. that is the lens I use every day now, it is so versatile.

      Also thanks for the info on technical nature of the shot.

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