A&P Did a shoot of my mom's Christmas town

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  1. fallenauthority

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    So every year my mom puts together this miniature Christmas Town. Its a little crazy but she loves to do it and it actually made for a couple neat photos I think.
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    That's pretty crazy. How long does it take her to put that all together?
     
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    It takes her about a month of working on it for a few hours a day after she gets off of work. She plans on expanding it next year to another wall in that room.
     
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    wow, thats pretty crazy and cool. :cool:
     
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    God damn! My dad does one of these each year and adds at least one or two buildings to the mix. He's outgrown his current setup, so we're going to build a new one sometime soon.

    Do you have a picture of the table/legs/wiring?
     
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    I had a grandmother do that every year back in the day. It's actually pretty cool, IMO. :embd:
     
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    Nice. WB is off tho.
     
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    good shit
     
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    Awesome, but for some reason I have an urge to burn the city down :)
     
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    Whites look fine to me?
     
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    Don't worry about it, it's fine. What people don't realize is that is how the light is being cast upon the scene. Changing that would change how the scene looks if you were there in person. No need to fix anything.
     
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    That still does not change the fact that WB is off. Just because you think its fine.
     
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    Then how is it off? The snow has a yellowish tint in areas due to the yellow lights and others have a bluish tint from the LED streetlamps. So which parts exactly are you referring to?
     
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    There is no real "white color" in any of the shots. You can balance for the "warm" lights or the "cool" lights or you can try to balance all the lights with some selective color balance. These shots did neither. The white balance is off.

    However, it's not like these shots are meant for anything other than your enjoyment so it's no big deal.

    Here's a quick rough fix on what the white balance should look like. This isn't totally accurate as I had no baseline so it's just a guess.

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    Here's your shot for comparison. See the difference?

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    It IS fine, not just because I said so.

    The scene, in person, would look the same way as he captured it here. The "whites" are yellow because the lights cast upon the scene are yellow. The entire village has a yellow hue to it. That doesn't mean the WB is off, it means he captured the scene as it was.

    Jcolman's "fix" does make the photo look better, but that isn't how the village looks. So if he wants to fix them to look like this, then that's fine. But don't throw around the term "WB is off" when it is doing exactly what it should.
     
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    Yellow is the new White now. I get it. Thanks for clearing that up :bowdown:
     
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    Yes....and no. The entire scene looks yellow because the WB is different that what the camera was set to capture. If you were to place yourself in the village, and the only light (or the primary light) that illuminated the scene around you was the yellow light, your eyes would adjust and it wouldn't look yellow anymore. The camera cannot do that unless we set it to the color temperature of the primary light. In this case, the WB was set to a cooler temperature than the primary light, hence the WB is off.
     
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    I like it. WB and all. I like the warmness to it all. I like how she has the sky and stars and moom in the background. But I hate that it can not be captured were well to look believable in the pictures. Maybe she needs to use black cloth instead of glosy paper?
     
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    Jcoleman ftw!
    PM me if you ever teach a class at the learning annex.
     
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    I actually do teach private classes. $60/hr bro!
     
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    Amazing decoration/christmas town!
    Ok pics.
     
  24. Wobistdu

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    'where do you live?

    also i think the WB is way too warm
     
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