Originally Posted by AlphaBravo
How do you manage to get the entire model in focus, especially the airliners? That's the biggest challenge I have. Thanks.
OK you have seen the set up, now don't worry about the background and focus on the model in front, which lets face it is only inches in front, when you take pitures in the sun be careful about shadows of the model aginst the background picture, if that is the case you need to bring the model more forward, If you cant do that then turn the whole setup so that the sun is comming from a side angle and not straight behind. Don't do a close up zoom of the model or a macro, instead step back and take a picture of the whole thing with the focus still fixed on the model, Think of how you take a general picture anyway but remember to keep it at the models ground level. If that includes the background outside the diorama as well that's OK as you can see that on my example, I have under and around the subjet itself, you should have what is called 'Depth of field' and I hope with youre camera the model is in focus as well as the background. Take the picture and bring the picture into a picture edit program like Paint or Photoshop and 'Crop' away all the excess area of the print, Like I have shown and If you have used high def settings after cropping it should not be too 'pixilated' and really that is all I do people. I don't have a fancy camera but it is one you can look through a veiw finder as well as a screen on the back. Hope this has been of use