📖 TIPS: We've invited our community member m1brickcars to share some advices to take realistic LEGO cars pictures. Here's the last installment!
Today I want to talk about special effects and posing.
These are very important factors for lego photos, especially if you want to photograph a vehicle and make it look like it is moving.
Most of the time, to recreate a moving effect you need to work in post production.
But sometimes this effect alone is not enough to give the illusion of movement, you have to rely also on posing.
The vehicle must point in the direction of movement. If you don’t know which could be the best pose, try to play with it a little bit then stop when you find the “cool” position you were searching for.
Don’t forget that every car has its pilot, so it’s also very important his expression and where is looking.
If you want to recreate a drift, for example, making the figure look toward the spinning wheel could strengthen the illusion.
If you are into details, like me, you can add the burnt marks, useful as indicators for the direction.
The smoke is another essential part if you want to give a touch of realism to your picture. For this I suggest to use a well known trick with a nebulizer, paying attention to the direction of the smoke, which should go against the car.
In this scene taken from the movie "The Batman" I had to use real flames to reproduce the scene of the film as faithfully as possible.
You can see the flames in the background but also the warm reflected light created by the flame itself.
These effects give the photo a unique look, very complicated to recreate in post-production.
For this type of photo, however, it takes a lot of attention to use the flame, remember not to use it indoors!
Thanks m1brickcars for these tips! If you want to read it all, head to our blog!
Pagani Zonda R Evolution by K MP
My Zonda R was long overdue for an update, and what meant to be minor updates has turned out to be a complete overhaul. It now has the new SC goodies (windscreen, new wheels and new vehicle base). I took my LFA's exhaust solution and they look slightly better than the binoculars on my previous Zonda R. It really should be in white, but I'm short of white 73825 brackets unfortunately. Instructions: rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-94935/KMPMOCS/pagani-zonda-r-evo... Thanks for viewing =D My Instagram - www.instagram.com/kmpmocs Facebook - www.facebook.com/kmpmocs
♻️ Repost from @moparinsiders ... YouTuber ‘Brick Clicker’ found leaked photos of a newly Mopar licensed set from Reddit user Samurai_Happy who happened to find the set on the shelf of a Target in Washington. The 2021 LEGO Speed Champions Mopar Dodge//SRT Top Fuel Dragster and 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A will make their official launch in June of this year. The newest LEGO Speed Champions set (#76904) will feature 627 pieces and will have a rumored price of $49.99 USD. 📷: @dodgeofficial | www.dodge.com #Dodge #Mopar #SRT #dodgegarage #1320club #HEMI @dodgeofficial @stellantisna @officialmopar #widebody #DodgeChallenger @leah.pruett #LXBN #carswithoutlimits #AmericanMuscle #MuscleCars @lego #speedchampions #carlifestyle #supercharged #lego #topfuel #dragster https://www.instagram.com/p/CNN9Nqel1ZH/?igshid=15hwiozq8x9hi
Volvo c30 2007 inspired, LEGO brick build display model kit commission by @gijsvhaeff This one was quite a challenge, especially the rear end of the car but all the work put in it was totally worthit. Turn your car into a custom kit, visit www.splineup.com ➡️ commissions. #volvo #volvoc30 #lego #legocar #legomoc #speedchampions #custom #handmade #giftidea #sp_lineup Designed and build by @sp_lineup Parts provided by @lsbricksstore https://www.instagram.com/p/Cg7ib6TjOeN/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
👍😊👍 NOW FOR BIGGER THINGS 😉 #LEGO #SPEEDCHAMPIONS #MERCEDES #AMG #PETEONAS #FORMULAONETEAM #MERCEDESAMGF1W12EPERFORMANCE #MERCEDESAMGPROJECTONE https://www.instagram.com/p/Ceo5iw-JsOo/?igshid=NGJjMDIxMWI=
If your a long time follower, you probably know by now one of my favorite Lego themes has been Drome Racers. I took one of my favorite Drome racer sets 8357 Zonic Strike and revamped it into an air speeder! The original set pictures can be seen on the final slides. More posts to come soon! #legoracers #speedchampions #dromeracers #zonic #zotic #strike #exo-force #exoforce #sever #3 #legorevamp #2003 #backintheday https://www.instagram.com/p/CZQHFPDJqHV/?utm_medium=tumblr
📖 TIPS: We've invited our community member m1brickcars to share some advices to take realistic LEGO cars pictures and this is what he came out with!
I have been a fan of LEGO and photography for a long time, but it was only a few years ago that I decided to combine the two passions and create a dedicated instagram account page.
My lego collection is based a lot on vehicles, in particular cars, and that's why I try to create scenes where these are the main subject.
My idea of photographing LEGO cars is to make them look as close to real scenes as possible, so very often I have to create objects with the right scale to trick the eye.
If you want to shoot F1 racing cars, one of the things that is better to include in the frame is the curb.
I used a simple adhesive tape of different colors and very carefully placed them in order to recall the colors of the Italian flag. Here you can also have fun with other colors such as green and yellow or simply with a classic red and white color.
To shape the curb I’ve used a simple ruler.
Then I’ve used grainy white sand to make the escape route right after the curb.
In real circuits this trick is used to slow down the cars in the event of an accident.
Then, with a black wax color, I drew some marks that recall those of the tires, so as to give an extra touch of reality in the photo.
These burnt rubber marks are visible in almost every car race and are caused by the tires which reach temperatures so high that they melt on the road.
This is an example of small detail that can’t be overseen in a racing car picture!
All of this is placed on a sheet of black cardboard (sometimes I use the gray one) that acts as asphalt in all my photos.
The tilted camera gives that dynamic look almost mandatory for this kind of pictures.
Thanks m1brickcars for this first installment. Se you in few days for the last one (which is already available on the blog!)
Ferrari F50 by K MP
Didn't plan to build the F50 actually, but the new arch piece used on MC12 inspired me to. Red would definitely look better. Instructions : rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-94450/KMPMOCS/ferrari-f50/#details Thanks for viewing =) My Instagram - www.instagram.com/kmpmocs Facebook - www.facebook.com/kmpmocs
I finally wrote my blog post for Creations for Charity https://www.creationsforcharity.org/post/creations-for-charity-2021-donations-in-toronto-on-canada Creations for Charity is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that hosts an annual fundraising event where builders from all over the world donate custom LEGO creations that are sold in their store from October 15th to November 30th. The proceeds are used to buy new LEGO sets for underprivileged children around the world during the holidays. I was handed a sum of cash to go and acquire this pile of LEGO to spread to some charities around Toronto, Ontario. To learn more and get involved please check out their website. #lego #charity #creationsforcharity #starwars #disney #friends #vidyo #minecraft #marvel #dc #warnermedia #warner #mario #monkiekid #batman #speedchampions #spiderman #torontofire #firedepartment #torontofiredepartment #station444 #station421 https://www.instagram.com/quickbuildbricks/p/CXtdUcQr82q/?utm_medium=tumblr
Also got this sweet little McLaren Elva build as a bonus for Father's Day with my last set purchase. #lego #legomasters #legofamilybuildnight #speedchampions #mclaren #elva #wizniakboys (at Wizzo's Throne) https://www.instagram.com/p/CRTLrJ-p58U/?utm_medium=tumblr
New video of the LEGO Speed Champions Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Race Car (75891) . #chevy #chevrolet #speedchampions #camaro #zl1 #afol #tfol #kfol #racecar #lego #stickers #weekend #bricks #brickbuildernation #10x #leasuretime #leasure #kids #toys https://www.instagram.com/p/COuxvqkJe-v/?igshid=1nzq0rdyq5udp