Thursday, March 28, 2013

Photo Booth

If you read this blog (and you must, or you wouldn't be reading this) you know that Bob builds really amazing scale models.  There is a magazine called Fine Scale Modeler that often shows models made by its subscribers.  Logic dictates that Bob's models should be in this magazine.

Of course, to do this you need to send a photograph.  He should be taking pictures of his stuff anyway--if this blog has taught be nothing else, it's that it's kind of nice to document bits of your life.

Awhile back, I did a post showing how to McGyver [old TV show where the star could make anything using a Swiss Army knife and whatever was lying around] a photo booth using a storage container and flashlights.  Not that it's difficult--but most of my storage containers have stuff in them that had to be dumped out and somehow never got put back in.  So taking pictures was usually on the "things to do" list.

Also about the same time--I bought Mike a small photo booth for Christmas a couple of years ago--because he also makes nice things that should be photographed.  It's not Christmas--but I just got one for Bob.

Pretty nifty little kit.  About the size of a briefcase, has a folding photo booth, two lights, and a camera tripod.  Just unfold and plug in. 

Here's a shot of our usual "documentation" (set it on the table and shoot) and one in the photo booth.

I think the second one shows more respect to Bob's skills.  Now to  write that article for the magazine!

1 comment:

  1. Love the pic of Uncle Bob! Makes me want to come home and visit! Love the photo booth, also!

    Sidenote: Can't believe you defined MacGyver! Going to have to go stream an episode now!! He was my idle way back when!