Category: Photography and Lighting

Printing Better Images

From the emails I receive, I can tell folks struggle with how to optimize the printed image output quality for their photo wallpaper.  It can be confusing so let’s go through a short primer.  There are essentially two steps. First,  you need to save the photo in a way that maximizes how many ink dots…


Two Points of View

 The camera lens gives us tremendous power to interpret and frame our scenes in a way we find personally appealing. There are two primary reasons we build model railroads.  First is the satisfaction of creation and assembly.  The second reason, which often plays out sub-consciously and tends be emotionally driven, is much more powerful.  We…


A Gift to Yourself

The ultimate modeling gift to yourself?  Something that, if embraced, will allow you to be transported into the miniature world you are working so hard to artfully frame?  Three of them are only $12.65.   Click HERE.     The article below shows how to use them.  


LAJ Lighting

“You can never be too rich, too thin,…….or have too many lumens”  Wallis Simpson. Coming up with a method of lighting the LAJ proved to be more challenging than expected.    Since this was in a finished room, with decorative track lighting already in place, the biggest obstacle was coming up with something that would…


MR Video Plus Shoot

Kent and Ben from Model Railroader Video Plus were here much of the day shooting The Downtown Spur.  Look for the finished copy early next year.  Two great guys and a thoroughly enjoyable experience.  It is so rewarding and eye opening to see your work documented from perspective, angles, and via media we aren’t accustomed to.  I…