Category: Photography and Lighting

Walking The Tracks

This scene was shot on the layout from 14th Avenue facing eastward down the tracks with my iPhone 6sPlus. Man that thing has a damn good camera on it when it comes to model photography. I also tried getting this shot using the iPhone13. As I moved the focal points, it kept jumping among the…


Capturing What We See

To create model photos that resemble what the human eye sees in the real world, we need a camera with a focal length and lens position that matches that of our eyes. The above photo was taken on my Downtown Spur layout using a recently purchased used iPhone 6sPlus. We’ve all had the experience of…


Northbound Tri-Rail

Having left the airport station, and crossed the Miami River, a northbound Tri-Rail train passes my recently completed Miami Jai-Alai fronton structure. Shot with Canon Rebel. Edited with Helicon Focus, Corel Knockout, and Adobe Photoshop.


Another Depth of Field Test

Although the camera wasn’t as good, one thing I liked about the iPhone 6s was that the single lens was located in a position that allowed very low angle photography. I loved that look. One drawback of the 13 Pro Max is that the triple lens configuration is much larger and it isn’t possible to…


The Next Big Wave

I recently updated a test video on YouTube illustrating the vastly improved depth of field qualities of the latest smartphone generation. Several days ago I was doing an interview for Lionel Strang’s A Modeler’s Life podcast. During the course of the conversation he asked what I thought the “next big wave” of the hobby would…