Photography Tips for Diecast Lovers

The owner of a miniature toy vehicle, casted, often makes photography as a medium to visualize his diecast collection with natural shapes with unique styles. Although it looks simple, creating a real visualization is not easy because they have to pay attention to the components and the combination of properties used, ranging from selecting a diecast with perfect detail to adjusting the moment to create a real impression.

The 2018 Diecast Expo exhibition on November 3-4 2018 proves that diecast fans are not only children, but adult dominance. The exhibition also held a discussion of “Diecast Collection Motive Tips” with three diecast lovers, Danis Khalifah, diecast photographer from the Hotwheels Photography community, Ari Aswin Founder of Diecastindo, and Iwan Kustiawan, diorama maker.

“In line with our ongoing commitment to educate and improve the lives of users and the Indonesian community as a whole, the Shopee Talk this time gives a different color by raising a special theme for lovers of miniature vehicles at Shopee Indonesia Diecast Expo 2018.” said Country Brand Manager, Shopee, Rezki Yanuar in his statement, Monday 5 October 2018. Here are three important tips that need to be known in diecast photography.

1. Composition and story Before venturing to the techniques and components needed, first determine the story to be raised. Danis stated that he often seeks inspiration for stories through car racing scenes or favorite rallies. “The uniqueness of the story also can certainly make your shots later will be much more interesting,” he said.

2. Combine techniques and components After determining the story, the diaster is required to integrate the composition appropriately, related to the location, angle of taking, vehicle size (scale), and other supporting properties such as human figures, animals, trees, buildings, and more.

When deciding to take indoor photos, for example, lighting becomes an important supporting component of photography. For outdoor shooting, it should be understood that the right time to get light in order to get photos that look natural. Most diecast photographers do hunting just before sunset.

3. The role of dioramas To create a natural diecast visualization, it takes a ‘live’ background to capture. Iwan explained, “live” dioramas must be able to record the authenticity details of the actual background conditions.