Have been reading through many of these topics with interest, particularly with regard to close up images, and staging scenes, so thought I would try my hand at it. I would greatly appreciate any feedback or advice.
I recently bought some cheap 1/32 scale figures, so I set up a starting grid scenario, with pit crews, drivers and cameramen, and took some ditance as well as close up shots.
The interesting thing is the way different eras of cars photgraphed. The newer cars came up much better in close ups, I think because of the extra detail, as can be see in these two pics of an M1 and a Ferrari GTO.
Whereas the pics I took of older GT cars did not have the same impact. The best of them are:
On the other hand, when it came to distance shots, the older vintage cars looked much better. Perhaps the scalextric pitstops and scenery suited that era of car more than it did the modern cars, as a similar shot with some F40's did not have the same impact, as can be seen below:
So, what do you think?