Darth Depressis wrote:I'm not comparing styles, I'm just saying coming from the
The guy who boasts his style is non-digital its really kinda
ridiculous to see him using random screenshots...it really
Takes away from all the illusion one can find in dioramas, and
Apparently your not inclined to learn how to composite shots yourself
so yeah I doubt we' ll ever see any actual model ships in this series.
When one takes into account the amount of anti-digital sentiment
You've blithely stated over the years; one would assume chewie
Shot his photos on a non-digital camera and developed them in
His basement...I'm just saying the random screen caps take me
Outta the story...clearly I'm one of those people...lol
To each his own; I am not offended by criticism about this. I'm happy to respond/clarify though for anyone wondering.
It's my style; for a few reasons... one being I have serious carpal tunnel, and the less I have to click around on a mouse, the better. Another reason is that my computer is in my bedroom a few feet from where my wife sleeps. The only time I even have time to work on this stuff is after midnight too - when she's trying to sleep. She doesn't like me even working on these things so it's a smart move for me to spend less time on the PC annoying the hell out of her if I can. It's out of desire, lack of skill on photo editing skills, and also some necessity. Plus, I enjoy making dioramas a lot. It's a lot of fun for me. I also get to keep a physical aspect of the photonovel other than just figures too.
Usually, the only time that I use digital backgrounds/etc. is for space shots - they're not just straight screen captures though, they're from a space shot that I made, then I add/borrow from images I find online - just cutting/pasting images of planets, ships here and there, etc. Kind of like what most people do for their photonovels. But for me to try and make models/etc. doesn't seem practical in most cases. If I could do it and make it look okay, I would. But I don't feel I'm short cutting things when I use a digital image either - that one of the planet of Dantooine took me well over an hour to compose - yes, I suck at it. Most people with any skills could probably do that in less than 5 minutes. But I'm not good at it; and simply have not had great experiences with it. All the reason for me to use less digital backgrounds and go with a medium that suits me better.
I use digital elements when I feel I don't have any other options. I don't see what's wrong with that; if it detracts from the story because 99% of my images are hand made dioramas, I'm sorry. I am not getting paid to do this and already struggle to find time to make them without adding more hours of labor into them. That's why I took over a year off from these, and am frankly tempted to stop them altogether.
It's not always easy when your trying to be a good father for two little kids and a good husband, maintain a house, coach baseball, while also working a lot of overtime... and that's all before this hobby of trying to keep active in photonovels, customizing, promote other people's work, run Yakfinities (out of my own pocket), promote and monitor the forums, etc.