Question by ayzli’s_mom: Any suggestions for a great place to tak outdoor family photos in Maricopa, AZ?
I have the photographer and now I am just wondering if anyone has suggestions for a great place to take family photos in Maricopa city, AZ. I want palm trees and water if possible. Some great architecture or fun background ideas also welcome! Help! I’m stressing to get my family photos done for Christmas cards!
Answer by Norma to Adobe Dam Regional Park. Sitting at the base of the Hedgepeth Hills in north Phoenix, this 1,526-acre park offers recreationists the opportunity to participate in activities that require ample space. The land is used by many clubs, including:
Arizona Model Pilots Society R/C Airport, Airfield
Maricopa Live Steamers
Arizona Model Railroading Society
Phoenix Kart Racing Association Race Track
Arizona Karting Association Kart Racing Track
Fort Adobe Paintball Complex
Adobe Dam is also home to:
500 Club Championship Golf Course
Victory Lane Sports Complex Ball Fields
Wet ‘n’ Wild Phoenix – for general information, contact (623) 201-2000.
FIRE ICON INFORMATION:
GREEN ICON: It is safe to burn a campfire in the park, unless the park has implemented a fire ban.
RED ICON: Under no circumstances are fires allowed.
The park is open from
6 a.m. to 10 p.m. No entry after 10 p.m.
Please visit their individual sites for current hours.
Adobe Dam Regional Park
23280 N. 43rd Avenue
Glendale, AZ 85310
The Mid-Suffolk Light Railway was having a nornsby collectors day so there displays of model train sets and meccano. The song is Hill of the Skull from the album Surfing with the Alien by Joe Satriani. Video Rating: 5 / 5
Question by Arbie: What’s a good, uploadable camera for taking highly detailed photos of small, fine scale models?
I’m thinking of selling some of my HO train models on eBay but don’t yet have a digital camera for photographs nor much knowledge of them. The camera must be able to take either close-up shots of finely detailed parts or sharp photos of the overall model. Traditionally, model railroaders have used film cameras shooting through pinhole lenses with special lighting and long exposures to get the desired quality with depth of field. An added but unnecessary plus is the ability to get the camera into tight places.
Without doubt, the gold standard in digital model displays is John Gurdak at Uncle Dave’s Brass Trains, though the people at Dan’s Train Depot in Ocala, Florida, also do acceptable work. The problem with John is that his equipment runs into the thousands of dollars, and that’s out of the question for me.
I liked a couple of images I saw taken with a Konica Minolta Dimage X1 but have not really surveyed the field. Again, please don’t recommend something costing thousands of dollars, because I can’t afford that, but if anyone knows a better choice (or knows more about the Konica), I’d appreciate hearing your views.
Answer by fhotoace A dSLR with macro lens (a real one, NOT an add-on), a tripod and lots of
Nikon and Canon make good ones for under $ 700. Nikon D3100 and Canon T1i/500D are two
You can look on their websites to find macro lenses
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