On a dime - Macro fun at home

I have a thing for hot red cars. Who doesn't, right? So when one of my colleagues told me they do their macro photography class with knick knacks he buys at the dollar store, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. The hunt was on for a replica of a red sports car.

I found this one at the mall, and it blew my budget by at least $5.  It  was worth it though. 

With my macro set up, it almost looked like a normal sized car. How do I remind everyone it is actually a replica? This is an old perspective technique. You can show your viewer how big your subject is by contrasting something else the viewer recognizes next to the subject.

I could use a coin? Even better, a turn on the phrase, stop on a dime.


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