Photography

5 Best LED Ring Lights for Miniature Photography (Review)

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Do you need better lights for your miniature photography? Miniature photography is more challenging than normal day-to-day picture taking. If you’re struggling to take better photos of your miniatures, then it’s likely you have all you need right in front of you. In fact, simply leverage your current equipment for photographing miniatures or models and …

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Overcoming Fear as a Miniature Stock Photographer

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Wondering if stock photography is for you, but afraid to take the plunge? You’re not alone. Many photographers feel the same way, but with a few tips and tricks, you can soon overcome your fears and be on your way to becoming a successful stock photographer! Although my journey as a hobbyist has taken me …

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Lighting Guide for Miniature Wargaming Photography (Reference and Tips)

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Good light is the key to any great miniature photography. If you want better photos of your miniatures, then you need to learn how to find and use light. For miniature painters, scale modelers, or other hobbyists looking to share their work on social media, taking great photos is part of the fun. The simplest …

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Pros and Cons of a Lightbox: Better Miniature Photos Without a Lightbox

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Are you wondering if you need a lightbox for taking miniature photos? If you’re a hobby tabletop miniature gamer and want to take better photos of your models, a lightbox can help. But, studio photography setup also has drawbacks and may limit your ability to create unique images of your painted miniatures. The best photographic …

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Smartphone Vs Camera for Miniature Photography

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Did you know that your smartphone can take amazing photos of your painted miniatures? Compact camera technology has come a long way! The image quality gap has narrowed between smartphones and cameras. Under proper conditions, images taken on smartphones are indistinguishable from consumer grade cameras. These include DSLR, compact bridge cameras, and mirrorless systems. So, …

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The Benefits of Clear Coating Your Painted Miniatures

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Are you wondering if you need to apply a clear coat to your miniatures? At first glance you may think that paint should be enough to endure gentle handling, even during gameplay. But, a layer of acrylic paint is thin and vulnerable to all sorts of environmental insults, e.g., sunlight, moisture, bumps, and movement during …

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5 Essential Camera Shots For Better Battle Reports

Do you want to write better battle reports? Are your adventure logs lacking  narrative flair? Maybe you’ve played a memorable tabletop game like Warhammer 40k or Warmachine/Hordes, or are simply keeping a campaign record for your Dungeon and Dragons group. Either way, you’re looking for ways to spruce up your writing with some pictures. This …

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33 Reasons You Need To Take Photography, Seriously

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Photography is one of the best ways to express yourself and your thoughts, feelings, and ideas. Whether you are photographing something beautiful or shooting pictures for fun of whatever captures your interest–as long as it inspires you in some way–photography will give a creative outlet that can help make sense out of confusing emotions from …

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How to Photograph Miniatures with a Black Background (Guide)

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A true infinity black background is a great way to create a dramatic atmosphere in your miniature photos. But, many people don’t realize how difficult it is to create a true black background, until they take their first few pictures. A black backdrop in your photos of painted miniatures is hard to achieve! Sometimes the …

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Black or White Backgrounds for Miniature Photos: What’s Right For You?

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What kind of backdrop color should you use in your photography of painted miniatures? Black or white backdrops each have their advantages and disadvantages, depending on what type of atmosphere you’re trying to capture for your miniature photography. Black backgrounds are associated with feelings of mystery, fantasy, or sophistication. A black background can also be …

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Lighting Styles and Techniques For Miniature Portfolios (Reference Guide)

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Lighting is a fundamental part of photography, whether you’re a miniature photographer, a fashion photographer, or even a photojournalist. Using appropriate lighting techniques can mean the difference between excellent shots and boring ones. For the hobbyist photographer documenting their miniature collection, these lighting style tips can help you create a unique portfolio. Or, if you’re …

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