Photography

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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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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How to Take Better Pictures of Miniatures (Tips and Guide)

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How do you take better miniature photos? Taking great pictures of your miniatures is an important skill as miniature painter and scale modeler. You don’t need expensive equipment or even a dedicated camera to capture professional quality photos of your painted miniatures. In this article, I share my experience in tabletop miniature photography and show …

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Take Great Pictures of Your Miniatures (Quick Tips)

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Are you looking to take great pictures of your miniatures? After you’re done painting your miniatures, you may want to take photos of them in various locations. Professional photos always tell a story or evoke an emotion. With miniature photography, you have an excellent way to document your work, tell a narrative, and share what …

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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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10 Reasons You Should Photograph Your Painted Miniatures

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Photographing your painted miniatures is an important step in the artistic process. In fact, digital photography is a window into self-discovery. A digital image helps you understand and learn from your hobby. To become a better painter and artist, sometimes you have to find a new perspective. Capturing a photograph is the fastest and easiest …

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Photography Lighting Review: The Yesker LED Ring Light for Miniature Photography

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In miniature photography, adding an LED ring light to my studio has improved the quality of my images. For a long time, I ignored this aspect of the hobby until I realized that I wanted professional looking photos of my work. Of course, that meant learning all about how to make great looking miniature photos. …

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