Photography

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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How to Take Better Pictures of Miniatures: The Benefits of Good Light

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How do you take better miniature photos? A major aspect to improving your ability to photograph miniatures and models is great lighting. The benefits of good light is invaluable in miniature photography for tabletop games, roleplaying games, DnD, historical military dioramas, gunpla, and other toy hobby products. There are many ways to take better pictures …

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Simple Tips for Fixing Photo “White Balance” (Easy Guide)

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Why do your photos have colors that look wrong or “off”? A major challenge in photography, especially in miniature photography, is the use of camera automatic settings that don’t always do a good job. A part of the problem is the ambient lighting around your subject, which you can fix with a photo lightbox or …

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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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10 Simple Photography Tips for Miniature Painters and Modelers

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Are you looking for simple tips to improve your miniature photography? Taking better pictures of your models and miniatures can really enhance your enjoyment of the hobby. Whether you’re a tabletop wargamer, a miniature painter, or scale modeler who creates immersive dioramas, you’ll want to capture great photos of your work to share with others. …

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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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10 Tips for Macro Photography of Miniatures (an Easy Guide)

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Do you want better photos of your painted miniatures? Miniature photography is an emerging niche of the tabletop gaming world. You can tell epic stories in a single photo or a series of images. Specialized miniature photographers like Felix Hernandez have created other-worldly scenes that transport you to new dimensions. If you’re a miniature painter …

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Immersive Ambient Lighting Guide for Tabletop RPG Games (5 Tips)

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So, you are hosting a role-playing gaming (RPG) gaming event, like Dungeon and Dragons (D&D)? Sometimes you just want to throw a party. Whether you’re hosting a RPG campaign, a birthday party, or an anniversary, you know having the right ambient lighting is an absolute must. Ambient lighting for tabletop gaming or other event not …

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