Photography

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 who is documenting their miniature collection, these tips and methods can help you create the unique portfolio you …

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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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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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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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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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