Photography

What is CRI in Lighting? A Guide for Artists and Miniature Painters

CRI lighting guide and reference for miniature painters and hobbyists - color rendering index for artists, miniature painters, and modelers - banner feature

A miniature painting lamp is an essential tool for any miniature painter because it provides the perfect light source to enhance the color and details of their work. But what makes a great miniature painting lamp? In this article, I’ll discuss one important feature of lighting: color rendering index (CRI). Then, I’ll discuss the other …

What is CRI in Lighting? A Guide for Artists and Miniature Painters Read More »

Gregory Culley: Grimdark Photography Methods and Madness

Gregory Culley: Grimdark Photography Methods and Madness - banner image

Are you a miniature painter in need of some creativity? Then look no further than photography, an art form that uses light as the primary medium. Taking photos is about more than just the technical components; it’s about expressing yourself and conveying your own unique story. Gregory Culley is a master of grimdark photography and …

Gregory Culley: Grimdark Photography Methods and Madness Read More »

Overcoming Fear as a Miniature Stock Photographer

Overcoming fear as a new stock photographer - fear of stock photography - miniature photography starting tips - banner

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 …

Overcoming Fear as a Miniature Stock Photographer Read More »

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

Pros and Cons of a Lightbox - How to Take Better Miniature Photos Without a Lightbox - Tips for Taking Better Pictures of Miniatures and Minis Without a Photobox studio - tips for hobby photography - miniature photography - banner

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 …

Pros and Cons of a Lightbox: Better Miniature Photos Without a Lightbox Read More »

Smartphone Vs Camera for Miniature Photography

Best Camera for Miniature Photography: Smartphone vs Camera – how to take better pictures of miniatures and models – smartphone or camera for miniature photography – take better miniature photos with your smartphone – a comparison between smartphone and camera photos of models and miniatures – wargaming photography - primaris dreadnought imperial fist warhammer 40k - banner image

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, …

Smartphone Vs Camera for Miniature Photography Read More »

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 …

5 Essential Camera Shots For Better Battle Reports Read More »

33 Reasons You Need To Take Photography, Seriously

33 Reasons You Need To Take Photography, Seriously - personal reasons for photography - why photography - hobby photography -banner

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 …

33 Reasons You Need To Take Photography, Seriously Read More »

How to Photograph Miniatures with a Black Background (Guide)

How to Photograph Miniatures with a Black Background (Guide) - how to capture miniature photos with pure black backdrops - infinite black backgrounds in miniature and model photography - guide for pure black background miniature photography - banner

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 …

How to Photograph Miniatures with a Black Background (Guide) Read More »

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

How to take great miniature photos - how to take better pictures of miniatures and models -How to take better miniature pictures- how to improve your miniature photography - banner

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 …

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