Like any of us, you've probably looked at plenty of photos of miniatures on the internet. What are some of the things that make bad photos? Poor lighting, blurry, out of focus... these jump to mind immediately. There's something else that professionals have picked up on which sets them apart from others - backgrounds.
The right (or wrong) background changes how we perceive ours and others' figures. If the miniature is infront of a background that's too strong or too busy, then the viewer's eyes will be drawn away from what's important - your miniature.
I've scoured old (and newer) photos of my own miniatures and have taken a critical stand on things I've done wrong when taking pictures... and we'll look at some advanced ways to make your own backgrounds.
Soo, long story short, after pushing hard for a large work project, I've had to fight a broncial infection the last couple weeks. Laid me out, I was off work, zero energy, etc... Hence, the lack of posts. I'm going to try to get back at it, though reserves are used up pretty quick these days.
I've started adding some more photo tips, such as strength of lighting. I'll add more this week, leading up to building a light box next week.
I wanted to share some more Photography Tips to help people take pictures of their miniatures. Now, I've talked about Lighting Your Hobby Area before and if you haven't read it, then you should. It'll give you a lot of useful information about different types of lights and how best to use them.
You can do what you want while painting. Sometimes stronger light is better. This article will discuss lighting while taking photos. I'm not above criticizing myself, so I have some examples of poor photos I've taken and good ones, that I'll dissect for you.