Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Video tutorial: How to photograph your scale models and dioramas

There's nothing worse than a shabbily photographed model. Tens or hundreds of hours put into the build, and then a couple of half-arsed blurry smartphone photos of it in front of the toaster crumbs on the kitchen bench. Not good enough.

Once you've finished building and painting your pride and joy, you want to photograph it. Partly to document what you've done, and partly to share it with friends and other modellers online.

In this video I show you how I photograph my completed models. I don't go into details of complicated camera settings (focus, exposure, blah blah blah...). Rather, I show you how I work with natural light and an appropriate backdrop to really hero out your completed model and make it stand out.

If you have suggestions on how you shoot your models, do please let me know in the comments. I'd love to hear how other people do this, and see examples of your photography.

Until next time.



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