I was asked about how to take good quality pictures of my models for my blog. This surprised me to no end as I am not a very good photographer and I struggle and experiment a lot to get decent pictures at best.
Nonetheless it is not like me to turn my back on anyone who takes the time to read my blog and ask a question - so I will answer in the best way I can.
The best answer I can give is to refer you to one of the best miniature painting sites out there on the internets that have excellent articles on the subject. This is where I learned to improve my photography, and I am sure that anyone who reads them will improve as well! The site belongs to the ultra-talented blokes of MASSIVE VOODOO. If you have never visited this site then I strongly recommend that you do - now!
The links to the articles are below:-
Tutorial - How to build a photo setup
Miniature Photography Part 2: How do I take good photos of my miniatures with a DSLR?
In the meantime I would just like to show you my version of a light box I made on the cheap and within 2 hours of messing around. The picture below shows what you can make with a few Euros. I made this simple light box from some balsa wood, baking paper, black card and polystyrene.
The polystyrene I already had from some pre-made, flat-pack furniture I bought in the past. The rest I bought. I just put it together with PVA glue and pins and let it dry. It has served me quite well.
Well that is the last post for this month. I am still producing four posts a month and nearly on a regular schedule - so I am happy. Believe it or not, working to a deadline keeps me very focused. So all is well.
So until next time, farewell and good healt,