Photographing those models

My technique needs work. Photo by author
There are thousands of photos of scale models on the Internet and in magazines. Not only are the models stunning, the photography is also. Good photography brings out the best in models, figures and dioramas. Many of these photos are taken by professionals, but you can take great photos of your models at home. 

The essential factor in good scale model is proper lighting. Good equipment is also important, but it’s not necessary to have an expensive camera. There are tutorials about how to take better model photos, how to make your own light tent and reflectors, how to use your camera and more. 

Some of these tutorials delve into the specifics of overall photography techniques, but if you’re really interested in taking good model photos, they are well worth the read. Here’s a few to get started. 

Model photography links Armorama


Digital Model Photography: Tips and Techniques

Photographing Your Minis

How to utterly lose your mind

Photography 101

Photographing Minis and Figures by Giovanni Azzara

Scale car photography explained in detail

I need to revisit some of these sites and polish up on my skills. Practice as much as you can and have fun!

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