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This is Rebekaa Dia'Elsiné, Acolyte for my Inquisitorial retinue. Since the picture is hard to see, this is the paints I used:
Hair: Snakebite Leather Basecoat, then added a layer of Sunburst yellow, followed by a highlight of 1:1 Bleached Bone/Sunburst Yellow
Jacket: Snakebite Leather basecoat with Shining Gold Trim
Boots: Vermin Brown Basecoat with Boltgun Metal and Shining Gold Trim
Second was Aleksia Lusetros, another Acolyte, her paint scheme is fairly straightforward.
Hair: Snakebite Leather
Armour: Bleached Bone base with Flesh Wash
Secondly, these photos came out rather poor. So, I was wondering if you could provide some tips on taking digital photos of models and miniatures.
I would also be interested in a tutorial on that.
Most of my pictures come out quite poorly as well.
I'm certain a better camera would help but I imagine the settings and technique make a big difference.
1. Macro mode - it's a must. Super Macro is recommended. Without that, your cam won't get the proper focus.
2. Optical zoom only. Digital zoom is BAD. It doesn't really do anything and decreases the quality.
3. Shoot photos at maximum resolution there is. You can always downsize them later.
4. A tripod is recommended. They're not too expensive, and VERY handy.
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Another thing that I find very helpful (as well as what has been mentioned so far) is to put a piece of white paper behind the mini before photographing it macro style.
Just put a curve in it, and stand it on its side behind it. Makes the mini easier to see and seems to make the photos turn out better
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I have a rinky dink camera and have to make due with it, so here's what I do with minimum expense in order to produce decent images:
-Take pictures with plenty of outside light showering onto the 'picture zone'
-Set up multiple lights around the subject. Usually works best to have the light more around the subject than directly on it.
I've also had good success actually taking the pictures outside on a clear day. This tends to produce the best pictures with cheap cameras with little to no extra equipment.
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Thanks folks. I'll try to have new pictures up by tomorrow.
Yeah if you do have poor lighting at home, go outside and shoot.
By having a white piece of paper under and behind your not only clearing the clutter but also bouncing light back up on your model (filling in the dark shadows abit.)
The sun directly on your model will be too harsh so if its not a cloud day, try getting a piece of paper (or baking paper if you have it [of which you can double up if need be]) and hold it over your model, this will diffuse the light and give it soft shadows.
What the macro button does it allows you to get closer to your model, note though that even this has its limitations on any lens.
So if your still getting fuzzy photos move back a little so that it can focus on your model, even if it doesn't fill the frame you can at least crop into the photo later.
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