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PM bushs
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bushs
26th Sep 2017 01:51:25

Hi,

Anybody have some good tips on how to photograph 6mm minis, or can point me in the direction of a suitable website / blog?

 


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dourpuritan
27th Sep 2017 06:36:51

My efforts suffer badly from my shakey hands, so I am cobsidering investing in a mini tripod.


PM pushing.tin
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pushing.tin
27th Sep 2017 09:14:44

There used to be a good article on photographing minis generally on the Minature Wargames website, not sure it is still there with the new editor.

As a minimum I'd say you need a decent camera with aperture control, a tripod and a remote shutter release. All of these are interlinked. You will generally need small (ie larger f number) apertures to get a decent depth of field, this means you will need to use a slow shutter speed, which means you will need a tripod and shutter release to avoid camera shake.

Lighting also helps if you have the money to invest. There are some fairly cheap small LED type photography lights available.

Just a few brief pointers but hope it helps,

Matt

 


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pushing.tin
27th Sep 2017 09:17:35

Here are the articles, still available it seems

 

https://www.tabletopgaming.co.uk/images/files/Wargames-Photography.pdf


PM bushs
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bushs
29th Sep 2017 02:14:58

Thanks very much for the link Matt,

Reminded me of an article I'd read in an earlier copy of Miniature Wargames. I managed to dig it out this week No.88, September 1990!

Steve


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dourpuritan
29th Sep 2017 05:12:03

Many thanks for that. Must get a tripod to counter my shakey hands.


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6mmwargaming
29th Sep 2017 11:04:03

great article

 


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peter
11th Oct 2017 10:07:28

Sorry,

I have come late to this piece, which given recent events seems to quite topical...

The key to good photographs is light.  Lots of it.    After that a steady camera is necessity.  If you do use an SLR, a tripod and shutter release switch are great tools as they give you a really steady base to take your shots, especially those long view ones where you want to get a good depth of field.

Having said all that, you can get really good results with a smartphone camera.  The shot below was taken with a Samsung Note 4.   I rested both elbows on the table to create a stable triangle and I'm very happy with the results.

You may need to get a bit of trial and error to work things out, but please do persevere.  It's well worth it.


- The Overlord
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dourpuritan
11th Oct 2017 02:56:17

That looks to have been a terrific game to see.


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bushs
17th Oct 2017 02:04:31

No problem Peter,

It's been something on my to-do list for a while. The recent discussion reminded me to sort it out.

What's your prefered lighting setup?


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