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Anirion, Wood Elf Wizard

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My Reaper Learn to Paint kit just finally arrived after one set getting lost in the mail and the other taking its time. Last night I decided to end a stressful day by painting.

Very pleased with how Anirion came out, would still like to refine my photo taking. The light tent I threw together is helping, but the natural highlights and shadows are still obscuring some detail. I think part of my problem is that I need to reconfigure the backdrop so that I can place the mini deeper into the tent.

 

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Better than me I just use the kitchen stove. lol.  Nice job on the fig. For the lighting have you thought of maybe trying a fill flash?  Ie. and external flash pointed away from your subject?

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Currently you're lighting almost entirely from left and right (you can tell from the shadows). For general-purpose portraits (which includes most miniatures photography), you want your light to mostly come from the front.

 

If, instead of putting lights to either side of a lightbox, you were to put lights to either side of the camera (about 45° to either side of the line from mini to camera), your shadows would be less of a problem. For a longer discussion, you can see this thread:

 

 

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