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wow those look really good Cash. I may have to try that out.

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 Figured I may as well put this here, since apparently I didn't do too badly on it...

 

 My ghetto-fabulous new large backdrop...

 

I needed something larger than my usual mini backdrop in order to take picks of some larger non-mini stuff.

So I took a piece of poster board and went outside with my spray cans of black and white primer. I started off by hitting it with a solid coat of both cans at the same time, then because it was still a bit dark I held the white can at about a thirty-degree angle and some distance away from the poster board and went quickly back and forth across it, letting the primer sort of roll across the paper as a mist rather than hitting it directly in a small spot...

I then alternated between the two colors hitting various spots that were too dark or too light with short puffs at an angle and from a distance to even it out.

Then I hit it with matte sealer.

 

It's a tiny bit grainy in the really close-up shots, but not too bad for cheap...

 

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Figured I may as well put this here, since apparently I didn't do too badly on it...

 

 My ghetto-fabulous new large backdrop...

 

I needed something larger than my usual mini backdrop in order to take picks of some larger non-mini stuff.

So I took a piece of poster board and went outside with my spray cans of black and white primer. I started off by hitting it with a solid coat of both cans at the same time, then because it was still a bit dark I held the white can at about a thirty-degree angle and some distance away from the poster board and went quickly back and forth across it, letting the primer sort of roll across the paper as a mist rather than hitting it directly in a small spot...

I then alternated between the two colors hitting various spots that were too dark or too light with short puffs at an angle and from a distance to even it out.

Then I hit it with matte sealer.

 

It's a tiny bit grainy in the really close-up shots, but not too bad for cheap...

 

Zgqmgk.jpg

GnkDg4.jpg

Nice!

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People People People....  Can I just add a little something here.  

Backstory:  I have been into hobby photography for 30 something years.  I have all the nice studio lighting, backdrops, dSLRs, strobes, lenses and such.  Unless I was taking photos for a website to showcase a mini for awards like Golden Demon, Adepticon, ReaperCon, etc., I don't have time to set it all up to photograph a 28mm mini.  Let me show you my multi million dollar miniature photography studio....

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And here is the result, straight out of the camera (phone).  

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2 hours ago, dragonheart_305 said:

People People People....  Can I just add a little something here.  

Backstory:  I have been into hobby photography for 30 something years.  I have all the nice studio lighting, backdrops, dSLRs, strobes, lenses and such.  Unless I was taking photos for a website to showcase a mini for awards like Golden Demon, Adepticon, ReaperCon, etc., I don't have time to set it all up to photograph a 28mm mini.  Let me show you my multi million dollar miniature photography studio....

dEuJOag.jpg?1

 

And here is the result, straight out of the camera (phone).  

5E7NcRG.jpg?1

 

 

 

Wow that's exatly mine :) 

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On 1/13/2020 at 10:07 AM, dragonheart_305 said:

People People People....  Can I just add a little something here.  

Backstory:  I have been into hobby photography for 30 something years.  I have all the nice studio lighting, backdrops, dSLRs, strobes, lenses and such.  Unless I was taking photos for a website to showcase a mini for awards like Golden Demon, Adepticon, ReaperCon, etc., I don't have time to set it all up to photograph a 28mm mini.  Let me show you my multi million dollar miniature photography studio....

dEuJOag.jpg?1

 

And here is the result, straight out of the camera (phone).  

 

What're you using for the plinth?

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If you picked up the Loke Battlemats map books, see if you use them for pics. Here's the Deadlands : Desert Thing and giant ticks with the dungeon map pages. Note the grids, though. Surface is also glossy, so you may want to photograph at an angle, or use indirect light. The maps are spiral bound cardboard and, of course, for RPG and miniature skirmish play.

 

The Book of Dungeon Maps is available at the OLGS (and the Savage Worlds : Deadlands KS is still live!)

 

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This just arrived. It is the PLM Dioramansion Cedar forest. It measures 15cm x 15cm x 15cm. I haven't put it in my lightbox yet, but it works well with my iPhone 6's camera and regular room lighting. Even zoomed in tight, the background looks good. I got it from Amazon.ca. There are lots of other scenes to choose from as well. 

Feral Hunter (14239) and Silverhorn (2064) are striking their poses.

 

 

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I made these as backdrops for two of my largest projects ( Lost World and Shifting Sands)

 

https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/76024-jungle-photo-backdrop-board-terrain-by-glitterwolf/

 

https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/93681-temple-of-apophis-by-glitterwolf/

 

For other stuff I just download cool pics and print those out, works well for me.

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You're obviously not going to buy a terrain set JUST to photograph miniatures, but I noticed a Dungeons and Lasers terrain long wall and long floor makes a handy tray to move groups of miniatures around for a quick photo. Instead of repositioning several miniatures (especially after finding out you took a bad picture!), you just pick up the "tray" by the wall piece. The floor and wall, of course, are useful as a backdrop.

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/archonstudio/dungeons-and-lasers-third-edition

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