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First off: Welcome to the forum Deversnik! Why don't you head over to the introduction forums and say hi, you'll find us a friendly lot! Some interesting pictures there, and its always nice to see more guard players. You really need to work on the quality of your photography though (believe me I've been there), some of those pictures are hard to look at more closely.
Some easy tips for photographing miniatures:
1. Digital cameras are a dime a dozen these days - if you don't own one, chances are your dad, sister, girlfriend, dog owns one and you could ask nicely to borrow it :)
2. Most cameras have what's called a 'macro zoom' setting. I don't pretend to know exactly what it means, but it translates as the setting where you can get really close to miniatures.
3. Lighting is very important! Ideally, you can use actual daylight outside, but that's not always possible - especially in the UK! When I can't go outside, I just use two lamps in a set up that looks like this (you can get what are called 'daylight bulbs' which mimic the light of the sun - most bulbs have an orange glow to them which can warp colours. I wouldn't worry about stuff like that just yet):
4. Use a tripod to steady the camera - this is not totally necessary, but it does help your pictures come out crisp and clean as your hands will shake. I appreciate not everyone has one of these though, so it's not compulsory - I personally use a tiny tripod (barely stands higher than a few inches).
5. If you are using a tripod, then for the best results set your camera to auto-timer. On first thoughts, it doesn't make sense, but it actually ensures that your camera isn't even slightly wobbling from when you pressed the 'take picture' button.
You have applied some pretty cool effects to your photos - once you start taking better pictures they will look great! :) You'll also find you'll get more feedback if you use better photos; people can see more of the model to offer commentary on!
I hope that was helpful and I look forward to seeing more of your models :)
Last edited by Alasdhair; 18-04-2012 at 10:49 AM.
Current project: Word Bearers
88/183 infantry painted (48%)
2/8 vehicles painted (25%)
On the workbench: Chaos Lord, Vindicator and Bestigors
My works in progress :)