Saturday, May 11, 2013

New Photo Techniques

Hi Everyone,

As i'm preparing for my new miniatures line (clearhorizonminiatures.com) i'm experimenting with new photo techniques... I'm pretty happy how they turned out!
The Survey team disembarks with corporate in tow.
Standing guard in the fields.


Omni-Corp starts their all-terrain patrol.



The ground is a pre-made BUSCH ground cover set.  The back is simply a neutral gray piece of cardstock.  The whole thing is in a popup light box with a bunch of lights.

And some city shots:




Let me know what you think!


12 comments:


  1. Really nice

    I so need to learn how to take pics better! I think the standing guard is outstanding!

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  2. I'm really liking it, especially the BUSCH stuff, I didn't even know that was out there.

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  3. Oh, and that's a great looking site! Happy to see that you already have package deals in mind for your HEL/DIV and drop pods :).

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  4. Looks great, Mr. H. Really nice. The grassy stuff is super intriguing. I'm off to search it out. Thanks.

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  5. Very nice. The fields look sweet.

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  6. These pictures are great Mr. H! Mind you, your cityscape pictures have always been interesting! The new technique works well, particularly with the blurred background that gives a bit of depth. I'm just off to check out Clear Horizons Miniatures!

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  7. Very nicw job sir they good, the ground cover set looks really nice as well.

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  8. I think poor photography is a hallmark of 15mm companies. I know 15mm models are small, but there really is no excuse for not taking a good picture so a potential customer can get a good look at it before purchasing. Every 28mm company manages to do it after all.

    The pics above are good but need a greater depth of field to avoid blur. You can do this in 2 basic ways... 1. Use a camera with a short lens (long lenses have shallow depth of field, short ones are opposite), 2. use a tripod and adjust your focus for each model in the shot, then stitch the shots in photoshop, this is the basic principle behind HDR photography.

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  9. I like it. The tuft mat, or whatever it is, is nice. I think the gray works well but I might try a gradient instead. I see what Angus is talking about in terms of depth of field. I think it is acceptable for vignettes but do agree that for purchasing I want to see all of the figures in focus. So I guess striking a balance between artistic and purely promotional shots is the key.

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