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Peithetairos20 Apr 2015 7:45 p.m. PST

Hi all,

I just wrote a short tutorial on my experiences with taking scenic photos of my miniatures. I look at camera choices, lighting, framing, scene composition and photo editing. In a second installment I will move from the general to the specific and provide a step-by-step tutorial for one specific shot.

Here is the link:


Some of my work:

gianpippo21 Apr 2015 3:16 a.m. PST

A very interesting tutorial. Thank you!

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2015 9:19 a.m. PST

Thanks for taking the time to write this tutorial. Looking forward to part 2.

I like your references to composition and framing. Watercolor artist Frank Clarke's basic approach to composition:

Have Some More Fun

Horizon, Sky, Middle Ground and Foreground.

Peithetairos21 Apr 2015 4:32 p.m. PST

Thank you for your comments. Glad you find it interesting. Frank Clarke's HSMF principle is something to keep always in mind, thank you for adding this.

Temporary like Achilles Inactive Member22 Apr 2015 8:01 a.m. PST

Nice tutorial. Thanks for sharing!

normsmith Inactive Member07 May 2015 12:22 p.m. PST

Thanks for taking the time to put something so useful together. I enjoyed all your compositions, which have a lovely use of light.

Russ Lockwood07 May 2015 7:05 p.m. PST

Very nice.

Peithetairos20 May 2015 4:31 a.m. PST

Thank you very much for your comments. Much appreciated. I finally finished part two of the tutorial:

How to take scenic photos of miniatures part II

So if you like to know how the picture below was made, follow the link ;).

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