Photo Backgrounds

by Raffa

posted by Raffa, Picster, Capuchin, ...

Hey everyone,

as i read a post from a fellow painter in the german bemalforum i had the idea to post some grungy background pictures i often use when photographing my miniatures.

Before you blindly use these backgrounds, let me lose a word about the whole background thing.

Some suggestions i have for you:
  • Try not to always use the same background
  • Try to use a dark background, it's much easier to get the colors of the miniature right and nothing distracts from the miniature
  • Most of the time the classic "white to blue" gradient background doesn't hit the nail on the head... it's also pretty hard for the camera to get the lighting right.
  • White or Bright backgrounds tend to bounce color back onto the mini, while this isn't neccessarily a bad thing try avoiding bright colors in the background (such as blue) because then the bounced light is colored, you want to avoid blue light on your mini ;)
  • Try to find a background fitting to your miniature, a white background behind a khorne champions destroys a lot of atmosphere....
  • In the last time i used plain black construction paper (fotopapier for our german readers :) ) and found out it works best for me at the moment.
  • When a mini uses cold colors, maybe try a warm background for some contrast or use a background that fits your base.

Essentially just play around.... you'll find a background you like :)

Here are some of mine, you can modify, print, share and do whatever you like with it ;)

Neutral Color (dark to bright):

Warm Color (dark to bright):

Cold Color (dark to bright):

I hope this posts helps some people finding the right background :)



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