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  • How to take (great) photographs of

    miniatures

  • FUN FACTI started to learn photography to make great pictures of my miniatures. Then I became a better photographer than a miniatures painter. And Im finally a professional photographer

    Presentationquentindemeuter.eufacebook.com/quentindm.photography hello@quentindemeuter.eu

  • PHOTO/GRAPHY

    Write with light

  • GOOD NEWS!

    Miniatures painting = painting light

    so you all are photographers

  • Photographing miniatures is not an art. Painting the miniature is the art. The photographs should show the miniature the most

    honest and real as possible without any interpretation.

    THE ART OF NEUTRALITY

  • What makes a miniatures photograph great?

    - Right exposure - Sharp deep of field - Global, neutral & soft light - A great miniature :-)

  • Underexposed Right exposed Overexposed

  • The whole miniature is in focus

    The focus is on the gun, not interesting

    The focus is on the face, better but not yet there

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  • HOW TO WRITE WITH LIGHT?

  • BORING TIME, SPOILER ALERT

  • THE CAMERA

  • Apertureouverture

    Shutter speedvitesse dobturation

    ISOISO :)

    ex: 2.8

    ex: 1/250

    ex: 400

    TOP VIEW

    light

  • LETS MAKE IT FUN : photo exposition explained by Mario Bros

  • ExpositionApertureouverture

    Shutter speedvitesse dobturation

    1 sec

    2 sec

    3 sec

  • OK BUT MARIO?

    for those who didnt get is, Marios a plumber

  • SHUTTER SPEED / VITESSE DOBTURATION

    1/300 sec 1/40 sec 1 sec

  • NO CHANCE TO HAVE MY MINIATURE MOVING

  • APERTURE / OUVERTURE

  • APERTURE / OUVERTURE

  • APERTURE / OUVERTURE

  • APERTURE / OUVERTURE

  • ISO

  • ISO NOISE100 ISO 800 ISO 1600 ISO

    SMOOTH GRAIN

  • THERE IS ANY RIGHT UNIVERSAL ISO SETTING TO AVOID NOISE. IT

    DEPEND ON YOUR CAMERA

  • Its ok I can fix noise on my computer

  • CHEATER SHEETNOISE

    MOTION BLUR DEEP OF FIELD

  • The right exposure following your camera

  • Right exposure following the cameraRight exposure following your eyes

  • Right exposure following the cameraRight exposure following your eyes

  • LETS TALK ABOUT THE FOCAL LENGTH

  • THE VALUES ARE UNIVERSAL BUT THE CROPPING DEPEND ON THE SIZE OF YOUR SENSOR

    YOUR CAMERA HAS 85% OF CHANCE TO BE IN THIS RANGE

  • LOST? FUCK IT AND GRAB A 50MM!

  • BY THE WAY MACRO LENSES ARE FOR FLOWERS AND BUGS

  • THE LIGHT

  • Light we experience it everyday. When there is any light there is nothing. We observe it since we are kids but its still so hard to understand and master.

  • The law of light

  • The inverse square law

    INTENSITY OF LIGHT IS INVERSELY PROPORTIONAL TO THE SQUARE OF THE

    DISTANCE FROM THE SOURCE OF THE LIGHT

  • The light intensity decreases slower than the distance between the subject

    of the light source

    Me to physics and mathematics

  • WHY DOES IT MATTER?

    nope wasnt just to make you think Im smarter than you believe.Im not :-)

  • HARD LIGHT VS SOFT LIGHT

    To read light, read shadows.Quentin DM 07/03/15

  • The closer, the softer.

    The bigger, the softer.

  • May I introduce you to the scrim light softer

  • CAN WE TALK MINIATURES PHOTOGRAPHY PLEASE????

  • += The perfect miniatures painter scrim!

  • Quick words about reflexion

  • Top

    Left Right

  • 3 CONFIGURATIONS EXAMPLES

  • From leskouzes.blogspot.be/

  • From massivevoodoo.blogspot.be

  • SHOPPING LIST (
  • COMPUTER WORK

  • Well stay high

  • RAW or JPEG?

    RAW JPEG- flat but neutral - more flexible

    - more contrasty and good looking straight from camera

    - less flexible in photo manipulations

    Good for mini pictures Good for holidays pictures

  • Curves

  • Curves - ColorsR(ed)

    G(reen)B(blue)

    C(yan)M(agenta)Y(ellow)

    vs

  • ExportsWEB - Max 1280 px large - 72 dpi - Small sharping

    PRINT - Same size as the original picture - 300 dpi - No or subtle sharping

  • What I need to remind from all of this?