Today I’m gonna try my hand at miniature photography. It’s a genre of photography that has always intrigued me. It’s a ton of work. But let’s get started.
Things you will need
- Camera: Any camera will do guys. I am going to use my Nikon D5300 with a 18-55 mm kit lens. The 70-300, in case I wanna get closer. You may also try using a macro lens if you have one.
- Models: Now my models are gonna be mini figures. You may use any toys you may have at home. Or you can make some figures. I’ll show you how.
- Setup: For the setup you have to think. What do I want to depict in the photo? What materials do I have at home that I can mix and match and make my mini set? You don’t need a huge space to erect these sets. You can do it on the floor or the table.
- Lights: I’m gonna use a table lamp to light up my set. You may use any kind of lights you may have at home. Also I will use my external flash – Godox TT685n from time to time.
- Tripod: It gives you an added advantage.
- Remote Control: If you don’t have one, you may use the self timer feature of your camera.
I have a Laughing Buddha and I’m gonna place him on a pile of books, to depict that books lead to happiness and peace.
Next I’m gonna take a picture of my toy friend Goopy, I’m gonna take his picture along with this brush, which isnice and corroded. And add a laser beam later in Photoshop.
I’ve tied Goopy with some threads. So it looks like these spools are gonna kidnap Goopy.
Goopy has fought with Mr Cello Tape and Mr Cello Tape has tied him up. I’ve made angry eyes on some card board and stuck it at the end of the cello tape, to show how angry he is.
It’s Christmas time. Goopy for a change is not in trouble and is celebrating with a Christmas tree and gifts.
On some spatula, I’ve tried to make a scenery. Used coriander for trees, lemon as the sun, and some cauliflower as clouds.
I’ve stuck expressions on potatoes using cello tape.
It sure was a task making all these miniature setups. But I had a lot of fun and learnt a lot in the process.
So guys I hope my tips for miniature photography give you some ideas and many great photographs!
Also Read – Rule Of Thirds
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