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Wolf Fang

Vampire Count
True Blood
Aug 15, 2007
1,281
Wervik
[mod]EDIT: This is not a discussion thread. It is for links or posting picture advice only. Any off topic posts will be deleted - Disciple of Nagash - CN Admin[/mod]

Thought this was essential content. :D

Posting pics (with thanks to Kebabi)
First you need to upload them on the web.
Do that by going to www.photobucket.com (or similiar sites, like imageshack. I myself prefer photobucket).
Get an account (free, of course ).
Once logged in you just browse to find the image you want on your computor and then press "upload".

Then, to copy it onto the forum, you "ctrl"+"c" the link under the thumbnail which begins with "" and you paste it ("ctrl"+"v") onto your post here

Of course, if you want to post a picture of a pic that's already on the web you right click the image and select the alternative furthest down ("properties", I belive it's called) and copy the adress, then paste it in your post with [img]-tags before and after it, as such:


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[*][url=http://tabstudio.wordpress.com/2007/07/31/taking-miniature-photos-on-a-black-background]Taking Pictures[/url]
[*][url=http://drawingsinmotion.blogspot.com/2009/01/making-of-light-box.html]How to make a collapsible light box[/url]
[*][url=http://www.shrinkpictures.com/]Online image resize[/url]
[*][url=http://www.coolminiornot.com/articles/1724]Using GIMP to fix pictures colours and light[/url]
[/list]
 

Master Vampire

Master Necromancer
True Blood
Jul 12, 2007
2,341
The Netherlands
RE: Posting pics

Yeah this is a good one.

If you have any issues regarding blurry or unfocused pictures, it's because the photo camera is not used to taking pictures of small miniatures. You'll have to put the 'Makro' function on, which is commonly shown as a tulip on the camera. If you can't find it, check your camera's supplied booklet. I think every camera nowadays has a makro function.

Also, I prefer Photobucket. This is because Imageshack tends to have a maximum traffic limit, which means your pictures can't be viewed anymore when it's pretty popular (which is bad). I never have seen that issue with Photobucket this far.
 

Avaris

Black Knight
Aug 15, 2007
352
The Shire (yes, really)
RE: Posting pics

Seeing as this is a thread for tips, I'll throw mine in.

To get good pics of models, get a tripod. Borrow, buy, whatever just get one. Failing that find a stable surface to put the camera on when taking a pic, as when using the macro function even a slight movement (such as is caused by pressing the button) will result in blurred images. A tripod allows you to set up a picture exactly as you want without the camera moving at all, and I find it really helps. You could probably get equivilent results without it if you hold it steady, but I prefer it this way.
 

Zuckuss

Zombie
Aug 27, 2007
44
RE: Posting pics

My tip for photos is lighting. If your going to do a wonderful paint job on a model the last thing you want is it to look bad in the photo. Number one rule is TURN OFF YOUR FLASH! If possible get natural lighting, preferably on the side of your model. So taking a picture sideways on to a light window you will get the best exposure.

If you want to get really arty, take the bendy lamp that you probably use for painting and depending on the wattage place it a few feet away to the same side as the window but over your shoulder so it shines down over you head. Put a nice background behind it (an old plain sheet will do in a push) and instant nice photos. I'll post a couple as an example in the next few days.

Zuckuss
 

The Inspector

Vargheist
Aug 25, 2007
688
1800's England
RE: Posting pics

To get good pics of models, get a tripod. Borrow, buy, whatever just get one
http://www.joby.com/
I picked up a Joby 'Gorillapod' a while ago, and the thing is great. Just check the website out.

Just a bit of general advice: if you are picking up a tripod, for god sake please make sure that it can support your camera weight! It only really matters for the massive professional cameras, but some of the old bricks can be pretty heavy also.
 

SethDrallitoc

Necromancer
Oct 28, 2007
894
Brooklyn, NY
RE: Posting pics

Another thing that I can't believe no one has mentioned.

Use your cameras countdown timer. Particularly when taking macro shots. Wether you are using a tripod, a stack of books or even your hands (steady as rocks after years of painting miniature details) not having to push that button yourself will make sure you get the best shot possible.
 

chris_havoc

Vampire Count
True Blood
Mar 5, 2008
1,108
JHB
RE: Posting pics

What colour surface works best? Or is that depending on the colour of the models?
 

Josef

Master Necromancer
True Blood
Aug 12, 2008
2,996
Texas
RE: Posting pics

my tip is b4 you upload the pics if you use photoshop to edit them

1st sharpen edges
2nd use your auto level

then upload them
 

Josef

Master Necromancer
True Blood
Aug 12, 2008
2,996
Texas
RE: Posting pics

I have photoshop so I dont know any other program =\ sry that I could not help more I know windows vista has a good cropper in its pic viewer.
 

Josef

Master Necromancer
True Blood
Aug 12, 2008
2,996
Texas
RE: Posting pics

This will help with taking pics.

http://tabstudio.wordpress.com/2007/07/31/taking-miniature-photos-on-a-black-background/
 

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