Photographing Models and Miniatures

By Paul Brent Adams

We’ve all been there; well modellers at least, battling with a camera we don’t know much about, poor or no lighting whatsoever and a completely bemused expression when someone dares to mention composition. As the title suggests, this book is about the subject of photography and not just plastic models but also diecasts, as per the front cover, paper buildings, plastic figures and so on. What will put many off this book is the front cover and the general array of poor quality subjects scattered throughout the book. This is a shame because the book is filled with great tips, ideas and techniques, especially for the beginner and for me that’s the target audience; maybe even a young beginner? However, the author does not promote this as some kind of guru’s technical manual and for that I applaud him for the having the guts to try a different approach to this often challenging subject. The book specifically looks at scenery, props, close-up work and vintage style images and the point that all of these things can be achieved without an expensive camera or studio. The jury is still out on that one!   

Thanks to Philip at Amberley Publishing for our review copy.

ISBN: 978-1-4456-6254-1

Price: £14.99

Pages: 96

Format: softback – 235mm x 165mm

Publisher: Amberley Publishing

Website: www.amberley-books.com