Why miniature photography?

Miniature photography is amongst the newest trends in photography arena. What makes it stand out of the crowd is ability to capture big things in the smallest possible form.

For instance I’m staring at a tree stem. If I put two small people on that stem sitting next to each other talking. Instantly one of the most unnoticed objects of the world becomes so attractive. It is is a really fun exercise to do and just cannot go unnoticed. I would really like to tell you take up an initiative and get this shoot done for you by Video Tailor.

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Tips For Miniature Photography

At it’s simplest form miniature is created out of two photos- one of your small scene and one of your person.The biggest problem you are most likely to face is the depth of the field. When you shoot an object real close, your focus area becomes narrow. Now, in order to get same narrow focus on a full sized person you need to shoot with a really small aperture.

This is amongst the most common errors you see in miniature photos. When the person is way too sharp for the scene, and even the best photographers get it wrong sometimes. What you actually want for your miniature photography is the subject to be in focus and your object to look like they actually belong in the scene.

Miniature Photography Done Right

To get it done right,  we must begin with “setting up”. I say setting up because miniature scenes are rarely ready to be photographed as is. You may need to move your items to a new background, dust your items, or re-position your item to a place where it is getting a nice spray of a window light, and lastly add all the small details that will make your scene interesting.

A macro lens isn’t all that necessary for your miniature photography but it could help if you want to shoot close enough and your scene is really tiny. You can also use a telephoto lens if it allows for the space because it gives a good focus where you want and a nice and blurry background to remove distractions.

Finding Focus. It is important to find focus for your miniature photography, while you cannot have someone standing in front of your scene while shooting, you can put in a small human toy that makes it more ideal, because it helps later to find the right sizing  person and also the shadow it casts.

When you are happy with the scene you will need to shoot your person. To maintain say rationality of one’s mind make sure that you shoot your subject in the same area as that of your object so, you won’t have to do a tonne of work in post to make them fit. You’ll also need to remember to shoot your object from the similar angle. If you have shot your object from the left make sure to shot your subject from the same side as well.