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Author Topic: Photo Background Book for Minis Photography [KS] Jon Hodgson  (Read 4910 times)

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"This campaign is to raise funds to print an A4 wire-bound book of my painted landscapes. The book is intended to be a tool for miniature painters who want high quality, thematic backdrops to use when photographing their miniatures and models.

Like a lot of folks, I grew tired of photographing my miniatures against a boring blue board. I tried using landscape photographs, but it made my miniatures and scenery look weirdly stylised and out of place. As an illustrator, with a lot of landscape paintings on hand, it was a natural step to print some paintings and use them as backdrops. And it worked!

I've made two collections of my paintings available as PDF files for home printing, but I am aware that it's not always easy, convenient, or even affordable to get these things printed out at home. Have you seen the price of ink cartridges lately?

In this book, you'll find 24 hand-painted landscapes professionally-printed and wire bound into a practical book to use as backdrops for your photographs."

A game changer!

Do you want professional backdrops that you can use on a tabletop with no special gear to make your painted minis look extra great? Hecks yes you do. Coming Tuesday (5pm UK time) to Kickstarter, from Jon Hodgson of Handiwork Games in collaboration with...us, yay!

I am so pumped after being a massive fan of Jonny's work, as well as demanding he make this because I don't own a colour printer.

Over the weekend I will be taking a billion photos from the TWENTY FOUR (and more if the campaign goes well) different scenes from the book with a series of Bad Squiddo minis.... any you want to see?

It's going to be a really short one week KS so blink and you'll miss it, you can sign up here https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jonhodgsonmaptiles2/jon-hodgson-maps-backgrounds-book



« Last Edit: July 04, 2023, 04:12:47 PM by Annie »

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Re: Photo Background Book for Minis Photography [KS] Jon Hodgson
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2023, 04:47:18 PM »
I've been taking lots of photos today with it and I love it. Here's just a couple of them. All just taken with a phone camera as I wanted to show you don't need fancy gear to get nice photos of minis.




« Last Edit: June 26, 2023, 05:24:17 PM by Annie »

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Re: Photo Background Book for Minis Photography [KS] Jon Hodgson
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2023, 05:16:13 PM »
Despite liking plain backgrounds for minis (and loathing KS) I'm rather tempted. Will have look when it launches.

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Re: Photo Background Book for Minis Photography [KS] Jon Hodgson
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2023, 05:42:44 PM »
What I really like about them is that there's not too much going on, so they don't distract.

Cheers Dags, as long as it funds I'll have them in the shop after if you don't want to KS.

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Re: Photo Background Book for Minis Photography [KS] Jon Hodgson
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2023, 05:48:07 PM »

Cheers Dags, as long as it funds I'll have them in the shop after if you don't want to KS.

Cool - good news  8)

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Re: Photo Background Book for Minis Photography [KS] Jon Hodgson
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2023, 01:10:58 PM »
Interesting.

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Re: Photo Background Book for Minis Photography [KS] Jon Hodgson
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2023, 05:36:20 PM »
I've made a little video of them

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6NVRKp5v48&t=7s

and Mr Hodgson has made a better one!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEkTkyxLjG8&t=2s

and here are some more of the photographs I've been taking. All the minis are Bad Squiddo Games








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Re: Photo Background Book for Minis Photography [KS] Jon Hodgson
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2023, 03:17:07 PM »

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That is very cool! I could make good use of that...
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Re: Photo Background Book for Minis Photography [KS] Jon Hodgson
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2023, 06:10:08 PM »
Comgrats all round  8)

Cheers Dags, as long as it funds I'll have them in the shop after if you don't want to KS.

With the commercial licence?

Or would my clients need the licence themselves if they wanted to use images for advertising?

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Re: Photo Background Book for Minis Photography [KS] Jon Hodgson
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2023, 08:27:02 AM »
Comgrats all round  8)

With the commercial licence?

Or would my clients need the licence themselves if they wanted to use images for advertising?

I'll double check with Jon on the wording for you.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2023, 08:30:16 AM by Annie »

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Re: Photo Background Book for Minis Photography [KS] Jon Hodgson LIVE NOW
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2023, 09:39:14 AM »
I'm backing & looking at the pounds so are one or two others. lol lol lol

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Re: Photo Background Book for Minis Photography [KS] Jon Hodgson
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2023, 12:43:51 PM »
Comgrats all round  8)

With the commercial licence?

Or would my clients need the licence themselves if they wanted to use images for advertising?

Just you!

Quote from Jon on the latest update:

"Things are moving really fast right now, but it is still my plan to share a draft of the commercial license this week if humanly possible. Some folks have asked for a bit of detail on how it works, and if theyíre a professional photographer, will their clients also need a license?

The license will allow you, the license holder, to make new photographic works, incorporating my backdrops. You will own those new photographic works and be able to sell them as you wish. So your clients will not need an additional license. In summary: only the person making the photos needs a license.

I very much see the commercial license as a courtesy, and a way to make it clear who owns what, and clarify what you can do with a minimum of fuss and confusion. Itíll be written in plain English, and itís hopefully a nice affordable price, rather than some massive gouge, or a subscription that youíre forever paying."

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Re: Photo Background Book for Minis Photography [KS] Jon Hodgson LIVE NOW
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2023, 01:43:45 PM »
Neat. I make my own painted backdrops, but there are times I could use a quick set up like this.
Sadly, I probably need the commercial version :)
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Re: Photo Background Book for Minis Photography [KS] Jon Hodgson LIVE NOW
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2023, 02:37:44 PM »
Thanks Annie & (the other) Jon for clarifying   8)

 

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