With all the Game of Thrones fever going on, I decided to paint up my Song of Ice and Fire Iron Throne. This set piece from the Miniature game’s kickstarter is pretty much the ultimate in useless eye candy but I couldn’t help but pick up some more useless accessories and create a fun scene.
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Ever since I made my burned out building for Dropzone Commander, I’d wanted to do a specific shot with some infantry inside the building. The image in my head was always this scene of a huddled squad, taking shelter in a destroyed building while the battle rages on around them. I’d been thinking about it for months and tried several test shots but could never get it right.
I tried it again this week but was getting nowhere. On a whim, I decided to flip the perspective where I’d shoot from within the building instead of trying to see the troops from the outside and the image just clicked.
That change in perspective made all the difference and instead of fighting the scene, I was able to compose it all to match more of what was in my head. The shot lighting was no more than some tea lights and cotton (easy fire/smoke markers) and a flashlight handheld at a high angle.
My first favorite board game of the modern era was Alan Moon’s Ticket to Ride. Even years later, it is still one of my favorite game experiences. Something about the cutthroat hidden plots, the territorial skirmishes, and frantic race to the end always make for a thrilling ride. Though the game doesn’t hit the table that often anymore, the 10th Anniversary Edition was a must-buy if, for nothing else, the nostalgia and respect this game deserves.
This week I entered Boardgamegeek’s Photo Hall of Fame. I first entered in January 2018’s contest and though I didn’t do very well at first, I was able to garner enough votes over the next thirteen months to make it in. What I like most about the contests is it has gotten me back into focusing more on photography, something I’ve been missing for some time now. The contests have also been a fun way to see other creative talent taking game photography in new directions. Below are the photos that pushed me through to the end.
Busy week this week so I was only able to mess around with one of the shots I made for the banner image. More Frostgrave fun for the week.
I know I’ve been obsessed with Frostgrave all week but after our first game, it has it’s hooks in me. Deep. So time to keep the ride going and highlight Therelin and her furry friends.
We got in a game of Fire & Axe the other night and every time I play it, I just want to dive right back in. There is something about the theme (which I’ve been on a viking kick for some time now) and the slight abstract gameplay that just calls to me. I’ve resolved to pimp the game out as I enjoy it too much to sit there plain in its vanilla, factory-freshness. I need to put my mark on it so time to start brainstorming. For now I’ll just have to be content to capture it in light and shadow.
My last Photo Friday focused on some art shots of Blood Rage miniatures and I hinted that there was both inspiration and purpose behind it. Today, I showcase what that was all about by emulating one of my favorite pieces of board game art, Vincent Dutrait’s Blood Rage poster from Boardgamegeek’s Artist Series #1.
A favorite game of mine recently had a revitalizing Kickstarter to enter the digital range. I’m not sure how well a digital port of the game will do but the Blood Rage Digital campaign also offered some physical extras as well. Even though no rewards have been delivered yet, I started thinking about this game again and decided to shoot some new images.