I was always one for taking pictures, even at a young age. I remember getting my first camera as a teen ager and taking countless pictures. I seemed to have a knack for it as well! Taking pictures of my battles seemed a natural fit. Thus started another little hobby of mine: taking wargaming pictures. I guess this is another reason why I love the look of a miniatures battle so much. I am always talking about immersion and such, and wonderfully painted models and terrain really helps in that respect. Making a visual record of my battles seemed natural and normal for me.
|One of the very first pics I took of my exploration in wargaming.|
Two ACW ironclads go at it. Made completely of
corrugated cardboard and match-sticks. '87.
Some of my very first pictures were that of some naval battles I was playing. I had just got a hold of the fantastic book, Sea Battles in Miniature, playing battles with home-made cardboard ships - triremes, old wooden ships, and even steel dreadnoughts! Of course, I managed quite a few pictures of these battles. Oh the memories...
|Wow! 1987! |
I started my fascination of taking pics of my wargames battles.
|My Warhammer 5th ed. days. '98.|
|Warhammer 5th ed. Brets v. Chaos. '98|
|More Warhammer 5th. Good times. I believe these pics were|
from our Thunder Isle campaign we played. 1998.
|Some of the Tabletop Warlords club members at a club meet participation game |
based around a pirate attack. 2003
Now a days, the quality of pictures has improved, just as the way of sharing those pictures has been made easy through social media - Blogger, FaceBook, YouTube, etc. In fact, making LIVE streams, and videos is now all the rage! I of course, am loving it. Now all those battles will never be forgotten; I can share each and every wonderful moment.