The result: a dramatic increase in brightness and proper colour. Witness below, some Eldar models (three warlocks and a Bonesinger). Much better colour than some previous photos.
This last one I cropped it a bit and touched the brightness up a hair, so there's room to improve.
Granted, still needs some work on tweaking the grey behind (it's actually a white page). I have some references for setting the white balance on the camera, so that will be the next step. This was a simple setup on the gaming table with the models on a bright white piece of paper, and two desk lights aimed at them camera A/B style. Keeps the shadows to a minimum.
Some Reaper Miniatures minis had the same effect, though backing away a little and zooming in seemed to work a bit better.
A lovely rogue mini that just yelled 'red' at me when I was choosing the colour.
The photos are much better, you can see the green mildew at the base of the stone wall.
This Succubus was a tough one to paint. Flesh tones, especially on a model that is little else, are harder than they look. Turned out fairly well, though in my experimentation I found a slightly darker skin tone I can use in the future. More of an olive-skinned look.
I'm going to have to revisit this guy's varnish a bit. He's a bit shiny, and I'm not sure what happened there. The photo came out well though.
That went well, for some quick experimentation and a very quick setup. More fiddling around is needed but I'm on a much better path than before. This post is Ironclad-approved!