Over the years besides building a number of modules and a couple layouts, I've also built several small dioramas that have been mostly used to photograph items being sold on ebay. Recently, as mentioned in several posts, I have been participating in the Trainboard.com weathering contests and wanted something different to photograph the weathered freight cars on.
This is the green side of the diorama. I plan to do the other side with dryer scenery for a different look.
The backdrop is pinned to the wall. Using both sides of the diorama and switching backdrops can result in a variety of looks. Building dioramas are also a great way to try out new materials or techniques before using them on your layout.