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DragonziggDragonzigg9 år sedan
So, I've spent a little while in the figure collecting community now, and one of the things which has always delighted me is the creativity and imagination fellow fans bring to their figure photography. Every day there's a wonderful new shot to admire, be it a doll resting in a serene landscape or Revoltech Woody being, er, less serene. I finally decided that I was going to try and make a serious effort to get into photography, and so I went out and kitted myself up.

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p49/dragonzigg/20111005_141227.jpg

This is an Olympus PEN EPL-1, the camera I eventually decided to pick up. It's not a top of the line camera but rather what's referred to as a micro four-thirds - an attempt to distill pro camera functionality into a more compact, easy to use form. It's pretty much perfect for me - not too complicated, easy to lug around and pretty affordable (although since we're talking cameras, that's a relative term of course).

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p49/dragonzigg/PA050081.jpg

This is starting off about as basic as you can get - two desk lamps for lighting and some white card just to provide some decent backing. Nevertheless, the upgrade over my old compact camera was pretty remarkable. I'm going to chuck out a couple of shots just to show what even a thirty second setup can achieve.

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p49/dragonzigg/madokasmall.jpg

The newest additions to the collection, Madoka and Kyubey, are looking good. (Highres)

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p49/dragonzigg/sakurasmall.jpg

Going back into magical girl history, Sakura is also in good shape. I deliberately tried for slightly 'softer' lighting here but I'm not sure if it's noticeable.

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p49/dragonzigg/haruhismall.jpg

Haruhi full of energy as always

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p49/dragonzigg/gaogaigarsmall.jpg

Super Robot Chogokin GaoGaiGar, in a rare and awesome shot where it isn't disintegrating at the joints.

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p49/dragonzigg/teasmall.jpg

Finally, a tea party for some of my favourite Revoltechs (Highres)

I've really enjoyed doing these first initial shoots, as time consuming as they may be (these were culled from dozens of different variations and each shot is also run through Photoshop to fix colour and contrast). Clearly there's still a lot to learn. I'd really appreciate any feedback you have guys!
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kilani Sayaka Rank
Looks nice so far ^^ You definitely should filter out the lighting though. The way I used to do it at home for quick shots was just tape a piece of paper to a lamp so that it's in front of the bulb, worked well to smooth out the shadows and make it softer ^^
8 år sedan
Those are actually pretty decent shots! Blogs like these remind me I need to spend more time understanding my camera... :-)
9 år sedan
pretty cool! I think I want to try doing this with my camera!
9 år sedan
mintbunny The Geeky Bunny
4ArndCan't knock these, they are pretty decent pictures... Goes to show, one does not need the latest and fanciest camera to produce some decent photos.

I was thinking the exact same thing this morning. Makes me feel better about going camera shopping. It means I don't have to spend a fortune on one. :)
9 år sedan
Strife212 Original Blue
DragonziggEvery day there's a wonderful new shot to admire, be it a doll resting in a serene landscape or Revoltech Woody being, er, less serene.

I lol'd.
9 år sedan
4Arnd 4ア一ンド
Can't knock these, they are pretty decent pictures... Goes to show, one does not need the latest and fanciest camera to produce some decent photos.
9 år sedan
xShiroSakura Flagship
I should get myself a good camera too u.u
9 år sedan