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those are nice, which troopers are they?
Thanks, they are Black Series Imperial Shock Troopers.
he hardly fits in my photo area. i will have to take him outside and do photos of him like that.
I bought Superman awhile back, but never really toyed with him much until this month
I found him for $70 at Bargain Hunt, otherwise I would have waited. At that price I can just get the upgrade kits or fix his arms myself.
I got Scarabus for Christmas. He's awesome.
Shit man 70 bucks? Thats good. U could display the hasbro one as devy and display the takara one in bot modes
Oh i also got a bunch of black series for Christmas. Poe and TR-8R, the red head droid guy, an otyer first order trooper and i got some SHF act 4 stands that i desperately needed.
I just use the canon 18-55mm lense that came with my t3i
Looks like the micro machines or hot wheels one.
Messing around with filters to make old portraits of some customs for a /tg/ game.
I got a dslr for Christmas, I'm just starting to toy with it and I'm loving the results
I really like this one of Cyborg Ninja
Wait till the SJWs find out that the Finn doll is from ''the black series''. Why must Disney segregate toys by race!!!???
Also, where are all the Rey action figures!!!??
''Ma'am they are right he...''
WHY ARE YOU STRAIGHT WHITE MALES SO SEXIST!!!!???
My only present, but it's a damn good one.
Nice. GF got me Kylo's saber.
>Christmas Haul edition
Do presents I got for myself count?
Found today in the wild. Very impressed with this figure, he is going to be awesome for outdoor photo shoots! I was happy to pay the $95, only because I got a decent bonus from work this Christmas.
Doing a mugshot series for my three compadres.
ok this is the guy i was talking about. i love his design and will probably buy like 2 more
Any tips for someone who's never done photography before?
>Any tips for someone who's never done photography before?
Well for starters, you need to have a camera. It's pretty much essential. :^)
Moving on, it helps to have a good sense of composition, like in art.
Things not to do:
*post uncropped, original size images
*post images that are out of focus
*use filters before knowing how to shoot properly
*go crazy with effects and post processing before knowing how to shoot properly
*use a phone camera
Besides all that, try using google to search for "Macro photography guide"
Work with what you got, and learn how to use it.
Lighting is pretty much the most important part of any visual medium, so make sure you learn how lighting works, and make sure you have enough light sources. A light box can take you pretty far, especially when you start experimenting with new backgrounds.
I don't agree with everything here, though. You can do just fine with a phone if you apply yourself. I've used a phone camera and got out some really nice shots. Still, nothing can trump an actual camera, but if you can't afford it, hey, as long as it's clear, you're golden. Though, do resize your images. It's extremely helpful for sharing since giant sizes can make it a bitch for people with bad internet or small monitors. I generally divide the resolution by 4 or 2, but mess around and see what works.
Wow, i barely remember that guy. From one of the people that invade Han? I was hoping you were talking about one of the bounty hunter dudes, the red desperado cowboy dude that Finn meets.
Yeah one of the dudes that invaded hans ship had like 4 of those droids with him. There were so many cool deaigns in the movie that will probably not get toys.
Literally every store I've been to, I've never seen anything but Finn or Chewie.
nightbird from takaras legends line. and i got mine from amiami.
Left to right:
Funko Legacy Evolve Maggie
Funko Legacy Firefly Zoe
Each with various extras tacked on to make them more star wars-y (or, in Kaitlyn's case, give her any kind of wrist articulation).
Great shot, looks like real people from the thumbnail.
This reminds me, in the Tsuburaya set thread it was mentioned that using a lower angle and keeping the ground out of the shot can make miniatures look huge. Would love to see that applied here.
Thanks, yeah forced perspective is neat. I would like to try it.
It's all down to camera placement. This one was done with a phone, but a real camera is easier because you can zoom in from a distance to get the same effect.
Nice. I lost the saber for mine so I gave him a naginata.
Indeed, I'm rather fond of Abbot Ren. The naginata makes him much more noble and imposing looking.
Give him a katana of some sort instead, so he looks like a Shadow of Yharnam!
Also just got this guy in a couple days after Christmas. Swapped out the plastic for the black series cloak and now he's probably the best figure of 2015
The Kylo in the first pic is the SH Figuarts, wearing the robe of the 6" Black series Kylo.
The Kylo in the other two pics is the straight-up 6" Black series.
The Clone Trooper is the 6" Black series, and the droid is the Figuarts.
Slip the plastic shoulder drape on the BS Kylo over his head then snake the cloak up through his belt (you WILL struggle), then just slip it upward with his hands up - the cloak stretches a little bit, but don't leave it stretched for too long. Then you just put it over the SHF Kylo since he comes apart at the waist. Just be careful and use heat or something when you pull him apart.
You can use heat on the BS Kylo to stretch his belt and make it a little easier putting it through
I wish there were figures of Star Wars Battlefront II ships
>tfw only real new designs in TFA are seen for split seconds, no models of the Rathtar freighter or the bounty hunter ship you see for half a second on a surveillance screen
Went to the mountains yesterday. Didn't get to go where I wanted to shoot, but I took this and one other pic.
dude thats sick. im jelly of states that have these huge mountains. ohio has nothing like that.
Thanks, yeah Big Bear and Mt. Baldy out here in Cali are really nice during this time of year.
Gunna re-edit this one, I feel the colors ended up overly-done.
I made a Cybertron backdrop today. Shows up pretty well in pictures.
1:21 scale Hatsune Miku.
I saw for the first time the figure of that size.
Thats pretty cool what did u use to make it?
I got a photo light box for Christmas and I am pretty excited to photograph my collection. This is my first time setting up a backdrop for a photo. What do you think? Is the background too busy? What do you recommend using for a backdrop in a light box?
what did you get? I've been looking at getting one from amazon.
Yep that's the one. I use to have a lot of trouble with consistent lighting and the light box was the easiest solution.
I tried using solid black fabric or paper but it looked off (as shown in the attached photo). I'm not sure what I should use for a solid black backdrop.
Thanks. I'm glad the blurred background was effective.
>I'm not sure what I should use for a solid black backdrop.
I haven't gotten around to it myself, but I think the most common method is a piece of acrylic plastic for the ground and fabric for the background
It's a nice backdrop but I think it's a bit too close. The blur certainly helps but the shallow focus on the figures themselves makes it a little difficult to make out the details.
I also had that lightbox a while back and honestly, you're better off making your own set-up. It ended up being far too small and really makes you have to compact your pictures together. What I did was cut up an old white shirt and taped the cloth over my lamps to act as diffusers which removes the need for the box itself. Afterwards I just got whatever backdrop I was planning to use and propped it up.
By getting rid of the box it gives you much more freedom to take your pictures. It also helps to have bright lightbulbs (I used three 4-5k lumen ones for my lamps)
Pic related was my setup (cluttered because I was just showing the stuff I normally use.
This extra room lets you move the backdrop further back and keeps the focus on the figure rather than drawing your eyes to the patterns behind it. But good lighting is key when taking your pictures.
Thanks, i think they are gonna be like bffs through out all of it.
Also i got my legends buzzsaw, shockwave and chopshop yesterday. Shockwave is 11/10 would buy again.
Yeah it bugs me that you cant move the legs at all. Thats my only complaint about him.
Gf got me two Racing Miku figures.
He is clunky, not much you can do with him. Some poseable feet would have made him better. And the fact he is a triple changer is cool.
Ditchin the "it's a forklift, but it's really a box on wheels" mode would do wonders, since they could have given it actual legs.
It's sad when the Real Gear had working legs almost 10 years ago.
Third mode is like a mini tablet that only devy or metroplex could use.
Sorry mate, those are customs I did up.
Oh I took that photo months ago, I was just bringing it out for my example.
Here's the end result.
I really liked my samurai trooper too. But I just got this guy
Testing out a new lighting set up and trying to get everything dialed in. Using 3 different cameras and finding it a bit finicky to get the settings just right.
I think for sure #3 is a no go (camera phone) not sure about the others.
Can never seem to get those pure color backgrounds without washing out the color or having it over brightened. I don't mind a bit of the gradient (if that's the right term) look however. Just always looking to make my poo poo photos less poo looking.
Camera 1 is nikon coolpix l320
(4:3) 4288 x 3216
F4.3mm Aperture F8 ISO 100
Camera 2 is a Fujifilm Finpix@4200
(4:3) 4288 x 3216
F3.1 Aperture F4.1 ISO 100
Camera 3 Samsung Galaxy s6
Fuck if I know what the magic settings are on this damn thing.
Try a higher ISO, around 400-800. It will be a bit more grainy but you dont always need to use the lowest you can get. This way when you go to edit it you dont have to amp up the contrast and exposure so the figures are visible which will also make the colors less blown out.