Second, I will be doing my figurine shoots using a white background. I have been meaning to try that but I couldn’t find any material that suited my needs till now.
Thirdly, I will be shooting 2 new figures of Rei my Brother bought for me since he know what a crazed fan I am of Rei.
I’ve been meaning to do this setup for a while now but I have been very busy working OT in order to pay off my outstanding debt (READ: Nikon D700 which by the way ROCKS!).
Though today I decided to cut back on the hours and head off to shop at Mid-valley megamall where I found a specialty paper shop called “The Paper boutique Sdn Bhd” which is located on the 2nd Floor at unit S-015 or 1 floor down from Anime tech near the escalator. They carried all sorts of papers, I finally managed to find the perfect background along with some other decorative items I will be using in the future.
So upon returning home I quickly setup my studio along with my figures. I had a number of failures initially as I couldn’t get the right exposure as well as color (been spoiled by my S5 pro which measures color accurately without problem). Then I realized I didn’t set the White balance to flash, for this setup I was using 2 SB600 and a lot of repositioning.
This is the beauty of digital cameras, I can have as many try shots as I need without wasting any time as I can get instant feedback on how my shots turned out.
First up we have Ayanami Rei by Kotobukiya which is a pretty good figure,
The only thing I added here was the words. I played with some shadows by adding some books on the right hand side to block some of the light coming from my right flash.
Next we have the close up, I should really get a macro lens again as I had to crop a lot for this shot. Not something I would like to do too much.
Though I think this was a bit tasteless.