Asuna arrived today and I am so pleased with how she looks in person. I attempted to photograph her in a low key style, I think it was somewhat successful. She's such a pretty figure.

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01 year agoKoreantacosKoreantacos
I really wish mine would hurry up and get here.
01 year agoNowaliveNowalive
Awesome pic. I want mine to come in.
01 year agoyogipermanaidrisyogipermanaidris
GREAT SHOT AND GREAT BOKEH
01 year agojenajena ☆ mahou shoujo ☆
Asako (1 year ago) #1541977Had a passing interest in it for decades; did a semester in it at high school, though never actually got to touch a camera (7 K1000s in a class of 40). Can't say I ever got "serious" about it til, hm. Probably two years ago now I think is when I bought my DSLR. (just checked recipts, not quite two years, bought it on the 17th of June 2011).
I did a few photography classes at the community centre, though they're very casual, and it taught nothing about composition or any such, which is still something I struggle with. Though I am fully aware I don't practice nearly as much as I should. Almost two year old camera and only just nearing 5000 actuations on it. And it's not uncommon for me to take a dozen shots only to keep one, so many of those are wasted, anyway.
Of most outdoor shots I've seen, I haven't been terribly keen on them, because of the obvious scale disparities. Nendos with giant flowers or blades of grass etc, just doesn't look right to me. But yeah, when using playsets, I always get in close. But that only goes for nendos -- I've got nothing for scales.

I'm into my second DSLR now, I ran the first one into the ground. I've done quite a bit of paid work too, mostly portraits. I was also the live photographer for a couple of international bands a few years ago. Photography was more than a hobby for a while but now it's just mostly a creative release. I teach a course similar to the ones you've done, I guess, but I always include composition and the more artistic side as well as the technical stuff.

As for outdoor photography with figures, it just has to be planned right. I agree that gigantic blades of grass are super distracting. Out of my own personal photos, I have a few outdoor ones like I quite like. picture #606364 I tried to overcome the scale issue with depth of field and I also attempted to make the rock look more like a cliff face.
picture #501907 was outdoors and that is one of my most popular photos on here. There's others I'm quite pleased with but I feel arrogant now so I'm going to stop lol.
01 year agoAsakoAsako Om nom nom
jena (1 year ago) #1541908Out of curiosity, how long have you been into photography?

Had a passing interest in it for decades; did a semester in it at high school, though never actually got to touch a camera (7 K1000s in a class of 40). Can't say I ever got "serious" about it til, hm. Probably two years ago now I think is when I bought my DSLR. (just checked recipts, not quite two years, bought it on the 17th of June 2011).

I did a few photography classes at the community centre, though they're very casual, and it taught nothing about composition or any such, which is still something I struggle with. Though I am fully aware I don't practice nearly as much as I should. Almost two year old camera and only just nearing 5000 actuations on it. And it's not uncommon for me to take a dozen shots only to keep one, so many of those are wasted, anyway.

Of most outdoor shots I've seen, I haven't been terribly keen on them, because of the obvious scale disparities. Nendos with giant flowers or blades of grass etc, just doesn't look right to me. But yeah, when using playsets, I always get in close. But that only goes for nendos -- I've got nothing for scales.
01 year agoromaxromax
cool! you already have her, she's so beautiful indeed! <3
01 year agojenajena ☆ mahou shoujo ☆
Asako (1 year ago) #1540847I did a shot of my Horos today! Though not a particularly good one. The problem is my shooting space is full of stuff, so all I can do is my shelves or stuff on my bed. Space is a pretty big problem to me at the moment. I lost motivation to bother with my shooting space since black/white backdrops are so boring, anyway. I don't have the ability/resources to stage shots, so rather can't be bothered unless just doing my shelving.
However, I recently got Japanese Life A+B nendo playsets, which I have yet to unbox (along with 9 nendos) -- you have shown the playsets can be good for shooting. So maybe I'll stop procrastinating and do that soon. Though since it's been so overcast non-stop for the past month, I haven't had good light to work with, either. More excuses for me to procrastinate over. :D

Out of curiosity, how long have you been into photography? This has been my hobby for so long that I really can't remember. I studied photography at university when I did my degree in graphic design so that's when I learnt most of the things I know now.

My space is quite full of stuff too but I try to keep my desk clear and I set up my light tent there for most of my photos. Or I go adventuring in the garden.

The playsets are fun to photograph but they can be tricky, you've gotta get in close or else you'll see the background behind the playset.
01 year agoAmyJaneAmyJane
Beautiful! This picture has made me really excited for when she arrives! ^^
01 year agojkbjkb
Very nice shot !
01 year agoAsakoAsako Om nom nom
jena (1 year ago) #1540814You say that in probably every comment you have posted on my pictures. Quit talking about it and do it! You talk like a seasoned pro but all your photos are random shots of your shelves. I work 50+ hours a week but I still squeeze in some photo time so get on it.

I did a shot of my Horos today! Though not a particularly good one. The problem is my shooting space is full of stuff, so all I can do is my shelves or stuff on my bed. Space is a pretty big problem to me at the moment. I lost motivation to bother with my shooting space since black/white backdrops are so boring, anyway. I don't have the ability/resources to stage shots, so rather can't be bothered unless just doing my shelving.

However, I recently got Japanese Life A+B nendo playsets, which I have yet to unbox (along with 9 nendos) -- you have shown the playsets can be good for shooting. So maybe I'll stop procrastinating and do that soon. Though since it's been so overcast non-stop for the past month, I haven't had good light to work with, either. More excuses for me to procrastinate over. :D

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