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Yo, guess I still haven’t killed the blog. Well I’ve been very busy with studies and stuff so no time for blogging, but I’ve been active with photography, well from time to time that is. Those that follow me on flickr know that I’ve been taking loads of pictures, be it of figures or landscapes. Anyway, this time I decided to try on my figures a technique called Low-Key. Low-Key lighting is a style of photography which often uses only one key light, direct light to the subject or reflected on a reflector. It’s not easy to achieve the effect directly on figures, unless you have a huge table with the source very far away from the subject, otherwise you have to enhance the darks/blacks of the picture on editing programs.
Word of advice, if you are using Chrome you’ll notice that the colors of some pictures are a bit weird. That is Chrome/Picasa fault because on Photoshop or any other program or browser they look nothing like this.

Jo from Bakuten is back after a long period of absence. Here the light was pointed directly at her. Black and White conversion with selective color.

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The 3rd edition of black and white photos of figures is finally here, some day I’ll need to compile all of them into a book (lol). Anyway, I had loads of fun making these pictures, now with a nice black cardboard I can focus in training with black backgrounds. Unfortunately the distance between the figure and the background is not as far as I wanted, or  maybe the light is too strong.

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It’s been 3 long years here at AnimeStuff, well it was day 14 that the blog turned 3 years but I completely forgot because of studies and games 😛 . 3 years of pictures of figures, gundams and some games, it’s been fun and all, I thought a couple times in closing the blog but then I thought since I’ve come this far lets continue. In 3 years I managed to get more than 300.000 hits, 300.000 here and more 60.000 on the old blog at blogger, which makes more than 100.000 per year in average, amazing ^_^. The loot has been decreasing but the quality increasing, so quality over quantity right?!?! This time I didn’t made a photo manipulation but made a small video from a couple B&W pictures. Thank you all 🙂 .

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Black and White 2nd edition

Here is the 2nd edition of Black and White pictures. From now on I’ll keep making these posts of black and white pictures that I take from figures. Tried it with mobile suits but it didn’t come out that well, will need to test various things on them.
Got a new lamp from Ikea (this one), its a very nice desk lamp, and to complement it also bought a 4200k light bulb and the color balance is very good. Will need to get another one for a second light source.
Perhaps one day I’ll compile all of my B&W pictures and print them into a book, but for now I’m content with the few ones I take from time to time.
Yesterday I received Sheryl Nome from MegaHouse, managed to get one from the quick re-stock of HobbySearch. Was really lucky to get one, because minutes after I made my order she got out of stock. So I’ll be making her photo shoot very soon.

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