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Figure Shoot Tutorial 2 by nikicorny Figure Shoot Tutorial 2 by nikicorny
Figure 101!:[link]
Tutorial #1: [link]
Tutorial #3: [link]
Extra: [link]
Retouching Photo: [link]

If you have any questions, feedback, or critiques, just comment here :la:


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This tutorial has proven to me helpful,in ways discussed bellow.

Vision: The artist/tutor covers a wide range of possible ways to shoot a picture,emphasising in the emotions a figure bears.
Originality: I have to admit there are many tutorials covering the specific subject,but none is so invetive as this one.Techniques such as the tinfoil in the background allow you to relive historic anime scenes and capture stunning pictures.
Technique: The tutor displays the examples with grace and crystall clear photos,providing the reader with the needed guidlines.
Impact: Right after reading this tutorial I went forth and put it in use. It helped me in many ways in an upcoming project I am currently focused.
Overall: An exquisite tutorial,highly recommended for many photoshooting techniques.
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Again, another great tutorial, showing how cheap, affordable materials and the right use of them as well as a simple movable light source can enhance a photo.

The variety displayed is huge, keeping in mind that the options are endless if using the shown possibilities in many other different ways.

Both setting and result are shown and described clearly and easily to understand.
Every photograph of this figurine is a masterpiece created by an almost hilariously ironic use of simple materials.

The tutorial is a proof that it's not the price and brand of the supplies that counts but the creativity of use and eye for the right spot.
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ArtilleryTortoise Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
This is such a great tutorial! 
Just one question.... where do you recommend to buy transluscent coloured paper from? 
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:iconnikicorny:
nikicorny Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
hmm I usually buy from stationery store :D
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ArtilleryTortoise Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Oh, okay. I need to visit them more then! :blush: v2 
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Creativeluka219 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for doing this tutorial!!!
I love it!! :hug:
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:iconnikicorny:
nikicorny Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Glad it could help :D
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srsn Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Hi I would like to ask, uhm... since I'm new to photography
For this picture
[link]

along with the sample you have in your tutorial for Light-under, did you have any additional light like front light or the room light and then did you use flash? Or was that only lit using lamp and no flash?
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nikicorny Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I was only using the lamp on the side I wanted, with no additional light :D
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srsn Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
No flash?
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:iconnikicorny:
nikicorny Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
no :) I rarely use flash in my photograph because they make the light looks unnatural
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srsn Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Would the DIY studio apply for a compact digicam? I use a Sony Cybershot DSC W-55 ([link], there's no manual functionality so I was wondering if Bokeh can be achieved though I've seen some pics with Bokeh using that cam but I'm not sure how they do it... any idea or tips? like use a magnifying glass or whatnot?
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nikicorny Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Umm I never use a compact, so I don't really know :iconsweatplz:
You need camera with aperture settings to get bokeh though
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KiraAkuma92 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
@@!!!next time I try it~
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albertACE Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Great tutorial

I made a photo inspired by your tutorial thx

[link]
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:iconsamsamsierra:
samsamsierra Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's amazing!
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:iconhere-and-faraway:
here-and-faraway Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you! I really want to start photographing my figures more and have to learn about post-production AND shooting indoors. I appreciate it!
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nikicorny Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad if this could help :D
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Neoconvoy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Fantastic!

Thanks for sharing!
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:iconnikicorny:
nikicorny Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
glad it could help :D
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shipwreck-stars Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Do you think this is possible for a camera like this:[link]?
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:iconnikicorny:
nikicorny Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I've never tried this on a pocket camera actually >_<
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B-Werx Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
The effects in this tutorial can be achieved if you use a SLR or a DSLR type camera taking advantage of the focus effect with a medium range or a macro lens. It is a bit tricky to simulate using a regular Point and Shoot camera because this type of camera also captures all the details of the background (no blurry focus effect). It's possible to use a PS camera, but you will have to edit your photo in Photoshop or other image editor to get the effects shown in this tutorial.
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KhaosTheory455 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you use a 50mm or a 2oomm for the bokeh effect?
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nikicorny Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry for the late reply, my lens is fixed lens 60mm :)
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KhaosTheory455 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
okay
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gardawamtu Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome!
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nikicorny Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :D
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HabaHaba89 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't own a system camera anymore but these tutorials are really helpful even without it :D
After all, I can show these to my friends who do make little photoshoots for their figures and dolls :D
Wonderful job!
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nikicorny Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :D
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strictlyhandmade Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
awesome!
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nikicorny Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :D
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NihonOtaku4eva Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow~! All of your tutorials are so useful!! :la:
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nikicorny Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad they could help :D
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PokepictureFigurefun Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Photographer
this is really awesome!! thanks =)
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nikicorny Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yay :D
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PokepictureFigurefun Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Photographer
=)
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Jorik-Spiritwolves Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist
I'm completely new to photography and this is a very clear and very cool tutorial
Thanks for sharing ^^
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nikicorny Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
glad it could help! :D
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HimizuProject Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Your tutorials are awesome!!!! O w O
I haven't figures, but seems to funny > U < I will try someday >///////<
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nikicorny Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :D
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HimizuProject Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
You're welcome ^^
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YukinaHihara Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome it works!!! thanks for the lesson....XD
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nikicorny Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem! :D
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SurfTiki Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Alright another good, one.
I like the examples you gave, many i have tried and are tested appoved.
On this lighting is very importiant to play with and know, i suggest some lighting books for Stagecraft and photographing to help with this (for beggginers to semi-pros).
And the color changeing is very good, if you can get/order theactrcal gels (Rosco is one brand name) thier ment for high heat and have rich colors thats last many hours, days, weeks, months, years of shoting. Possible ask around a stage theatre or a production supply shop/Rental house for stage gear about getting some spare or old used from a gig they just did.
Also this had a great background idea with the tin foil, a great effect with a out of foucs look, also fabrics can add to your backgrounds, Velvet, Crushed Velvet, shiny club wear type fabrics and so on can add to the lighting texture and effect.
Keep up the great work and even i learned something from this so every one should have a tip or two from these they learn too.
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sutisnyoron Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
anjrit bokehnya okay niki , marry me
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nikicorny Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yuk marry me 8''D
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sutisnyoron Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hurr :iconraepfaceplz:
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Martim Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
amazing! :D
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nikicorny Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :D
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rockinhana Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
keren abis >w</ thx yaa buat tutorialnya!! Kamii-sama *0*/~~
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nikicorny Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
kyaaa semoga membantuuu :XD:
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