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Figure Shoot Tutorial by nikicorny Figure Shoot Tutorial by nikicorny
Hey everyone, this is my first tutorial ever LOL :lol:

Figure 101!:[link]
Tutorial #2: [link]
Tutorial #3: [link]
Extra: [link]
Retouching Photo: [link]

I hope you find this useful! :D If you have any questions, feedback, or critics, just comment here :love:

Tutorial request: note me anytime!

Some photos with the lightbox:



Check out my gallery for more figure photography! [link]

10/07/2012: OMG a DD ;w; thank you so much Karinchiii! :love:
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Given 2012-07-10
Learn how to build your own Light Box with Figure Shoot Tutorial by =nikicorny ( Suggested by karinchiip and Featured by Moonbeam13 )
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You made it so any one can get profesional like results with useing things most people have around their homes. I give you props for this and almost everyone can do it. It makes me want to even by figures just so I can do this. With having the translucent paper was a good idea and that most people don't come up with it or have a diffrent way of diffuseing the light. But one thing that you don't say is how big the box should be and how big the holes should be. These two things are the only negatives I see. Besides that you did a great job!
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This deviation was very informative and helpful. The instructions are very clear, each picture taken showed what needed to be done and how to do it, and overall it was very useful. I like how you made it so something as simple as a cardboard box with some translucent paper could make a fantastic background with phenomenal lighting. The final products were magnificent as well. I hope that any aspiring doll photographers look to this tutorial if they wish to know where to get started, for it's also quite easy to follow! Overall, great job on this deviation, and I know that I myself will most definetely use it in the future.
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GingerMoose Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you have no idea how helpful this tutorial is, oh god :heart:
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segawa2580 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Very useful! Thanks a lot ^^
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:iconnikicorny:
nikicorny Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
glad it could help :D
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:iconmirikue:
mirikue Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Could tracing paper work? Or is there a super-specific type/brand? Great tutorial by the way, I was wondering how to get lighting right when taking pictures! :iconmahfeelzplz: Thanks!
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nikicorny Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
tracing paper will work just fine ^^
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LillyLuvvsYou Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student Artist
That's badass!!!
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:iconnikicorny:
nikicorny Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :D
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:iconlillyluvvsyou:
LillyLuvvsYou Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Student Artist
Welcome ^_^
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ArtilleryTortoise Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013
Thanks so much for this. I haven't had chance to think of what I'd use it FOR exactly, but I'm sure it'll be handy soon. :meow:
I'm surprised it was this simple too! :D
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:iconnikicorny:
nikicorny Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem, glad it could help :D
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ArtilleryTortoise Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
I think I may use it even sooner than I thought as well. Again, thanks for the help! :D
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Miarath Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013   General Artist
This was really helpful, although in a different way.
You see, I have a light tent but I always placed the light sources 'inside' and not outside and since I have some larger ones I've been wondering how to place them without getting too much bright light at the scene.
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:iconnikicorny:
nikicorny Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I see :D
Glad it could help ^^
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:iconmiarath:
Miarath Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013   General Artist
Yup. :nod:
I also have to thank you about the one about creating bokeh for background.
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:iconfademian:
FaDemian Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Super cool !!Thanks a lot for sharing !! :D
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:iconnikicorny:
nikicorny Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem, glad it could help :D
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:iconfademian:
FaDemian Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:D :D 
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:iconmemiorsofanotaku:
MemiorsOfAnOtaku Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
I really love silhouettes. When some day comes, I'll construct a silhoutte maker.

Thank you for the trade secret. ;)
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:iconnikicorny:
nikicorny Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
glad it could help :D
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:iconsammyatro:
Sammyatro Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Could you use tissue paper?
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:iconnikicorny:
nikicorny Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't think so ^^;
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:iconallenpaw:
AllenPaw Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i will give me a try too.
thats really easy thank you! :hug:
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:iconnikicorny:
nikicorny Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
glad it could help :D
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Echizen-Momoko Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
OMG!!! OI LOVE you for this tuto!!! Finaly i will be able to make such epic photos of mine too *Q*
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:iconnikicorny:
nikicorny Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
glad it could help :D
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Sabi3293 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't have any Figures but I guess until I have one, this could be pretty usefull for my Papercrafts. : D

This seems to be really easy to make. (:
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Kero-Israel06 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
nice tutorial thank you for this :D
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:iconnikicorny:
nikicorny Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
glad it could help :D
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ANDREXITO Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you`re crazy hehe
thank you so much
I haven`t realized how easy could be this kind of shots
againg.... Thank you
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nikicorny Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
glad this could help :D
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Skasha Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Oh my god. Thank you for posting this. I've just started making clay figures again (itty bitty tiny things) and I've been having a terrible time trying for figure out how to photograph them with enough light. (I haven't really done a lot of anything with cameras, so I'm kind of new at that.) This is something I will definitely be getting a lot of use out of.

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nikicorny Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
glad it could help :D
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Meep-and-Mushrat Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I used your tutorial to make that box and it WAS SO USEFUL!! Thank you so much! I'm still not good at photography, but this is a start!! [link]
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nikicorny Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you for posting the results here! :D

Glad it could help :)
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firedragonpunch Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
Now all i need is a box and a good camera!
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simone-jobling Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Thank you!
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TehThiefHero Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
What card box size should I use? I don't want ending up using a smaller or a bigger box. :(
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:iconnikicorny:
nikicorny Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
you should use a box that is bigger than the figure you want to shoot :)
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:icontehthiefhero:
TehThiefHero Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Ohkie Dokie! Thanks! ^^
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:iconladyashi:
LadyAshi Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Interface Designer
wow nice idea <3
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:iconmiyugi:
Miyugi Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesume!
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:iconnikicorny:
nikicorny Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :D
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:iconsolguilty:
solguilty Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome tutorial ~ I'm gonna try this ~ XD
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:iconmanaka0211:
Manaka0211 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm making it right now xD

...my hands hurts
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:iconsamsamsierra:
samsamsierra Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's very simple, but it's very useful for all photographers and other people. I can understand the steps well. Thanks!
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:iconheliotropal:
heliotropal Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh. I'm so glad I found this. This is not only perfect for your figure photography, but also photographing products for my online shop!!! Thank you!
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:iconnikicorny:
nikicorny Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad if this could help :D
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:iconteddie:
teddie Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this!
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:iconnikicorny:
nikicorny Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem kuma :XD:
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ziginz Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very helpful. Now how do I explain a studio for my figures to my family O____O
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