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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D90
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10/400 second
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May 12, 2012, 7:18:59 AM
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Puella Magi - Yellow by nikicorny Puella Magi - Yellow by nikicorny
Testing new LED light

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The lighting of this shot could be better. For instance, more lighting could be used to give more emphasis on Mami's face. Her face is currently looks a little too dark, and does not stand out. The emphasis to be her corset, I think if her face is brighter, the shot could be better.
Good use of the LED lights, the wires draw the attention of the viewer from the bottom of the picture to Mami.
Also, you might want to place the musket in the shot and not cut it off (but that is not so important).
Hope this helps, awesome shot, overall! :>
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Well, adding onto Denise's comment about composition. I guess the most effective way to "Light" or "brighten" or but emphasis of light up onto her face is to use a reflector.

You don't need anything fancy. Just some shiny aluminum foil backed onto a cardboard with some double sided tape?

Go cheap. Figurine photography is a very ghetto style and niche type of photography. You don't need to buy those crazy huge-assed reflectors which are used for Model shoots. In some ways or another i've seen many people take good shots with just a IKEA LAMPs and white cloth.

Getting this right means getting your portraiture right as well.
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Feather-tan Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Mami's my absolute favorite! :D I cried with the first manga, when she died.
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PockyPikachuCookie Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Interface Designer
she has a name xD
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nikicorny Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah I know Mami-san :XD:
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Deadline188 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
so awesome
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nikicorny Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks :D
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Deadline188 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
your welcome
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silkhat Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
cool LED lights! :>
they really suit Mami!
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:iconnikicorny:
nikicorny Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah they do :XD:
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Darkreana Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
This looks sooo pretty *0*
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nikicorny Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconkonata-fuko::iconthanksplz:

:XD:
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arachni42 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Very nice... I like the way the picture is composed, including whatever it is in the background that's blurred. The shapes and colors complement the foreground. And, of course, the color is perfect for Mami. ;)
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nikicorny Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the comment! :iconcheerplz:
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mochiton Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
tomoe mami
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:iconnikicorny:
nikicorny Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yup :D
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Katu-Ko-Kasuta Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Gotta love that rifle...
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ChrisBetti Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
I don't know if someone already asked you, but where do you find your figurines ?
On eBay they are cheap and bad quality or they are way too expensive. ><

But maybe because you live in Indonesia it's easier for you to have those figurines.

(PS : I love the way you take your photos ! *.*)
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nikicorny Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry for the late reply, yes actually in Indonesia it's very easy to find anime figures, toy stores sell them, there are many local online shop, and there are many toys fair event :D
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ChrisBetti Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Oh... *cries*

You're lucky :p
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arachni42 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
In the US a non-bootleg tends to be in the $40-60 range. I'm not sure how it is in Europe. I'm not near any stores myself so I get mine online, ebay [non-cheap non-bootleg], Amazon, or from Japan at amiami.com, hlj.com, etc. If you order them from Japan just keep in mind shipping/customs costs.
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DarKHunTeR89 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice lighting. very warm.
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Memory-of-Yesterday Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Mami. I almost bought this figurine last time I was in San Fransisco.
This is an amazing picture, I like how you have the lights set up around her.
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Apencilsmind Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where can you get figures in san francisco!?!?!?!?!?
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Memory-of-Yesterday Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
In Japantown there is a mall that has a bookstore where the whole downstairs is a manga shop that sells all kinds of stuff.
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Apencilsmind Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg! YESSSSSSSSSSSSS i must go!
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nikicorny Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :love:
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HigurashiMion Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
OMG ITS MAMI I LOVE MAMI SO MUCH THIS PICTURE IS SO PREETY AWWWWWW I WANT MAMI FIGMA 2 :iconmamitomoeplz:
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nikicorny Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
buy it buy it :iconlarollplz:
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HigurashiMion Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
i will hav to save up LOL
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Arcky-Cano Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I really really really really like the lights omg yes <3<3

Just one thing, her neck looks a little weird... xD

But please keep on using the LED!
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nikicorny Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah, PMMM figmas' neck are kinda bent forward so it's quite difficult to get the perfect angle :XD:

except for Homura, her neck is pretty normal :P

:XD:
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Arcky-Cano Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Really? :O It's a shame then, I was going to pick up Mami or Homura next time I went to Aki... is it still worth buying Mami?
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nikicorny Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah it's still worth it, it's not really that bad :D just a little weird, but not too noticeable :)
Beside Mami has awesome body and great clothes details :XD:
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Arcky-Cano Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Okay, thank you! I will certainly buy at least one of them on my next stop at Aki. I've been meaning to buy a figma ever since I've bought the little petit nendo's >u>
Thank you for the info!
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nikicorny Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem! :D
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Sorvacloudstep Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student General Artist
looks awesome!
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nikicorny Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you :D
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DmitryKryndach Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
love)
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RJShewmake Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Really nice lighting! The color choice for the LEDs matches Nami perfectly. I actually bought some LEDs a month ago, but haven't had a chance to take photographs with them yet. ><;
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nikicorny Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This one is using battery, so I can use it anywhere :XD: super convenient LOL :D
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sammieboo11 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
My god Mami has big tits.
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:iconnikicorny:
nikicorny Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
true.
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:iconrjshewmake:
RJShewmake Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I lol'd.
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luizjrs01 Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Filmographer
woah, what are these things around of her? O.O
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nikicorny Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The LED cable :P
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color-sekai Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
uwahhh that's really pretty! :love:
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nikicorny Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :love:
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color-sekai Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
no prob! ^^
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