Previous thread: >>7501540Been enjoying the photo thread and the image limit hit so I figured I'd take it upon myself to start a new one.
Something hat always bugged me. Can y’all tell she’s on a horse or does it merely suggest a horse since you can’t see it, or does this just not make sense?
>>7550716Waist up, especially arms, says horse, waist down is confusing.I think it's whatever is on the her side that's light colored draws the eye away and confuses the photo.
>>7550716>>7550716Since you mentioned horse, I can see her pulling the reigns. If you hadn’t mentioned the horse, I’d think she was mid jump, holding some rope.Without explanation the pic doesn’t make much sense. There’s no suggestion of horse as it’s too dark.
>>7548353is that space ghost?saw him yesterdayreally like that toy
>>7550838It is indeed. The one from whatever brand in the early 'oughts. I think Toycom but they come in a lot of brands. I scored a sweet deal that, with shipping to AUstralia from the US, was still only about $150 USD for SG, Moltar, invisible SG and "Space Spectre" which is the evil version from another dimension, has a ligth up fist and actually never appeared on Coast to Co0ast so it's an odd choice to add to the C2C line.Sorry for the low light photo, hang tight and I'll take one of the gang together
>>7550898Moltar and his console, Tad both regular and invisible.I'm making some food props so it's cluttered and I have no idea about the suirrel, I must have left the window open.Tad comes with a desk, stool notecards and a coffee mug. Moltar just had the console behind him.Tad has a second set of hands but Moltar does not.There's only Brak, Zorak and a Tad with a light up hand in the series but both Brak and Zorak are over a hundred bucks so they will have to wait and I don't want the light up hand Tad.
>>7550918Oh, and MOltar's clipboard is from the Palisades Scooter Muppet figure. I found him loose on EBay and he has a skateboard, two fast food soda cups, a holder for said cups, a megaphone a clipboard and a box of chinese food.
>>7550918>>7550921you have excellent tastewanted to make sure to say thank you
>>7550931If you mean that I really appreciate it. I come here on and off but I'm not much of an internet person so my visits can be years apart.Getting a (you) does brighten my day. Here's the desk Tad comes with, it's one of the two I opened and so I am using this one to try and design a bar for superheroes. I'm figuring up the carpet first then I'll figure the wallpaper. The television is on the stool Tad came with. For now it's holding Yotsuba's television. I used the bottom part of a bubble wand to make the antenna. The antenna still needs a drybrush of silver.The camera came with Kermit there and I just blue tacked one of Tad's notecards to it.
>>7550716I honestly saw no horse, I do see parts of it now that you mentioned it but yeah, it's almost non existent
I have no kitchens to participate on the theme, but here’s some Snipers VS Mercs.
>>7551136Nice depth of field on that one!The kitchen isn't a theme, I thought the "_____ Edition" was just a creative way you guys named the threads and not a theme for the thread.
>>7550716it's not apparent right away.It's that the horse is too dark and mostly cropped out. different color background might help.
An alternate, seems the consensus is something like this is the way to go?
>>7551434hehe, those are some great figures, anon
>>7551512Better, but too cropped I think. At least show the full leg of the rider, it looks odd like that.
>>7551579Honestly this was the best pose but it’s way underdeveloped. I’m probably just gonna go redo this by some trees
>>7551642That pose looks pretty good. In fact that whole framing, but outside, would look excellent.
My first time working with a backdrop
>>7553069maybe this photography thing is not for you?
>>7553131don't be a dick
>>7553131Thanks for the constructive criticism! Maybe this living thing isn't for you?
>>7553131Let’s see what you can do
how do people become better at posing? like more convincing or realistic?
>>7554444i want to know that too.
>>7554444>>7554449It’s all about conveying tension and weight within the capabilities of the figure. People don’t just stand like a figurine, they’ll put their weight on one leg or rest their hands etc. Personally I find it helps to mime the pose and exaggerate a bit. In pic related I just Googled Olympic sprinters
>>7553069I like it, Bruce is totally ready for him and he's not even realizing his forward motion is going to do nothing but help The Bat control the situation.I like the alignment of the cityscape as well.
>>7555149Good tips here. Figure how the character would actually stand and also look at references. Then from there it's also learning the angle at which to snap the picture. That can make a huge amount of difference. Obviously I just take fun shots while I am playing with them but I still try to do by how they would "Naturally" stand and use references. Tad, YOtsuba and Jigen watched Moonwalker and he's entertaining Yostuba.
I should start sharing my photos on here again.I've been trying to shoot more but don't really post on these threads like I used to.
>>7555149Good advice and nice pose, though far too good for JL Flash.
I think the blank white computer screen worked really well as a backlight here.
>>7558847>listen Bubbles. I'm just saying if Rick doesn't radio back in five I'm pretty sure he's dead
>>7550918The Green Lantern Squirrel is from the DC Icons accessory pack.
I originally envisioned this to be Suicide Squad Harley but I was too austistic to get over the fact that the car was from a different cinematic continuity
>>7560151 Which one’s Better?
>>7560154Her foot positioning looks to make more sense in the second one. In the first one, I was wondering what the hell you were trying to go for.
>>7560154First one is better because you can't see the face.
>>7559722Oh, I know. I was making a joke about it probably coming in through the window.THanks for trying to be helpful, though. That accessory pack has a lot of good stuff in it.
>>7560154I like this one more. You can see her face and you see what she is doing very obviously. Also her feet looked weird in the first pic u posted.
>>7556467holy shit that looks bad
>>7560151>>7560154>>7560159>>7560559Plot twist: I never moved it. It’s the exact same pose just a different angle
>>7560747No, I got that. just that her foot positioning looks better from a different angle.
I tried taking a nighttime shot using only a sparkler stick as a light source but the first one went out by the time I finally reached the destination and I couldn't get the second one to light up because of the wind and the ground was frozen solid so I couldn't even get it to stand up so I ended up using the flashlight and I was never happy with how this turned out.
>>7561079So I tried again in daytime and it looks much nicer this way so I froze my fucking fingers for nothing anyway.
>>7561082>froze my fucking fingers for nothing I got bitten by like 20 of the biggest, meanest, and itchiest mother fucking mosquitoes I have ever come across in my entire life just to take this shot and I absolutely hate how it turned out so I never even bothered editing it, let alone posting it anywhere.
>>7561114That doesn't look so bad, you probably have a lot better camera than I do. That lantern looks really familiar too.
Looking for CONSTRUCTIVE criticism.
>>7561135Take criticism better
>>7560693This is great, you have anything I can follow?
>>7561135>>7561135The background and the figures are dark, so it’s hard to make what’s going on. It’s cropped too close too. Light the figures better, so they stand out against the backdrop, then focus on one of the figures. A personal thought, don’t crop the feet. Looking at a complete, grounded figure makes it easier for the eye to discern shapes.
>>7561720How about getting off my fucking dick? I have people on Instagram like D Amazing with 20k+ who think I am good at what I am doing... got nothing to say? Shut the fuck up motherfucker!>>7561839Fair... but I want my pictures to look natural like they are in a warehouse. Lighting doesn't really take a focus in my pictures since I mainly post on Instagram under my handle Xombie Zach, feel free to follow me doogie. I might try capturing the feet, you make a point there.
>>7562008>people like D Amazing think I am goodnot the best example sweetie he's garbage
>>7562008Embarassing post dude.
>>7562027>>7562040He is a troll namefag. Don't entertain him.
>>7562008Oh yes, the toy community in Instagram. It's a fucking joke you could take a shit put a toy above, post it and you'll see some guys praising it
>>7562008>punctuation>mispelling droogsI follow dude on ig, and this ain't him. The damazing namedrop makes it pretty obvious who it is, though.
>>7562008>Fair... but I want my pictures to look natural like they are in a warehouse. Lighting doesn't really take a focus in my pictures Look at pic related (not mine). It looks far more like a warehouse and even thought it’s darker, it’s more understandable than your pic.Saying that lightning doesn’t take focus in your pics is nuts. Photography is all about lightning and composition.I did check your insta. You have some good stuff, but it all looks flat. There’s no depth to your pics.Also, you have twice as many pics as followers. That’s absolutely nothing to brag about, so I wouldn’t use your instagram as a measure of quality at all.
>>7561813Thanks anon, my pics aren't that great but I do have an ig _mau182_
>>7562052Your right it isn't him. Just watch him delete his post out of fear of being caught.
>>7561135Quick notes - Dutch angle is interesting, posing is alright, but if you're cropping the feet then I recommend not cropping anything else, in this case the gun's flame or whatever that is. The hooded guy in the background is hard to see which leads me to this...>>7562008>Lighting doesn't really take a focus in my pictures It really should. That's like saying paint or color don't matter in traditional art>>7562054>Photography is all about lightning and composition. 1,000% thisYou can botch composition and still have something salvageable through cropping but you just can't have a good picture without good lighting. A photograph is literally an image produced by the light the camera picks up.>>7562008>>7562027>D AmazingThis isn't high praise, the dude's very bad considering how long he's been at it and how often he does it. Its why I hate the whole ACBA thing. Yes, I get that its primarily a toy community but it pretends to be THE authority on toy photography and very few of them are actually any good as photographers. I also took a look at your IG and I can tell you're emulating that style. Don't. Since the focus isn't on photography but they're credibility (lol) kind of relies on it they invent these ridiculous rules that leads to a lot of homogeny in their pics no matter who shot them and mind-blowingly awful and wrong principles like "no post, everything in-camera" and in your instance "lighting isn't important">>7561839>>7562054This IS constructive criticism. Part of getting better is recognizing your flaws.
Pic related to thread.
>>7562640Nice. I love Ninjas in modern settings.
>>7562697I mean who doesn’t?
>>7550716You need more horse in the pic.Otherwise I like the pose and the lighting.
>>7562640>not my picWhere’d you find this?
>>7564021https://www.instagram.com/p/BtIjXatHuYY/ Dude's pretty good.
I just finally got a new phone, so I can do far better than I was back with my shitty old I-phone 4. However, I feel like I need something to hold the camera more still. Do they make tripods that work with camera phones?
>>7564393Yes those are totally a thing as a simple google search would have told you and advertised at least three different stores for said item.
>>7564423Why thank you.
>>7564697>best bone hurting JUICE around my friend
>>7561135>OverwatchZoomie zoomie zoom capoeira mata um
>>7555748i really need to get ahold of some poseable lupin figs. They're all so pricy though
>>7565905The figuarts ones aren't that expensive on mandarake
>>7565957this is cute
>>7566552Thought the cracked egg on the right was legit a dildo
Just gonna post some powerglide
>>7556782Be careful, anon. You're treading on a thin line here with that background.
>>7562084So I have a question. No one here really cares about d amazing or acba, but why do you go through the trouble of impersonating someone just to namedrop the person that you somehow have a hate boner for? What is the purpose of all of this? Why do you feel the need to profess your hate for him so much? And please answer the question. Don't just tell us to forget about and get back to photography, because you are just going to do it again in the next thread. I know you stated a reason but just not liking his work or acba's way of doing things (which honestly, why do you care so much? You aren't being forced to follow anyone's standard) doesnt seem like enough reason to keep doing this.
>>7568706Don't forget he also made an entire thread about it
I just wanna say how great seige ultra Magnus is.
>>7569208Great head sculpt
>>7568706Feels like it boils down to that he feels his pictures are better than D-Amazing and as such he should be the one with the big following and not D-Amazing.Quite funny his comment about their rules with his long winded 'guide' in the other thread.
>>7569210White prime is great too. It's the first white prime that I have.
>>7568706They won't answer you because they KNOW you have a point, whether they're impersonating this Zach guy or not. They'll wait until 2 or 3 threads later before typing up another monlogue about how ACBA is evil and D-Amazing is somehow responsible for all the toy photos out there, when in fact there is an entire photography community on Twitter and MFC that would be much more suited to their tastes but won't check those because "welp, gotta hate on ACBA and D amazing because I don't get the amount of likes I want and they do!"
>>7570346Maybe I just have other shit happing on a Saturday >>7568706I pretty much layed it all out in that Instagram thread. If you’re looking for a specific answer it’s all there. >>7565488>>7567151>>7567375And for the record, I love Instagram and the toy community I don’t know why everyone insists that I started that thread. If anyone started it I suspect it’s this guy >>7561135
>>7568706Also, I didn’t bring him up this guy did. >>7562008
New swimsuit body arrived today (finally) so decided to do some head swaps.Skin tone match is near perfect on Kizuna.
what does /toy/ use to take their photos?
>>7570773Canon powershot SX60 HS.
>>7570773Phones and cameras
>>7570773i dont take photos, so i dont care
How do I do lighting on a poor person's budget?
>>7572493If you can, shoot by a window. sunlight is the best light. You can also use a lamp or two, or a flashlight, or even your phone light but you'll need to do some white balance correction. If you can't change your white balance settings with the camera then apps like VSCO, Pixelmater, and Snapseed are free and give you the option to tweek shit.
>>7570386Basically, you bring him up every fucking thread so what's the difference?
>>7548353first time trying this
>>7572770That's a lovely picture of leaves, but this is /toy/.
>>7572774kek. it's the only figure I have with a camo theme and i have a crap ton of weeds and shit on my property, so i thought it would be a good fit.
>>7572791Hey there, Babs. What line is this one from?.
https://happyhappyvegan.com/calcium-facts-rock-your-bones/Is this from /toy/?
>>7572824Ask the skeleton general. I think it looks familiar, but I'm not sure. I'm sure someone there will know, though, as if it IS from /toy/ it would have most likely originated there.
>>7572796Like the other anon said its DC essentials. Amazon has them aswell as comic shops. But just like icons you wont find them in targets or walmarts
>>7572839I got mine off Amazon. Way better priced than I would have expected. I don't get why they painted her hands, though. Swapped one out for a gripping one and got yellow paint flakes everywhere.
>>7572838where are the joints?
>>7572865At Mr Potatohead's shoulders and ears
>>7553131Post a pic
>>7572864Yeah idk why they did that either , the pegs on mine barely have paint on them from swapping them out so much . I picked up the whole wave at megacon last month .
>>7572770>>7572775If you want to share photos of just nature you have to post them in the regular photography board.
>>7573384>>7573396>>7573401>>7573404Really cool ACBA vibe from these.
>>7573404>>7573401>>7573396>>7573384Didn't know D amazing posted here :O
>>7573419>>7573422Don’t feed the trolls and let them argue in the sinking instagram thread ship
>>7573419Are these bad though?
>>7566542This is greatWhat is this Atom figure?
>>7573746Not really.If I had to be pedantic and find a 'flaw' then it would probably be the white lighting in a couple of them, mostly the first and the fourth picture. First, the white light at the front with the red at the back is a bit weird, almost as if he should be lit up red as well.Fourth, just feels the light is a tad too bright for the scene. However not knowing the thought process into that scene, I won't fault it.
>>7573422How can you tell if a photo is damazing or not
>>7574038Reverse image search I guess.
>>7573746>Are these bad though?Subjective, everything's "good" and fun but if you're looking for constructive criticism here goes. >>7573384I like this the best. Although, the red spot right behind Darkseid is hijacking the image. Something to consider is the "journey" you want someone's eyes to follow. In this case I'd bet that the draw is supposed to be Darkseid but instead the eye is sucked into that red spot. Some refinement in how this is lit would elevate it quite a bit since its framed nicely. Darkseid could stand to scoot over a tad to the left though to create a backlit aura >>7573396My only note on this is that its framed awkwardly at the top, where the right arm is. A slightly wider shot with just a little bit more negative space would've helped. >>7573401I get it, its just not working for me. Too many things are being chopped out of frame for him to only be fighting 3 guys. I like the right arm, I don't get what the left hand is supposed to be doing. I get the impression that its supposed to either be a toku/sentai pose or a kung fu strike hand but a fist would've sold it a lot better. There's not enough lighting the subject, it comes off like more attention was given to the set than the figures. Low set loop lighting would've helped. That purple/blue clashes with the red and greens so the image looses an atmospheric mood. >>7573404I also can't get down with this one and its objectively the worst of the bunch. The girl is what throws it off, she's this underlit blotch distracting from Robocop. That red thing peeking into the shot on the right could stand to not be there. I don't remember the movie well enough to know what he's holding but it looks like a pack of gum. I get the impression that its a badge or an ID. The pose is telling me "look at what I'm holding" but the focus won't let me. I'd suggest a smaller aperture to sharpen up more details in the shot. >>7573816Adorable
>>7574040Is that figure any good? Heard it's too big.
>>7574716No one cares about your high school level photography class you took. Knowing the fundamentals doesn't mean your advice is warranted. Honestly your photos are pretty mediocre at best dude. You don't have any place to be so high and mighty.
>>7574725I had one. The problem with it is that it’s still 6 inches but it’s not 1/12 scale so it doesn’t look right next to other figures.
>>7553069I would say back the figures up from the city scape so it looks more like a backdrop. Just as well, try to keep the lighting away to reduce the glare.
Just having some fun and doing a test shot with a space backdrop I painted. Plus I wanted to bust out my favorite marvel boy.
>>7574716Your criticisms are great and I'm sure that if D-Amazing had in fact asked for criticism then he would probably agree on many of your points, but you need to understand that the way you are giving your advice is exactly what ACBA does in their closed group as well, whether you want to believe it or not.
>>7574716The hand in the Kiva shot is his trademark. Combat doesn't seem to be your thing, which drives home another point that this whole photography thing is subjective. People will do what they want in the way that they find fun, which you just need to take to heart.
>>7574716Jesus, you're autistic as fuck. Your autism has derailed threads and as said >>7574873 , you're doing the same thing. omw to unfollow you on IG, I don't need autism in my feed.
>>7574830Back them away you say?
>>7574730Jesus christ, this.He is treating some basics of photography as the bible and god forbid you adventure out of these basics.At least I've seen some sort of progression with the acba style over the years.
>>7573816>>7573826>>7574716Thank you I have the original colour alsoThe second colour pops more
Hey guys. Can we just post photos of toys and have fun? Guys?
>>7575207B-but, I want to do what I want.
>>7575215Nope. This thread is for those who follow the rules.
>>7575205Let's just go back to the skellie thread, fren
>>7574873I'm all about constructive criticism. I entered the thread asking for some. Not everything posted here is asking for any. This guy did and couldn't handle it.>>7561135>>7562008Just because I spelled out why he shouldn't have a chip on his shoulder doesn't mean I'm the one at fault here. I didn't bring D_amazing up, HE did. >>7574876I got that, just didn't work for me, even if it was a striking pose it's articulated weird on the wrist but the impression I got (and maybe I'm wrong) is that hand is for posing and not striking, like that "fang fingers" hand MMPR Red comes with. It's to pose, he doesn't hit anything like that. >>7575088Oh no, please come back>>7575121>>7575121>God forbid you adventure out of these basicsIt's called Articulated Comic Book Art. How is it art if the style enforced doesn't follow the basics of art? You gotta know the rules before you break them. Anyone here think Hendrix played the way he did because he DIDN'T know how to play a guitar? If you wanna mash random keys and call it jazz be my guest. This thread is a jam session of sorts, just don't start groups with "art" in the title and make rules akin to "No minor keys allowed, every recording has to be in one take, btw plz buy our colored guitar picks." Some of you are attributing my beef with the ACBA to me and/or flat out making shit up and putting words in my mouth when you're not twisting them. Like I've spelled out numerous times before >>7570383 Unlike the ACBA, I AM NOT gatekeeping a specific style of shooting. What I'm saying is that if you're going to do exactly that, as the ACBA does, it would help tremendously if you knew how to shoot in the first place. >>At least I've seen some sort of progression with the acba style over the years. That's because, like I said here >>7565488 The've recently started to not be as strict with their rules and its chipping away at the homogeny of the whole thing. Sgtbananas has even been featured a few times
>>7575368real talk, you’re not wrong, you’re just an asshole. How is that any different than the others on this board? Because What your saying is flipping the script on people’s concept of toy photography so by calling the ACBA bad, you’re implying that they’re bad too. The other and biggest reason you’re such an autism magnet is because you have a name, so if you’re going to keep doing that then just ignore them and let them hide behind their anonymity and in the meantime watch your “brand”
>>7573816>>7575186>no joints>>7575368Shut the FUCK UP YOU FUCKING RETARD
>>7575205I got you bro. Fuck walls of text, just pics now.
>>7575368>>7575440See my point?
>>7575368>muh last word>I AM NOT gatekeeping a specific style of shootingSure sounds like you are by bitching about how a group of people do their photos. >>7575440kek
>>7575368>hurpaderp imma big gay cowboy from the rootin tootin state of burgerstan and gotta swing my big ol american penisu
>>7575368Just give it up, stop posting for a while, quit being a namefag and get a new Instagram.
>>7575474Yeah, I see your point. Although I'm curious to see how else someone posting this >>7575477>>7575478>>7575497is my fault. I didn't come to the site all weekend and you guys still managed to find a way to keep fucking up that Instagram thread while crying "Why is loadedtomcat84 doing this to us!?" when I wasn't even there. Drama on the board was a thing before I got here and if I died tomorrow it'll still be a thing. It's kinda sad how the only card to play against my supposed autism is to go full retard. How is that sticking it to me? "He's doing a thing I don't like so I need to do it worse!!" That's like keying your own car because you don't like how someone else parked. >>7575497>Just give it up, stop posting for a while, quit being a namefag and get a new InstagramNo. Why? What's that supposed to accomplish? I like it here, you go away if you have a problem with it. If it makes you happy I have a vacation next week so that should slow me down a bit. In the meantime you could try realizing that the best way to avoid a conversation with someone is to not tap them on the shoulder.
>>7575478Fucking americans, am i right? They always have to get the last word in
I'd rather have that Transformers anon post 30+ pictures in a row than D-Amazing's Number 1 fan ensure he gets the last word in.
>>7575571That can be arranged but I have stuff to do and not everyone would want that.
>>7575609I don't think many want this essay tier shit to go on either.
>>7575739Yeah, I dont come here for walls of text. I come here for photos.
>>7575571I miss miniature krillin
>>7575784But then you'd just be ignoring a problem. Besides, you can still post while literal children are arguing. Its not like anyone is blocking you from doing that. It's like the BST, people will constantly bitch about prices instead of asking if they can do better than a listing but the ones who came for the threads purpose will do exactly that without commenting anything stupid.
>>7575926>literal children are arguingIt’s the people trying to goad a reaction out of him that I’m more worried about. Even if they manage to chase LT84 off they’ll still be here which is just as bad if. It worse
>>7575941I'm not trying to goad a reaction out of him so much as I'm trying to make him understand that it's okay to not like something. He also needs to realize that ACBA isn't the problem with toy photography, it's people like him who don't see that people will shoot things they want to in the way that they want to, whether its through "proper photography techniques" or through "ACBA standards". He doesn't realize that the constructive criticism that he gives is exactly the same type that you will see on anyone's photo in the ACBA closed group whenever it's requested - you both are the same (not necessarily a bad thing as you make it out to be). Also, D-Amazing isn't the authority on ACBA - it's boog_nice. Just an FYI, since he doesn't seem to realize this either.
>>7576008> I'm trying to make him understand that it's okay to not like somethingI thought the issue was that he doesn’t like something and everyone can’t accept that. Where I’m from (Indonesia) they don’t do ACBA so much so it’s weird to see people defend a style that honestly doesn’t seem great to begin with but that is my opinion and my interpretation of what I have witnessed here.
>>7574725It's 1/6th scale, at least thats what it says on the bottom of the box. It has sloppy paint and other QC issues that a lot of Mafex figs from this era seem to suffer from. I photoshopped most of that out of the photos. Still looks great on display and comes with some neat accessories. If you can find it for cheap like I did ($35), go for it. Not really worth the retail asking price.
>>7575926Good point friend.
>>7575547Im calling your parents
>>7575926I'd rather just have pictures drown out his essays showcasing his entry level knowledge.
>>7576138>tfw everything will eventually end.
>>7576273So, what transformers dont get enough love in photos? What transformers do some of you want to see photos of? Just wondering. It feels like I take too many photos of some and not enough of others.
>>7576248Why not both? The whole point is pictures but I liked it better when it was also semi tutorial. I’d rather have someone sharing entry level knowledge than a bunch of people without any knowledge thinking they know better and keeping the rest of us from learning something inbetween pictures.
>>7576298Because sharing basic tips and seething at a group on an entirely different platform because they don't do things 'correctly' are entirely different things.>>7576277I have 0 knowledge of transformers but I'd be up for some with really unique colour schemes or defined shapes.
>>7576298Itd be fine if it was technical things. Instead it's stylistic shit mostly and that only leads to stagnation of art. He keeps pushing for the most bland, sterile looking photography I've ever seen.
>>7576277Many of us can't tell them apart which is why we bashed you for it since it all looks the same
The camera on the Galaxy 10 is pretty great.
>>7576375What's the robot behind?
>>7576329No I mean Tomcat, the one AGAINST the ACBA style
>>7576403Exactly. They are one and the same, you couldnt even tell who they were talking about.
>>7576338>>7576310Noted. I forget sometimes to most people all transformers are the same or all look like gundams.
>>7576451I think that's likely to happen with most mecha/robot related IP's. Unless you have any particular interest in a specific show then all the suits are going to look the same.
>>7576394Hardcore Mecha RoundhammerIt's not a super complicated figure but it's pretty big and a lot of fun.
>>7576248>>7576298>>7576329>>7576403>>7576446No I mean the part about “ the most bland, sterile looking photography“ that the other Anon mentioned as the cause of stagnation in toy photography. I don’t have any skin in this game but I’m sorry that’s the ACBA’s doing. Everybody’s stuff looks the same. Tomcat may mirror their arguments like a lot of opposing sides do and is going about it very annoyingly but he’s not wrong. So my question is that if he won’t or if nobody wants him to teach and give tips in these breads between photos than who? Somebody needs to because this ACBA stuff isn’t helping me or anyone learn anything of value.
>>7576631I'm sorry, but loadedtomcat's shit is also incredibly stale and boring looking. his pictures are always exactly the same Sears photocenter looking staged crap, completely lacking in dynamism.
>>7576631who cares lol
I see the fucking essays are still around
>>7576679Post pics then
How does one bring toys outside (i.e. on trails) to take photos without looking like an autist
>>7576736U gotta look like a "pro photographer" to normies. Camera around your neck, backpack, maybe a tripod. Also be confident in yourself.
>>7576631ACBA does what ACBA does. I'm sure plenty of them are well aware of the basics of photography and don't need to be bitched at over it. Their style isn't mine or many others cup of tea but it's far easier to blank them instead of getting worked up over the fact they do things in their own style.Dropping a photo into the thread and asking for constructive criticism isn't actually all that helpful, include what your aims were when you took the photo, what your set up is, what you struggled with and then if you are open to an overall feedback or something more targeted to a specific aspect of your photo. After all, it would be pointless for me to just give feedback on a pose if the person in question was hoping for feedback about their lighting.Though you shouldn't just rely on this thread as your source of learning as there are plenty of videos and guides over the internet that can teach you, use those as well as the feedback here. >>7576669His hatred for ACBA does make me laugh. I've seen a few photographers as well as follow a couple who take extremely similar pictures of toys outside. If I didn't know better then I'd have thought there was some sort of ACBA branch that deals with photos outdoors.
>>7576821I don’t rely on this thread to learn but it’s interactive so I come. The problem is that few people seem able to actually answer questions but there are good tips when people aren’t fighting over what’s worse. The guy who takes bland pictures or the organization teaching people to take bland pictures. I don’t care, I just want to learn how to light and stuff. Everything I post here gets ignored
>>7576738The confidence part is really the only important part. I take my skelly everywhere and just snap pics with my phone. Normies will at times stop to appreciate what I'm doing and sometimes even ask to take a pic of the skelly themselves. If you are a normal person (you dress normally and have basic social skills) and mind your own business without getting flustered, people will, for the most part, not even care what you're doing.
>>7576898>If you are a normal person (you dress normally and have basic social skills) and mind your own business without getting flustered, people will, for the most part, not even care what you're doing.Advice for life not just toy photography.
>>7576851>what’s worse. The guy who takes bland pictures or the organization teaching people to take bland pictures. I’m inclined to say the latter but you’ve all surely picked up on that by now>>7576736>taking photos outdoors without looking like an autist.Nobody actually cares. Yeah it can be a little awkward to get “caught” but most people just ask if you’re doing stop motion. It’s the dogs you need to watch out for, coming up and sniffing shit, knocking things over etc. If you’re on a popular trail you’ll notice plenty of people with cameras because nature and whatnot so you blend in. It’s kinda like going to the gym; everyone’s too preoccupied with what they’re doing to notice or care what you’re doing. I’ve only run into “trouble” twice in like 5 years. The first was when this douchey mountain biker stopped with this “what are you losers doing” vibe but I have a serious don’t fuck with me face and told him we were minding our own fucking business so he peddled on. Most recently I was in the tree line and this field trip of 11 year olds passed by and one heckled me “Nice backpack! are you playing Pokémon Go? Are you a Hobo?” And I chuckled and told them I was hiding bodies and the chaperone yelled “Keep walking!” at them. Kinda glad it happened since it was the only interesting thing to come out of that day. The light was ass and I was short on time and I wound up with pic related. I don’t even think I like it but it’s been too cloudy for a redo.
>>7576898I really like this
>>7575440I moved her head nicely lol
>>7576736>>7576898>>7576982If you don’t make a big deal out of it no one else will. Like these guys, I constantly take my guys outside and no one has said a thing.
>>7576851We all need to realize that ACBA also includes the outdoor photography and basic techniques that loadedtomcat84 encourages. Join the closed group on Facebook. They encourage framing, posing, etc but cutouts and dioramas aren't needed, they are just more common (there ARE outdoor photos there, sometimes). Tables shots might be discouraged but there are other toy groups you can join, maybe Toy Crew Buddies or something. Post your photo in the ACBA closed group (or what ever one you choose) , ask for constructive criticism and advice on what to improve, and you'll receive it. It's how I got my own start, even though I've eventually took my own route forward it was a start as far as knowing how to shoot things nicely (no, I did not use a diorama but a blank canvas). I average about 400-500 likes on instagram now since starting a year ago, if that matters at all. Really try it, don't just shrug and say 'fuck ACBA' but really give it a shot and come back and tell us if you've gotten a satisfactory response.
>>7577257This. I can almost guarantee you that you will get a very similar response as >>7574716. I mean you WILL get turned away with like table shots and the like if you are looking to just do more lax content (that's what the other toy groups are for - the TCB group mentioned is one of them but there are quite a few around). Stay away from any of the toy photography reddits unless you are posting Marvel Legends.
>>7577257>>7577471Why join a toy group at all? Why not just do your thing and ask for advice here, or in insta?
>>7577257What’s your instagram?
>>7577693Why limit yourself to one or two things when you can branch out to three or more?
>>7577697I would think that looking to fit into groups where you have to adopt their stylistic style is far more limiting.
>>7577694Yeah what is it? I'm always looking for good toy Instagrams.
>>7577693Bro did you even read the fucking thread? At all?
>>7577745But that's NOT THE POINT, THE POINT IS TO GET CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM FROM MORE THAN JUST THIS THREAD. I fucking hate you retards.
Can a mod look at this fucking thread? If this isn't a case for getting loadedautist the fuck out of here, I don't know what is. Too bad his pics are bretty gud, but he needs to go.
>>7578220That wont fix the real problem as >>7575941 pointed out.
>>7578220lol you can’t get banned for knocking on the ACBA. You trying to rally people can border on a call to raid which can get you banned and like the other anon said even if you manage to get rid of him the real cancer remains
>>7578220>bretty gudand awfully bland
These are pretty fun and look really good on camera.
>>7578462>>7578491>pretty fun and look really good on camera.They really do. I like the color in the second one
Recent pick ups
>>7578744What's the dude with the orange arms?
Some recent ones I like
>>7578744Assemble Borg "Bite The Dimension" AB023EX Jarkroid. Same toy line as the figures on far left and right.
>>7576736Something else I forgot to mention. If you’re shooting in an urban setting you gotta watch out for security guards. I was surprised to find they had two guards posted at a parking garage. I had to haggle the guard to give me 10 minutes which is no where near enough time. Got pic related though. Something else I never came across but have always been paranoid about are hostile bums.
>>7579851Which one’s better?
>>7579854Both are poorly lit
>>7579864The guard only gave me 10 minutes so I had to rack them out ASAP. Which is better?
>>7579870First, and that's HAVING to pick one as both are terrible for posing, lighting, backgrounds etc.
>>7579854I think the first one is better.
>>7579854Kinda both? The angle is better in the first but the lighting and background is better in the second. I wouldn’t listen to >>7579882 since I think he’s just being a hater. I’ll agree that the lighting could be better but the pose is very Spidey as is the background. Not sure if they’d just prefer it was a monitor or a dio.
>>7579934>I think he’s just being a haterWrong but okay.
What I really needed was more than 10 minutes to make tweaks and shit. I mean these are just the raw photos but I didn’t end up having much to work with. The post editing is being a nightmare. I also cranked this one out, it obviously suffers from the same issues but I was able to make slightly more sense out of it in post in post since that Snyder look is very filtery. Overall not a complete waste but still a missed opportunity given that I had no time. I’ll probably give it another shot when I get back from vacay. Maybe I’ll add birds. I think these would both benefit by having birds flying into frame.
>>7579851>>7579854The first one is better, from posing to sense of scale.>>7580207Love the cape. The pose is kinda funky, though.
In remembrance of D-Day, here’s some WW2 shots(1/4)
>>7580469>>7580471Really like these two.
>>7580471>>7580472God I really wish Mega Bloks faces weren't retarded because beyond that they're some of the best WWII miniature figurines
>>7580474Good shit dude.
I have this thing I found at the thrift store, three levels, three sides so nine rooms and an elevator. I'm turning one floor into a bar set for my probably never happening Yotsuba/Space Ghost/Jigen comic. I'm also playing with my new camera, "Proper" picture to follow.
>>7580514Like I said in the last thread, I take these for fun while I play with them so you'll see visible blue tack, etc. I am by no means pretending to be a serious photographer, I just like sharing my play sessions.
>>7580521>I take these for funJust as toy photography should be.
>>7581128Agreed. Also here are some transformers my wife named without knowing anything about them. This one is named>full diaper Real name, blastcharge.
I really like that D. Amazing guy. He takes awesome photos.
>>7580475>>7580492Thanks dudes>>7580482I like them. The mix of cartoony figure with lots of details. Specially the dot eyes and the fact that there’s enough variation in faces.Mega figures are definitely an acquired taste, though.
>>7564693>>7564697>>7564699>>7564701>>7564702>>7564707Fantastic stuff, I love the storytelling and how pleased the juice-seller looks.
>>7581163always wanted this guy
>>7560154angle, lighting and focus look better on the first one, but the pose looks better on this one.
>>7581404Bait aside, he does manage to take a few good photos once in a while.
>>7581652He is good fun. Also >mohawk boy
>>7581684Pity both versions have all that chrome, which at minimum requires a coat of pledge before you do anything, and even that may not protect it.The update version was ass and didn't even get a Cybershark recolor.
>>7583992>>7583996>>7583997Fuck those are nice. How much is the knight?
>>7584465Knight and horse was about $140 after EMS shipping on AmiAmi
The heat is becoming unbearable here. 105f several days in a row. How do you guys do to take pics in extreme weather?
>>7585595By not living in a shit hole for temperature.
>>7585595Hello fellow AZ bro. It's been fucking awful.
>>7585595I dont. Fuck that shit. It gets hot as fuck in my toy room, if it gets too hot I just dont take photos. How do you guys take photos in the rain? How do you protect your camera from water damage?
ANother for fun. Took me a few minute to decide what snacks he woud liek. I don't see him as a boozer and I don't see him drinking soda. I had the teacup from a bulk Chinese order of random stuff and I put wood stain in it to make dark tea. My other half and I like to set up a figure of whatever we're watching so they can see their own show.>>7585612One of my "kids" lives in Surprise, near Phoenix. I've been there a few times, you can actually melt your shoes on the asphalt if you wear cheap sneakers.>>7584156I really dig this, also is that the Figuarts SpIke.Usually I don't care for the mixing of scales but I like it in that photo. Nice room building as well. You should do a whole dollhouse. >>7586248I think I may have that horse. IS that a repainted Greyskull facade? I don't think it is but something is familiar about it.
>>7586248>>7586403That's got to be the playskool castle!We got my little brother that from a yard sale, and then we just kept getting him stuff for it.
>>7586230I don’t. I’ve read of people putting their cameras or phones inside ziploc bags to avoid water damage, but I don’t think it’s worth the risk.
>>7586230Get a phone with ip68 water resistance
>>7587076My note 8 could work. Those are water resistant. But it does not have as much settings as my camera.
>>7587188I just use my s10+
Working on some Nuka Cola bottles. just eed to all labels and paint the top lik a bottle cap.>>7586658I was thinking that! Maybe heavily modified.I don't know what it is about those things but in college (02-04 at first) I found two at thrift stores and one in the trash when I used to dumpster dive. I did miniatures sets with them.I can see that being the playschool castle and he filled in the drop down bit on the left with putty and blacked out some of the other bits from within.Looking at it more as I type this, I think you nailed it.
>>7579854Looks like spidey's taking a shit and preparing to post it to instagram.
>>7587750Love his outfit.
>>7556424whos this from?
>>7588200Not that guy but it looks like a monster hunter revoltech.