I don’t take that many figure photos these days, but when I do, it’s always with flashes. While the entry barrier of getting multiple flash units, stands and modifiers may seem intimidating, there is a massive advantage of control and quality over light bulbs. I’ve posted lighting setups a few times in the past, but this time I’d like to talk about each lighting component and the light modifiers used for them.
Here’s another shot I took of the Laputa robot soldier music box a while ago that I shared on Instagram. I decided to go the black & white approach because I find the moss green colour on the figure to be pretty unpleasant. However, removing the colour from the shot made the flower in the hand hard to notice, hence the selective red colour to bring it out.
Now that the Japan posts are done and no longer occupy the back of my mind like a neglected child, I found myself feeling listless. Playing Breath of the Wild somehow isn’t the same when I’m not trying to procrastinate on something more important. I suppose forcing myself to write something down on the blog has also made me a bit nostalgic, so this is as good of a time as any to dabble back into figure photo game.
As I had mentioned in my previous post, Tokyo has a particularly strong focus on its shopping districts as its main attractions. This is a city that’s good at hawking its wares — perhaps too good. In this last post on our trip, I’ll talk about these shopping districts and their effect on the overall experience, as well as our last leg of our trip to the resort town of Fujikawaguchiko. It’s a mixed bag with some highs and lows, along some lessons and reflections at the end.