So as many of you that watch my gallery, Ive been taking a lot of photos using some of my PVC figurines as my subject matters. . . I was experimenting with DIY-product photo lighting set ups with is actually pretty simple. Just use a large sheet of white board as a backdrop some foil on cardboard as reflector and some tracing paper over built-on flash on your camera, and BOOM you can fake the funk by get as close to shooting in a studio. Its not prefect but with some time and fine adjustments (with the lighting, exposure time, and Photoshop tweaks).
Well here is an image from a series of photos Im experimenting with by shooting images in the dark and a flash light. Basically setting the shutter speed and exposure to a longer time period. As the shutter is open, I just the flash light to more or less paint the light in the image. Your still gonna be subject to the surrounding lights, so if ya are gonna shot an image like this, get the room as dark as you can so your can control the amount of light that needs to be exposed.
Hope ya like,
Figure is from the WORLD OF WARCRAFT-SERIES 3
DRANEI MAGE- TAMUURA figure
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