Winter 2015

Winter 2015Somehow it feels like it’s been forever since I’ve done a proper photo blog post here on my own blog, so today we’re going to have a look at what I’ve been up to the past few months!

Senjougahara FigureThose who follow my blog have probably noticed I don’t seem to post my photography here as much anymore. It’s not that I’ve stopped taking photos, quite the opposite! What has changed is how I capture and share my photos.

nendoroid makoTraditionally, I would take a bunch of figures out for a day or two and photograph them all at once. I would then group all the pictures together as a set and put it here on my site. While this seemed to work at the beginning, as time went on I found it to be a bit restrictive, and at one point I did take some time away from figure photography all together.

Ryuko and Satsuki nendoroidsAfter getting a new camera I decided that I would try moving away from the concept of photo sets, and to focus more on individual unique photos. Rather than spending one day doing one set, I’d prefer to spend one day and get one or two good photos, then spend another day working on another photo. Hopefully this reduces the amount of duplicate photos of the same figure in the same pose.

Senjougahara figureObviously certain days I will do photo essay style shooting, such as when it snows like in the Senjougahara pictures above.

Mako nendoroidWhile I do enjoy doing one or two photos per day, the downside is that blogs (at least how I look at my own site) are more set up for long posts, which is why I don’t upload things as often here.

Ryuko nendoroidThese days I’ve been focusing on posting more on social media sites, something I haven’t really done too much of in the past. One thing I’ve come to realize is it’s much easier and fun to share photos with more people on social media sites than it is on my own site.

Senjougahara figureObviously I’m not going to completely ditch my own website, so most likely posts will be compilations of photos over past months like today’s post. I’ll probably do some photo essays here and there in the future, which of course will be posted here as well along with convention coverage like in the past.

Mako Mankanshoku nendoroidI hope you enjoyed looking at my photos! If you want to keep up to date with all my figure photography shenanigans, be sure to also follow me on my Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr, and Deviantart.

Thanks for looking!

13 thoughts on “Winter 2015

  1. Loving the Winter theme you made this past few weeks. Having a real snow is really much effective than what I do with mine. <3 Outdoor photos are really the best in my opinion to make the figures real-like. Also, It's great to know that you've started you're own style of work. Keep it up!

    I also enjoyed posting on social media sites, as you will meet and get new friends with fellow enthusiasts. But having a blog will make your work available in google search besides it's always fun to read your thoughts when looking back. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Make this time an opportunity for your friends and fans to follow the rest of your photo sets in your site. Not everyone in the world uses Facebook or IG or G+. You have amazing piece of work that deserves to be seen and shared worldwide. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Thanks Sheng!! Thanks for the advice, I agree having an official blog definitely helps in having a presence on the web. It also helps when you want to write out a long post too ๐Ÿ™‚ . Sometimes I guess it can be hard to find a balance between sharing having a blog and using social media ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I guess I loved every one of these winter pictures, I’ve seen on DA, Flickr and mfc, it’s nice that you’ve put them in one post now. to see em all again. I agree with your thoughts about taking pictures, it’s better to have a few really good shots instead of doing hundred good ones, it’s also less workload afterwards lol. Well, as figure reviewer I can’t just come around with one picture, but when taking non review related pictures I try to achieve the one or a few more pics I had in mind ^^

    • Thanks Wieselhead! I agree it definitely makes sense to do a photo set when you are doing reviews, especially if you build sets like how you do your reviews.

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  3. Hi Been a while since I last popped by, that Hitagi photo.. oh dear me. was looking at her the other day thinking if I should get her but I think with your photos she looks actually pretty darn good. big hitagi fan here! Will have a look and order her.

    • Fabrice! Good to hear from you again ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yeah I was really impressed with the Hitagi figure, when I first saw her I knew I had to get her. Plus she is perfect for photographing in the winter season.

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