Phygure® No.2 Issue 01

otakumouse

What is Phygure®? Phygure® is a community driven digital magazine that focuses on toy & figure photography. About This Issue Phygure’s 2nd release is here with an all new roster of creative and talented figure photographers from all over the world! • Featuring 12 talented toy and figure photographers from all over the world. • Phygure® Prime - a special compilation of the best figure photography submissions. • Learn the basics of your camera in this first installment of TRITIP. • One Punch Man and why you should watch it.

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PHYGURE PRIME 01 | SHELVED MANGA GUIDE | ONE PUNCH MAN | TRITIP 01: CAMERA BASICS | PPS

PHYGURE

PRIME01

the pure showcase

edition of phygure

SHELVED

MANGA

GUIDE

new mangas worth

checking out!

ONE

PUNCH

MAN

one of the most epic anime

to watch this fall 2015 season

TRITIP 01

CAMERA BASICS

are you familiar with the functions

of your camera?

PLUS+

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awesome figure photography submissions

from figure photographers around the world.

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photography community

Thank you to everyone

who contributed

- Nico / Otakumouse -


Iron Gaze, SONY NEX-5N 44mm, ISO 200 f/9.0 1/40s, Photo by Noble Beast Photography

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CONTENT

CONTRIBUTORS

Props to these awesome and talented people who all made ISSUE01 possible.

Want to be a content contributor? Visit our public Phygure® content

repository on Google drive and start sharing! Learn more at

www.phygure.com

Lily

Stereometric imrandz phtoygraphy

elZephon jvruanto Kappamikez Nendoroidoodads

ShoManiquinne Syntax Erawr Dr.Cow Studios dhexter_suerte

sevenPocky

Figure Photography | Articles | Cosplay | Fan Art | Tips & Tutorials | Multiple Categories

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WHAT’S

INSIDE

MAIN

FEATURE

What is Phygure® Prime? Learn about this special edition of

Phygure® that we release every 2 issues.

MANGA

TALK

16

Check out SHELVED where we list down the latest and greatest

mangas all in one place.

ANIME

TALK

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Guess what most anime fans (outside Japan) are excited for Fall

2015 anime season?

TIPS &

TRICKS

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SUBMISSIONS

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Lily

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Stereometric

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imrandz

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phtoygraphy

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elZephon

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jvruanto

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Kappamikez

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Nendoroidoodads

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ShoManiquinne

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Syntax Erawr

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Dr. Cow Studios

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dhexter_suerte

We love to take photos of our figures, we shoot as much as we

could, anytime, anywhere – the question is, are you familiar with

the functions that your camera has?

www.phygure.com

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SHELVED

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ONE

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TRITIP

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR FIGURE PHOTOGRAPHY

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lily 12.13

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stereometric 14.15

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imrandz 20.21

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phtoygraphy 22.23


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elzephon 28.29

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jvruanto 30.31

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kappamikez 36.37

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nendoroidoodads 38.39

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shomaniquinne 44.45

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syntax erawr 46.47

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dr. cow studios 50.51

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dhexter-suerte 52.53


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Help, Too Much Homework!, Canon EOS 1100D, ISO 100 F4.5 5/1s

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THE FIGURE PHOTOGRAPHY E-MAGAZINE

PROFILE

I began with figure photography occasionally. I

started following, with great wonder, my friend’s

passion for this hobby. This transmission allowed

me to discover a world full of fantasy, much fun and

personal creation. Choosing with care the figures

and doing my best with photography the final results

give me enough satisfaction.

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Lily

(Liliana Tedesco)

damnedcat51.deviantart.com

flickr.com/photos/damnedcat

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A Quiet Halloween!!!, Canon EOS 1100D, ISO 100 F11 8/1s

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Welcome!, Canon EOS 1100D, ISO100 F4.5 1/3s

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Autumn Colors, Nikon D7000 40mm f/3.2 ISO125

THE FIGURE PHOTOGRAPHY E-MAGAZINE

PROFILE

Hello! I’m Stereometric and I’ve been an avid figure

collector and photographer for about seven

years now! I began this hobby after being inspired

by some very talented photographers such as Kodomut,

Adun and Danny Choo.

I mainly love to work with natural light and color,

but recently I’ve been exploring diorama building

and indoor lighting. My collection consists mainly of

nendoroids and scale figures.

It’s been wonderful watching this hobby grow and

I hope to continue to be inspired by all the talent.

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Stereometric

(Tania Raharja)

stereometriclove.wordpress.com

twitter.com/Stereometric

instagram.com/stereometric

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Sonico, Nikon D7000 40mm f/4.0 ISO100

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Haregi Homura, Nikon D7000 40mm f/3.2 ISO125

Tell Your World, Nikon D7000 40mm f/5.6 ISO100

Springtime, Nikon D7000 40mm f/4.0 ISO100

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Happy New Year, Nikon D7000 40mm f/3.2 ISO100

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WHAT IS PHYGURE® PRIME?

PHYGURE PRIME

Written by Otakumouse

www.phygure.com

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When I was developing Phygure’s maiden issue, I

learned and realized a lot of things that can help

me improve Phygure’s future issues. This is the main reason

why I started the issue numbering from 00 instead of

01. ISSUE00 serves as the “trial issue” of this community

driven project. It’s the issue where I lay down and setup

the backbone of the magazine. I received a lot of awesome

submissions from the community and I was really

happy with the support and heartwarming messages I received

from different people. As a sign of appreciation for

the community, I decided to include everyone in the maiden

issue, but then I realized I really can’t include everyone

and I must set some limits in order to ease the overall development

of each issue.

Since I’m the only one doing both the assembly and design

work of the whole magazine, I need to identify the

optimum number of pages that I can support each month.

Upon studying the work involved in the maiden issue, I

learned that in order for me to regularly release an issue

every month, I need to limit the “phygure photo showcase”

submissions to 12 people plus a standard of 4 written articles

per issue. I really want to include as many submission

as possible but we really need to setup some “standards”

to make everything streamlined and consistent. But if you

remember what I’ve mentioned on ISSUE00 (now live at

www.phygure.com), everyone who submits content will be

featured. No one’s going to be left behind. That’s where

Phygure Prime comes in.

“Phygure Prime is a pure showcase edition of the magazine

that features every figure photography submission

from the last 2 issues.”

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WHAT IS PHYGURE® PRIME?

What is Phygure Prime you ask? Phygure Prime is a pure

showcase edition of the magazine that features every

figure photography submission from the last 2 issues. It

means, for every 2 issues of Phygure, we get 1 “prime” edition.

Think of it as a special compilation of all the awesome

figure photography content submitted by the community.

This is also the version where we give credit to some of

the best submissions and you’ll know it first hand because

their page design will be different than others. This will

help motivate other figure photographers to be more creative

in their photography work. The concept here is pretty

simple, if you want to be highlighted as a “prime”, you

need to step up your game which in turn will improve your

photography skills in the process. A win-win scenario for

everybody ;)

[prahym]

the choicest or best part of anything.

The “prime” edition of the magazine will also include some

“never before seen” submissions that I purposely didn’t include

on the past 2 issues to make it a bit more special.

It will also have some teasers of what you can expect on

the next issue. Phygure Prime will be always be developed

every 2 issues and we will identify them by “volume”. Since

this issue is “technically” the 2nd issue (we started at IS-

SUE00 remember?), we are now scheduled to release the

very first volume of Phygure® PRIME (yey!).

Stay tuned for further announcements on Phygure’s official

facebook page www.facebook.com/phygure and

please don’t forget to hit that like button before you leave!

See you guys on the the next issue and enjoy the rest of

the magazine!

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P R I M E

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Right Here Waiting, Nikon D3200 18-55mm, ISO200 F5.3 1/60s

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PROFILE

Hi, I’m Randy but my friends call me Randz - feel

free to do so, I don’t mind. I’m a corporate slave by

day and an amateur photographer by night. From

the Philippines.

I was hooked with Instagram during its early years

where photography sharing sessions and hitting the

popular page (now the explore page) were a thing.

Thru this network I’ve met a lot of different types of

photographers and some of them actually inspired

me to do toy photography.

I started collecting Revoltechs first around 2012;

then Figmas, ThreeAs and now getting hooked with

Nendoroids. My collection mainly focuses on Japanese

brands since I’m more of a fan of Japanese

animes than Western cartoons.

Been recently creating my own dioramas as well so

I can do indoor shoots that would look more natural

than forced. Was inspired by 3 out of my many toy

photographer idols to do dioramas; masters kixkillradio,

lovepinkcheeks and vince454 Photo-desu.

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imrandz

(Randy Abing)

twitter.com/imrandz

instagram.com/imrandz

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A Beautiful Mess, Nikon D3200 35mm, ISO100 F1.8 1/50s

Focused Like An Archer, Nikon D3200 35mm, ISO100 F1.8 6’’s

I Walk Alone, Nikon D3200 35mm, ISO100 F1.8 6’’s

One Fine Summer Day, Nikon D3200 35mm, ISO100 F1.8 1/80s

Queen of the Damned, Nikon D3200 300mm, ISO100 F5.6 1/4s

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phtoygraphy

(Gladwin Tan)

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SHELVED

by sevenPocky

Thinking on starting a manga collection? Shelved is a useful section that lists newly

licensed digital and print manga and light novel titles to be officially translated in

English by North American publishers.

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Uchuu Kyoudai Overlord Akatsuki no Yona

CRUNCHY ROLL (DIGITAL)

Arakawa Under the Bridge

Cuticle Detective Inaba

Gugure! Kokkuri san

KODANSHA COMICS

Apocalypse no Toride (Fort of Apocalypse; Digital)

Fuuka (Digital)

Kamisama no Iutoori Ni (As the Gods Will: The Second Series; Digital)

Ore Space Dandy (I Am Space Dandy)

Sungeki no Kyojin (Spoof on Titan)

Uchuu Kyoudai (Space Brothers; Digital)

Wagatsuma san wa Ore no Yome (My Wife Is Wagatsuma san; Digital)

VERTICAL COMICS

Audiobook Light Novels for Kizumonogatari by Nisio Isin and Attack on Titan: Harsh Mistress of the City

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Gugure! Kokkuri-san Haikyuu!! Kuroko no Basket

VIZ

7th Garden

Akatsuki no Yona (Yona of the Dawn)

Black Clover

Haikyuu!!

Hana Nochi Hare: HanaDan Next Season (Boys Over Flowers Season 2; digital)

Ibara no Kanmuri (The Crown of Thorns)

Kuroko no Basket

Monster Hunter: Senkou no Karuido (Monster Hunter: Flash Hunter)

Totsuzen desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu (Everybody’s Getting Married)

YEN PRESS

Bakemono no Ko (The Boy and The Beast; Manga and Light Novel)

Corpse Party: Blood Covered

Dimension W

Overlord (Manga and Light Novel)

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Black Clover Space Dandy Dimension W

YEN PRESS (CONT)

Psycome (Light Novel)

Saiteihen no Otoko (Scumbag Loser)

Space Dandy

Unhappy (Unhappy Go Lucky!)

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Ciel Alencon, Panasonic GF1 14-45mm, ISO 200 f/5.6 1/50s

THE FIGURE PHOTOGRAPHY E-MAGAZINE

PROFILE

Hi everyone, I’m Etienne from France ! In early 2011, I

was looking for something to put myself in the photo,

that’s when I discovered the nendoroid. I instantly

fell in love with these cute figurines and now my

collection is significant!

Make funny pictures is one of my favorite things,

mixing nendoroid, creating dioramas and set comical

scenes.

I love going out with my nendoroid, but it’s always

dangerous, some of them are damaged following

different trips... But I always draw beautiful pictures,

and that all that I want : immortalize these scene

with my figurines is a real pleasure now.

Feel free to start shooting, it’s only happiness :D

www.elzephon.com

facebook.com/elzephon

twitter.com/elzephon

flickr.com/photos/el-zephon

instagram.com/elzephon

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elZephon

(Etienne Denys)

www.phygure.com

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Sonikutsu Band, Panasonic GF1 20mm, ISO 400 f/2.2 1/6s

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Happy Halloween, Olympus E-M5 MarkII 45mm, ISO 1600 f/2.5 1/15s

Miku Senbonzakura, Olympus E-M5 MarkII 45mm, ISO 200 f/2.5 1/200s

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Miku Bithday, Olympus E-M5 MarkII 45mm, ISO 200 f/4 1/30s

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Dinosaur Might, Ready to Fight - Sony ILCE-7RM2 90mm f2.8 ISO50

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PROFILE

Power Rangers fan since 1994. A frustrated Red

Ranger and Pokemon Master at heart.

My work station is an extension of my toy rack at

home, I usually bring my figures to work to display

them and to take photos of them whenever I can. I

like taking profile shots of my figures and I usually

use my laptop as a background for my shots.

I love collecting Pokemon Takara Tomy figures, select

S.H.Figuarts Power Rangers figures, Bandai

Megazords and DX Zords, Green Arrow figures and

any thing that I find cool and interesting.

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jvruanto

(Jv Ruanto)

facebook.com/jvruanto

twitter.com/jvruanto

instagram.com/jvruanto

www.phygure.com

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Barkada Rangers - Sony ILCE-7RM2 70mm f5.6 ISO80

Dino Charging - Sony ILCE-7M2 50mm f11 ISO50

Final Wave - Sony ILCE-7RM2 50mm f1.4 ISO160

The Skylanders - Sony ILCE-7RM2 90mm f6.3 ISO50

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Wookie on Endor - Sony ILCE-7RM2 90mm f2.8 ISO50

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ONE

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MAN

Written by sevenPocky

Guess what most anime fans (outside Japan) are excited

for Fall 2015 anime season? It’s none other than One

Punch Man! It even made the first two volumes of the

manga a bestseller in New York Times!

www.phygure.com

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TYPE: TV | EPISODES: 12 | PREMIERED: FALL 2015 | PRODUCERS: MADHOUSE

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The anime, One Punch Man, was produced by Madhouse,

a production studio known for being faithful to

their adaptations. Madhouse’s notable shows are Hunter x

Hunter (2011), Kiseijuu (Parasyte), Ore Monogatari!! and No

Game No Life. The action comedy anime tickled the right

spot of its audience as the main character is different from

other typical super powered protagonist. The quirks and

cliches are countered. And the humor, ah, no words, the

maincharacter’s facial expressions are already good.

It is set in an alternate setting where super heroes exist to

wipe out evil creatures and villains made by human nature.

(An evil creature came from pollution!) We were then introduced

to the main character, Saitama, who looks average,

with an expressionless face and bald head, but is actually

an overly powerful superhero who desires to have a

worthy opponent that could last more than his one critical,

deadly punch. Given that every opponent gets defeated

by his one punch, he says that he is only a “superhero for

fun”.

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The first episode is already filled with action, a heroic

scene, a backstory, a mini plot twist and an introduction to

the other important characters. The usual anime tropes of

being naive to their godly powers is not seen in this anime.

Saitama knows what’s up and regrets having it. It’s like a

story where you reach the maximum level of a game, then,

even if you feel superior, you feel an emptiness and a loss

of purpose to go on. Which drives you to find someone

with a higher level than you, to liven up your life.

The premiere of One Punch Man definitely had a strong

start that makes you want to watch more. Will Saitama

find someone who could not be defeated after his one

punch?

ONEPUNCHMAN

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PROFILE

Hi! My name is Michael Wijaya and I am from Indonesia.

I started to collect figures from around a year

ago and I mainly collect Nendoroids because of how

cute they are and how you can easily take them to

travel. I haven’t done much of mix and matches for

Nendoroids, but I am planning to do so in the future.

I started learning photography because of my hobby

of figure collecting. I started learning photography

about 2 months after I started collecting figures.

I am inspired to learn more and more about

photography after seeing all the brilliant and talented

photos from all the very well known toy photographers

out there and hopefully I can be as good

as they are someday. I am proud to take part in this

community and hopefully someday my photos can

inspire someone else to be the same.

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Kappamikez

(Michael Wijaya)

www.phygure.com

instagram.com/kappamikez

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Snowflake Wizard

Where… am I?

Would you like to play for a while?

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Zafkiel… Oblivion, Pentax K-100D 31 mm, ISO 1600 f/4.5 1/30s

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Shinobus Donuts, Nikon D3300 55mm F/3.5 ISO800

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PROFILE

My name is Myra known as Nendoroidoodads online

and I am from Australia.

I am still new to this hobby and only recently stumbled

upon the figure collecting world.

I bought my first figure which was a nendoroid

around February 2015 and I now own 25 of them

and its growing fast! Soon after I started collecting I

stumbled upon facebook pages that took cute photographs

of their figures such as Kixkillradio and

NYOtaku and fell in love with it.

On March 14th 2015 I decided to make my own facebook

page and try taking my own photos.

I started off just using my mobile phone to take

photos and as my page grew I decided to take a

step further and buy my first proper camera. My

page is now just over 900 likes which I am so happy

with as I never thought me joining this hobby I

joined would come so far!

I have now joined more websites such as twitter, my

figure collection and tumblr to continue sharing my

photos. After I had been collecting for about half a

year I started my own D.I.Y projects for miniature

items to use in my photos. A lot of people kept asking

me how I did it and I ended up making a site to

post tutorials on.

In the short time I have been a figure photographer

I have met so many amazing people and made lots

of new friends, it is such a wonderful hobby to be

apart of. I am still very new to everything and have

a lot to learn especially with lighting and what my

cameras settings and capabilities are. I am glad that

I stumbled upon this awesome hobby and community!

nendoroidoodads.wordpress.com

facebook.com/nendoroidoodads

twitter.com/Nendoroidoodads

nendoroidoodads.tumblr.com

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Nendoroidoodads

(Myra)

www.phygure.com

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Animal Lover, Nikon D3300 55mm F/3.5 ISO800

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Mami Teatime, Nikon D3300 55mm F/3.5 ISO600

Elsies Candy, Nikon D3300 55mm F/3.5 ISO800

Madokas Teatime, Nikon D3300 55mm F/3.5 ISO800

Donut Eating Race, Nikon D3300 55mm F/3.5 ISO700

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TRITIP

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR FIGURE PHOTOGRAPHY

PART 1

CAMERA BASICS

Written by jvruanto

We love to take photos of our figures, we shoot as much as we

could, anytime, anywhere – the question is, are you familiar with

the functions that your camera has? Have you explored them and

used them to their maximum potential?

I’ll be doing a step-by-step guide on basic

photography skills to help you learn more about

your camera.

UNDERSTANDING

THE MASTER TRIO

Some of you might own a camera and have mastered

its operation but for those who want to learn

the basics, let’s start by understanding the master

TRIO of photography.

TRITIP

PART 1

CAMERA BASICS

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SHUTTER SPEED

Imagine shooting a moving object, can you take a sharp photo of it? Here are some tips on how to understand “Shutterspeed”

In a context explanation, shutter speed refers to the length of time when the sensor is exposed to light. You may refer

to the infograph below for a detailed explanation of how it works.

1/2500 1/640 1/400 1/100 1/40 1/20 1/8 1/3

*illustrative example only

To master the TRIO, practice shooting in MANUAL so you can mix and match the desired settings of your camera and image.

Basically, shutterspeed refers to how fast you can take a photo of the subject using your camera, if you see a higher value

number on your camera screen if you set the shutter speed, that’s how fast you can take photos of your subject. Imagine

shooting a moving figure and still getting a sharp image result.

Take note that in order to get the best shot possible; you also need to learn about the other masters - aperture and ISO.

APERTURE

Aperture is the opening (in the lens) where light passes

through. The bigger the opening, the more light passes

through resulting to a brighter image. The thing with

aperture though is that if the reading/number is lower,

the opening would be bigger; so if you have a lens with

a max aperture of 1.4 you can shoot brighter images

and produce images with bokeh.

BOKEH

Bo-what? Bokeh (BOH-kay) is the quality of blur produced

in an out-of-focus part of the image produced

by a high aperture opening.

TRITIP

PART 1

CAMERA BASICS

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F/16 F/8 F/1.4

APERTURE (CONT.)

As you can see in the image comparison (above), higher aperture produces highlight for the foreground subject rather than

the background.

ISO 64000

ISO 16000

ISO

ISO determines the sensitivity of the image. The lower the

ISO, the more crisp and detailed your subject would be, the

higher it is more noise would appear in your image.

UNDERSTANDING NOISE

Noise in photos is the same with audio noise – unnecessary

elements are present. As you can see (left), lesser ISO produces

cleaner image compared to the higher ISO count. Although

higher ISO count can be helpful in lowlight shooting

situations.

Did you know the maximum ISO count available is at 409,600,

why would you need night vision googles if you can have that?!

ISO 3200

ISO 50

TRITIP

PART 1

CAMERA BASICS

Image is at ISO-2500, there’s noise present

in the photo but it adds depth and details

on the theme of the photo

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EXAMPLES

Now that you understand the master TRIO, it’s

time to shoot! Here are some examples of a perfect

combination of the master TRIO.

TRICK

Setting the exposure value can help create depth

and brightness of your images. Try setting your

camera’s exposure value lower so you can create

more dramatic shots.

TRITIP

PART 1

CAMERA BASICS

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PROFILE

ShoManiquinne is a Figma collector/ photography

enthusiast from the Philippines who comes up with

his idea every time he takes a very nice bath. Like

other figure enthusiasts (especially Nendoroids),

he also manages to switch different parts to come

up for a nice shot. Started last May 2014 in collecting

and June of the same year in photography as a

hobby.

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ShoManiquinne

(Bryan Paul Guieb)

facebook.com/shomaniquinne

flickr.com/photos/128685589@N07

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Goddess Descends, Canon 70D 50mm, f3.2 ISO 100 Night Changes, Canon 70D 50mm, f3.2 ISO 200

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PROFILE

I’m a full time student and part time hobbyist from

the Philippines! I’ve been a figure collector since

2013, jumpstarting my humble set with 1/6 scale

military figures – only to pick up anime figures, a

hobby I’ve left in 2010, later on. My casual gallivanting

into the world of photography becomes an outlet

for my love for anime, comic books, and visual

arts.

Outside figures from common manufacturers such

as Good Smile Company, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow

Collectibles, my favorite figure currently is my

Smart Doll Mirai named Yoki!

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PROFILE

Hi, I’m Dr_Cow! Currently living in The Netherlands,

an IT Teamlead in the IT world. A big passion for

Dollfie Dream-, Nendoroid-, Cosplay- Videographer/Photographer

with a love for food. Combining

it all together, showing to the world that you

don’t have to be afraid or ashamed of your hobbies.

Been expressing my passion everywhere I go, be it

at work, out for dinner, public area or private life.

When people ask why I’m not embarrassed shooting

Nendoroids, I answer: Why should I? I am who I

am, don’t let other people limit your life.

“Don’t be afraid to express your hobby/passion that

you like”

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(Vien Nguyen)

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Music, Canon 5D Mark III 35mm, F/3.5 320ISO

Spring, Canon 5D Mark III 35mm, F/2.5 100ISO

Summer, Canon 5D Mark III 35mm, F/3.5 100ISO

Autumn, Canon 7D Mark I 35mm, F/2.8 400ISO

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PROFILE

My roots in toy photography began on Instagram

in 2011. I started collecting Nendoroids and Figmas

back then. I love seeing their poses when photographed.

I always had the motto - it’s not about the

collection but how we “Keep ‘em Toys Alive” by expressing

and showcasing them through figure photography.

I do indoor photography using dioramas and/or

being creative with backgrounds; and, outdoors

photography where I can harness the strength of

natural light. Vibrant colors are my thing so that’s

what you’ll mostly see in my Instagram feed.Toy

collecting and photography are hobbies only select

people appreciate so I make it a goal to meet my @

ToyCrewBuddies who share the same passion and

hobby as me.

Hope you visit and support me on Instagram!

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(Dexter Suerte Alimagno)

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DESIGN / ART

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The Geek Behind Phygure®

Otakumouse is a Designer / Developer and a part time otaku

based in Manila, Philippines. He worked on a lot of international

brands including Marvel, Nickelodeon, Activision, and Hasbro.

He also worked as a Designer / Developer for Danny Choo and

his brand, Culture Japan.

He loves playing video games and collecting figures. He maintains

his own personal blog at www.otakumouse.com.

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