New Action Figure shot-I bet you've never seen a figure like this one ;)

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  1. Hooligan Dan

    Hooligan Dan No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    A few years ago, before I got smart enough to backup my photos, I shot what is to this day still one of my all time favorite shots. Not just of figures, but of everything I shot. But alas, technology being as dependable as it is, my computer crashed and I lost the full res version. I'm left with only a 600px tall version of it I had on the internet. Prints out to a whole 2 inches tall. So today I set out to replicate the shot. I failed. But I got other shots I liked to. So here's one.

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    D300
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    200w smith-victor light behind figure left. Gold reflector for fill. I got a little chromatic aberration on his right forearm and a couple other highlights, but that tends to happen with super bright lights sometimes. Especially when using a sigma lens. :p

    If you're wondering, it's Old Monty from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake in 2004. How many wheelchair bound figures have you seen? Let alone one with a pee filled catheter bag hooked on the back of the chair. :lmao: I wish I could have had his whole cane in the shot, but once again the backdrop, in this case a doorway base used for the leatherface figure, was too narrow.

    Anyway, hope you guys like it. C&C always welcomed.
     
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  2. Kuruu

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    I really like everything about this shot. Good job :D
     
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    That's an awesome action figure!

    And it's a really nice shot. You light your shots really well. Good stuff, man.
     
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    Very kewl!
     
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    chain saw massacre=worst movie of my life.
    I was scared for months after....

    but awesome shot.
     
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    How can you be scared of a movie when Jessica Beal is running around in a wet white T shirt? Then runs into a large meat factory which was obviously cold haha.
    But seriously sweet picture and that movie was pretty scary. I do own it though.
     
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    sarallyn TPF Noob!

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    usually boobs aren't my kind of thing. :sexywink:
     
  8. Hooligan Dan

    Hooligan Dan No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Boobs are everybody's kind of thing.
     
  9. sarallyn

    sarallyn TPF Noob!

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    okay, okay, I like myself an occasional boob.

    :er:
     
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    lmao...or two?
     
  11. sarallyn

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    that's just pushing it.
     
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    Ah, yes, the importance of backup. You can also find online sites to store your pics at high res.
     

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