20. February 2017 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 41: Katsucon 2017 · Categories: Photo Shoots

For the Katsucon 2017 Figure Photo Fight I decided to go with the Cu-Poche Hestia. I haven’t seen the series, but the Cu-Poche figures are great, and the character design for Hestia stands on its own. The original plan for this shot was to take it outside and use the figure’s magnetic feet to stick her to a railing with a nice view. When I spotted a metal chair in one of the convention hallways, that plan changed, even though her feet didn’t stick to the chair. The camera settings included a pretty high ISO to account for the fact that the hallway wasn’t as bright as it looked, and I wasn’t using a tripod. That added a lot more grain than intended, but some of that was removed after the fact. There was also a tiny bit of surgery to remove a piece of her stand that wasn’t supposed to be in the shot.

19. February 2017 by · Comments Off on Figure Photo Fight 41: Katsucon 2017 · Categories: Photo Shoots · Tags: , , ,

Wherein we both complete Challenge 41 before completing Challenge 40.

The terms are the usual: purchase a figure at the convention and take a picture of that figure somewhere in or around the convention center. My figure was the Good Smile Company 1/8 scale of Erina Nakiri from Shokugeki no Soma, a figure that I regretted skipping the preorder on, and subsequently paid that regret away at a cool, easy, 47% markup from the original retail price.

I was thinking there was some potential for forced perspective here, but I only had a miniature tripod in the bag and as a result went way too low to get the effect. I still think the figure, and especially the throne, ended up complimenting the setting in terms of theme and color, even if I mistakenly remembered the carpet on this level being red instead of blue.