So I got an early Christmas gift from the boyfriend and it happens to be an AMAZING new camera, the Lumix DMC-TZ5K (from Panasonic)! I don’t mind that I got my Christmas gift early, the timing of when Christmas gifts doesn’t really bother me in situations where the person could really get a lot of use out of the gift if given earlier. Hell my sister got her Christmas gift weeks ago, she wanted some of those Ugg boots and wanted to wear them before it started snowing (ironic, yes I know). The great thing about this camera is that it has a good anti-shake system. I actually used to take about 100 pictures of each figure with the old camera just to get a few crisp pictures. My old camera served me well and initially cost a lot more (bought it about 3-4 years ago) but this one is soooo much better! I just love it when such superior technology is sold for so much less!
-Innovative iA mode
-Movie mode can capture 1280×720 HD movies at 30fps
But now that my camera issues have been resolved I need to address how I light figures when I take pictures of them. As of right now I use natural lighting from a window in my room. I’ve attempted to find artificial lighting guides online, but they really weren’t helpful for my figure lighting needs. WCloudx has a great post about his setup (seen below) but I couldn’t mimick it and get the same results for some reason! My room bulbs are white but for some reason they give a yellow-ish hue to my figures. When I tried to use my desk lamps I would create shadows with the first one and then try to use the second desk lamp to counteract the shadows the first one created. But I couldn’t get rid of the shadows I made.
PS – The next bunch of figure reviews I post will probably be from using the old camera, I hate to waste all that effort I put into taking those pictures.
Does anyone have any lighting advice I could use? Or a link to a guide that helped them in the past?