Hi! Just want to say that your poses are super helpful! I actually want to ask about your background setting- How do you get a clean background (white paper? White wall?) like that? Also the lighting, did you use natural lighting since I struggled to get a good lighting when I take reference pictures.
Oh dude, you wouldn’t believe how bad my setup is. ^_^; I’m hoping maybe someday if I can manage the funds, I can put together a better setup with more flexible lighting options, a turntable, props, and maybe even a better camera.
Right now, I’m using a folded piece of bristol board as a base and backdrop, a basic floor lamp with two daylight CFL bulbs, and the camera in my iPhone 5s. I position or tilt the floor lamp until I get roughly the results I want. It’s a pretty low budget operation.
But what I lack in a professional setup and photography skills, I make up for in Photoshop skills! :D I’m an illustrator/comic person, and I do art in Photoshop for a living. I use the Curves tool to balance out the lights and darks and remove color casts. If you don’t have Photoshop, most art programs these days have some sort of equivalent.
Here’s a before and after:
In this case, I also edited out some props and composited a second photo of Orange-kun’s tape-covered foot. I always note in my post whether or not something’s been edited, so people can know what’s actually doable with these figures and what isn’t.
So I hope that answers your question! If anyone wants more info on how to use Photoshop curves, let me know.
(and btw, a new pose is coming up in a couple hours!)