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Kagura Nendoroid: my Toy Photography process

Hi dears!! (ΰΉ‘ΛƒΜ΅α΄—Λ‚Μ΅)

Some days ago I received my Kagura Nendoroid from Onmyoji and I got so excited that took her lots of pictures!! 😍😍

 I ended up working really hard for this photoshoot so I thought it would be nice to share my Toy Photography process in this post. Hope you like it! ~ ✨

Diorama 🏑

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The diorama is quite simple, it only has 3 parts:

  • The floor is the one I did for this Miki Hoshii’s photoshoot.
  • The wall on the right is also from the same diorama, but this time I added a piece of tracing paper behind it to soften the light.
  • The back wall is a part of the Nekomata box from Alter, which I opened very carefully (although I do not recommend it XD).

Lighting scheme πŸ’‘

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Original photo straight out of the camera

What I love about Nendoroid Photography is that I’m able to experiment with backgrounds and lighting much more easily than with dolls.

I spent hours playing with the materials and the lights! I tried many combinations until I got the soft tones and the perfect mood for Kagura πŸ’œ

In order to better understand the effect of each light source, please take a look at the following photos:

Continuous lighting 1 +
Continuous lighting 2

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Flash +
Continuous lighting Β 1

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Flash +
Continuous lighting Β 2

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All
at once

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Other experiments and tests  🎨

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kagura nendoroid

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Post-process!Β Β πŸ–₯️

Press play! 🌸

The editing process you see in the video contains:

  • Modification of “ugly parts” such as the corner, the base of the Nendoroid and the lack of flowers
  • Creation of extra shadows and lights
  • Tonal correction
  • “Special effects”, such as exaggerating the light that comes in through the windows

Final photos! ~ 🌸

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And that’s all! πŸŒΈπŸ’œ

I hope it was interesting and, of course, if you have any questions or doubts do not hesitate to leave a comment, here or on my social networks. I will love to help you! ~ 😊 

Thanks for reading! β™‘

Latest comments
  • FLASH +CONTINUOUS LIGHTING 1 has a great purple presence ^^
    My favorites are the first raw and the one with the cont. bulb at the back with the flare in her hair.
    Great job Tali ^^

  • Lovely photos and your so awesome for posting your process!!

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