Man, I'm seriously rusty doing this stuff.
So what better way to fire me up than Shana herself.
To be honest I have been in a slump for a while, ever since December or so. If you will look at the right you will notice the Yui photo shoot was done back in November, that was right before my slump. Then I did the self depreciating uninspired Biri Biri shoot during my slump.
Mind you this slump only applies to scaled figures. I'm quite content taking pictures of my already too large collection of figmas.
I began to find my scaled photos a little plain. You have several interesting people doing cool stuff with theirs, using props and interesting lighting among several things.
So I decided to do something about it, I increasingly found myself not finding anything to my liking. Experimenting was nice and all but compared to my usual photos I found it to be a step down.
So I simply stopped doing the typical photo shoot for a scaled figure. I tried to force myself out of my slump such as with Biri Biri to no avail.
Which brings us to today, I will let you know this was my second attempt to shoot Shana. My lighting was pretty bad during the first, my attention wasn't fully on taking pictures.
I like to practice what I preach, one of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to figure photography is people who complain. People who complain and make excuses for bad lighting, out of focus or badly composed photos. If you realize your mistake or are not happy with the results, why not simply retake them? No one is being forced to post them somewhere right then and there.
With that said, I redid the photo shoot, tried a slightly different lighting set up and a different background. Mind you, I still think my lighting is a little inconsistent but much better than before for sure.
The one scaled figure that I wanted before I even cared for photography, before I cared for collecting figures, the figure collecting community, before I cared for blogging.
There is only one other figure I want this much. In fact if you ever see it for sale at a reasonable price totally let me know.
Thanks to a nice fellow from Tsuki-Board I got her for a price close to what I would have payed for her including shipping back when she was released.
I been wanting this figure for so long, I don't even remember why I wanted to own it so much.
This makes Shana my second cast off figure.
I recall that way back when I first started getting to all this figure business I found the concept of cast off figure hilariously amusing.
Other than some paint transfer here and there she is in perfect condition.
I'm quite pleased with her face, I like my other Shana figure, but this one captures her confident fiery personality more.
That's it, got nothing else to say other than this. In the end I came back in full circle, this is the same reason I don't really write figure reviews. At the end of the day I just like to do what I like to do. Much like writing reviews elaborate photo shoots are not my thing, sure I might try it now and then but not all the time.
I will just leave you off with the remaining pictures now.