Wooo…Nice Cloth

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I finally got around to buying a nice piece of black fabric for my photoshoots last week.  ^^  I’m pretty happy and satisfied with the results, but there’s always room for improvement.  I’m not a fabric expert, so I have no idea what you call it…but I do know that it feels nice and is silky smooth…and costs $10/yard.  “orz

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I did a couple test shots for my FREEing Yuki bunny earlier today, so here’s a sneak peak at what the pictures will look like in my FREEing Yuki review.  Speaking of reviews…I still need to find some nice pink’ish background for my GSC Lala review.  I usually leave my pictures unedited for posting, but I had to adjust the shadows with photoshop on a couple pictures with this shoot.

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The reflector that I normally use (in photo) wasn’t big enough, so I had to improvise and make a larger one out of poster board (not pictured).  I got some new work hours to contend with so I don’t know how that’ll affect my committment to my blog, I’ll try my best to keep those posts rolling.  ^^;  Basically, I got the short end of the stick at work and got the ever crappy NIGHT SHIFT!!  When I say night…I mean NIGHT! with an exclaimation.  8:00pm – 4:00am shifts…”orz  Just have to live with it for now since I need the money for school, food, and figures…

So what do you usually use for your photoshoot backgrounds?  I’ve been using poster boards, computer monitor, and now, fancy fabrics.

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19 Responses to “Wooo…Nice Cloth”


  1. 1 paradigmshift 04/28/2009 at 20:33

    Where would you pick up fabric like this? I really like the look. I’m currently using a really ghetto photoshoot environment with construction paper as my background, and I’d like to switch it up with something like this. Give my figures a little bit more class.

    • 2 T.I.P. 04/28/2009 at 20:54

      I bought it at a local fabric store that had a huge selection of fabrics from all walks of life. I think they had at least 50 types of black fabric. ^^;; Try going into local malls that you would never go to otherwise because that’s where I found the store…somewhere that I would never have went into if my mom didn’t tell me about it.

  2. 3 tenchujin 04/29/2009 at 11:50

    I usually go outdoors for photoshoots, generally play with relative perspective and stuff. Really wanted to build dioramas but hardly have the time since I too am on the night-shift (>.<)

    • 4 T.I.P. 04/30/2009 at 12:02

      I would like to do some outdoor shoots as well, but I’m scared that my figures will melt/fade, and I’m a little shy of onlookers. ^^; Hmm…maybe I should build a diorama like lylibellule

  3. 5 Rin 04/30/2009 at 00:31

    Cool!!!
    It’s cool that you use 2 lights for your shoot. I recommend using 3…
    I’m still using my big white bg poster board…
    I feel when taking pictures close up, I can see the fabric which I don’t like…
    Maybe for some shoots, it’s useful, but for most of the time in my case, fabric bg aren’t used…

  4. 7 lylibellule 04/30/2009 at 09:56

    The draped black fabric gives a very beautiful effect to your photographs!
    You left yourselves well there. (sorry for my bad english :X)

  5. 10 Anime Figures Toy 04/30/2009 at 20:52

    Not that much of a photographer as I have nothing much left to spend on photography stuff after buying figures :) But if I were to do it more it’d be more of outdoors shoots. Your newly acquired cloth looks quite good – think it’s a great idea for you to get more variety of colors later on to provide different contrasts for different figures?

    • 11 T.I.P. 05/01/2009 at 03:46

      That’s what I was thinking too. My next colour should be white/silver/light blue/pink. Not sure which one I’ll get yet.

  6. 12 Wolfheinrich 05/01/2009 at 02:39

    Interesting stuff there, after I finish up with my visual novel marathon run, I would go back to snap a few more pictures again.

    • 13 T.I.P. 05/01/2009 at 03:44

      LOL, thanks. How’s the visual novels going? I haven’t seen much news from you, so it should be interesting when you get around to writing the reviews on your visual novels.

      • 14 Wolfheinrich 05/01/2009 at 09:21

        It takes several days for me to finish writing each arc. So I haven’t had much time to do anything else other than focusing on just summarizing the stories. So far, I have completed the normal story for Feena Fam Earthlight ,Natsuki Takamizawa and I am half way on Estel Freesia’s story summary right now. Feel free to drop by and check them out!

        • 15 T.I.P. 05/01/2009 at 15:30

          I’ll definitely drop by to check them out soon. I was there earlier this week when you updated your VN status with the Feena Farm arc.

  7. 16 sanguinerose 05/02/2009 at 02:26

    I’m still experimenting for a good background, In my last photoshoot I used my white shirt. Maybe I’ll pick up something better when I visit my local cloth store.

  8. 18 meronpan 05/04/2009 at 19:02

    that might be satin? seems similar to what i’m using… though i like the way you’ve used the creases a helluva lot more than what i’ve managed ^^;; i’ll have to try and copy your technique :P


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