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I'm back! Now with infinitely more #instagram  than before! Happy new year everyone!

I guess for still subjects, the only disadvantages of a cellphone camera are no aperture/DoF control, and resolution (lens and sensor, both spatial and color, which don't really matter much for most cases). Most phone lenses are wide enough, and tele can be achieved by cropping; low-light photos can be taken from a tripod, and contrast enhanced by software.
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#figurefridaychallenge  for white. More like gold.

I thought "it must be hard for a girl with that much curly hair", which reminds me of my sister when she was a kid. Then this idea struck me.
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Instant shrimp tempura, with emphasis on "instant".
Japan has built up one of the world’s strongest technology bases, leading the world in the production of creepy robots and sex dolls. But sometimes, Japanese inventors need a break from serious work and put their heart into something a bit closer to their stomachs. Like a prawn cannon. ...
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BRS is strong but hot-headed; while WRS is more calm and composed, but lacks passion. I wanted to create something reminiscent of the contrasting images of the two, where they're opposite yet complement each other, like yin and yang.

BRS is still one of my favorite games, despite the fact that I already finished "BRS Maniac" achievement, twice. The game is very cute.

http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/1160606

I was looking around my collection to find something I can use for the #figurefridaychallenge  of calves, then I saw this image by accidentally putting those 2 together. Still using my new shiny a6000; this time for practical reason: I don't have any other 24mm-equivalent lens that can focus down to 25cm. Took a hell lot of trial and error with lighting to get the actual photo...
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I'm gonna use Autumn again for this week's #figurefridaychallenge .

I have officially stepped into the dolls territory. No DollfieDream (yet), but still spectacular. She arrived several days ago, but today is the first time I managed to get home while the sun is still out. Something I noticed:
- Rimlighting is a lot easier thanks to clothes and wigs.
- Clothes are harder to work with than soft PVC.
- San Diego's winter weather is super annoying thanks to static electricity. Can't brush her hair without water; and still then, there are stray hair strands sticking to everything.
- Heavier, more posable body, but a lot harder to pose since the joints are not any stronger.
- This is going to get expensive: custom clothes and wigs prices are on the same scale as real human clothes; then I have to buy bodies, especially when hands, accessories and stands are not included, unlike a figma.

She's a 1/6. I was hoping to be able to use cheap Barbie accessories since they're also 1/6, but I was wrong. None of the Barbie stuffs I tried worked.

Also, used +Grishnàkh Garuda's lens flare/dust trick, since this impressive 16-50 doesn't have any flare even when looking into the sun like this.

http://myfigurecollection.net/picture/1155275
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+Jaxie star Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Ex-Cute-Family-Mioholiday-Normal/dp/B00K1655US . She was cheaper when I bought her - was $135.
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Dear developers: Do you feel insecure because you're only fluent in a mere eight programming languages used across three families of devices? Does exposure to..
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Yeah, read this earlier this year, and particularly love that EVERYONE claims their web framework is the best.  The biggest one I actually wanted to try was flowhub.io's flow based programming langauge/ide.  It seems to me to be the one that really would enable re-use at a scale that would showcase that the developer's time is more valuable.
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"Mọi người đều làm vậy, có thằng ngu mới không làm theo." - nghe nhiều lần lắm rồi...
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Redid the Black & White shot; wasn't quite happy with the last one being not very symmetrical.
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Technically, this is qualifies as  #figurephotos , right? Right?
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+Francis Huang It's 8m tall, so... half the size of a gundam?
Not sure when you visited, but this new version looks a lot better than the old one it replaced 2 years ago; that one looked cheaper than Chinese knockoff figures.
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So... time for some formal introduction. I started collecting figures 4 years ago, starting with Reimu figma that I got off eBay for $110 (which was the cheapest I could find before the re-issue). My mom also gave me a Nikon D60, from which I started picking up photography. Then somewhere in the middle those 2 hobbies met and I started taking a lot of figure photos, and MFC showed me that figure photos can be magnificent.

Then +wara zashi used a photo of mine as a primer to one of the #figurefridaychallenge  and that was when I joined. Pretty fun in here so far. The #figurefridaychallenge  has been a constant inspiration and something to force me to continue shooting, which is something I wouldn't do if given the other choice of playing Civ.
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I'm late to the party, but welcome! ^^
(I played through beyond earth once, experienced all the victory conditions by saving/reloading the endgame, and I think that's gonna be it for me.)
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