Photoshoot Setup – Culture Japan’s Mirai Suenega (末永みらい)

Photoshoot Setup - Culture Japan's Mirai Suenega (末永みらい)

Culture Japan’s Mirai Suenega (末永みらい) – the Nendoroid (ねんどろいど ) version. 🙂 A product from Good Smile Company

Culture Japan's Mirai Suenega (末永みらい) - the Nendoroid (ねんどろいど ) version

Setup – Canon EOS 60D with EF 100mm f2.8 Macro

1/250 | f/11 | ISO 400 | AWB

Setup for the Mirai photoshoot

Group A using Canon 580EX II at the front right at 1/16. Group B using Canon 430EX II at left back on 1/32. Both flash are diffused.

Mirai was very difficult to balance. The default stand didn’t work well with the setup. So I improvised by using a receipt, folded it to balance with her hair.

The robot (which I will find out the name later) was placed on the transparent stand instead.

This photo was entirely STRAIGHT OUT OF CAMERA in terms of exposure and color. I did a bit of cloning for product defects, and removed the transparent stand that’s holding the robot. 😀 It’s FLYING!!!!!

First frame to final frame, less than 15 minutes. Using 2-light setup instead of my usual 3-light setup.

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  1. Hi, goldfries! nice! like the flying robot!! hav a question i had to ask..
    why ISO400? I know even with ISO400, the noise would probably still unnoticeable,
    but since its a still subject, even with lower shuttle speed it won’t affect anything right?

  2. Author

    Initial setup was ISO 200 with f/8. I then stopped down to f/11 so I raised the ISO to 400.

    I can’t lower the shutter speed because it reacts differently to flash. For the same setup, You can try. With flash, at same power. 1/250 vs 1/125, they’re the same!!!

    So if I went for 1/125 (1 stop slower than 1/250) instead of ISO 400 after stopping down the aperture to f/11 – the image would be 1-stop under-exposed.

  3. Thanks for the explanation, so if given the same exposure, using diff shutter would affect the flash outcome? If using slower shuttle speed, lower iso with same aperture would yield diff result..? Maybe I should consider this.

  4. Author

    flash = light, a very fast light.

    ISO will affect the how much it is captured.
    Aperture affects how much light enters the lens, so it’ll affect to.

    This is not the case for shutter speed. whether you do it 1/125 or 1/250 – the flash strength is still the same. 🙂

    Just give it a try if you have a flash. Set it to 1/32 | ISO 800 | f/5.6 – then try various flash speed. the exposure from the flash remains……. but the light from ambient (eg steady lights) will be captured differently.

  5. Heya just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few
    of the pictures aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same results.

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