Hikari Photo Studio Upgrade Part 2

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Thank you for those who has taken the time to provide some valuable feedback to me regarding the Hikari Photo Studio upgrade (in reality, just an exercise to fine tune my Nikon D5000 12.3 MP DX Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR Lens and 2.7-inch Vari-angle LCD for indoor photography by using the Nikon Camera Control Pro 2 Software Full Version for Nikon DSLR Cameras along with my Cowboy Studio light umbrella set) , special thanks to figure.fm comrades Otaku Dan, Rochefort Schubaltz, Tequila and Koshiko for providing valuable opinions for me to improve my Hikari Photo Studio.  I spent the better part of today making various adjustments based on those feedback and I’m back to report the progress I have made so far!  For comparison sake, most of these shots feature my lovely daughters in nearly identical pose throughout (it’s difficult to get them back into the same pose if I were to move them just for the sake of moving them around >.>;;;).  Though I did try to spice things up here and there!  Anyway, enough of talking, let’s get to the shots!

So I started off with the Day white fluorescent since it has the 79% lead from the survey yesterday at figure.fm.

More information regarding the indoor lighting studio can be found in my previous blog post here

Indoor Light Photography for Dollfie Dream Setup

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While it may be slightly better than the auto white balance, but the tint of amber/yellow is bothering me somewhat so I know I have to do something to get rid of that yellow tint….

So I went into Camera Control Pro to try to fine tune some white balance settings so I can maximize the ability of my Nikon D5000

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whitebalance

There are many types of white balances to choose from, fluorescent alone have many types, Day white fluorescent, Daylight fluorescent, Cool-white fluorescent, even sodium and mercury types are also available… after taking a few more shots with various standard type fluorescent settings, I decided to go with Cool-white fluorescent fine tuned to A6, G1.  And here is the result:

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A6 G1

And a little recap on what I cover the other day~

“Another new upgrade I should like to discuss is the software I began using recently, Camera Control Pro 2 by Nikon.  It’s a really neat software that allow me to control my D5000 from the comfort of my desk!  I have always dream of being able to see the picture at full scale while taking the shot, but now it’s no longer a dream!”

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The pictures are instantly sent to my computer via the mini-usb connection so I can look at the picture at full scale right at the comfort of my desk.  This feature has helped me tremendously, especially for Dollfie Photography, where a slight turn of the head can make a world of difference in the shot.

Here are some screen shots of the control

Nikon D5000 and Camera Control Pro

Nikon D5000 and Camera Control Pro

Nikon D5000 and Camera Control Pro

Anyway, After I took some lunch break, I noticed there was a box of unusual looking cake in the kitchen….

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It’s the snowy mooncakes that I heard so much about!  I wasted little time and grabbed them for my daughters >.>;

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Daughters are very careful with the sweet stuff so they only picked one bag for themselves!

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Strawberry princess sounds good yea?

So after we had some cake I noticed a few other figures/plushes wanted to get in on the photo shoot…

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Dilbert!  You not suppose to get lucky with my daughters!

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Dogbert make his appearances!  Perhaps he will take part in the Dollfie Dream Theater after all! Hmmm…

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Kagami wanted to mimic her bigger sisters and gave us a panchira shot of her own… perhaps someday she would be as lovely as my other dollfie daughters.

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Revoltech Rin, Mini Revoltech Auska and Escalayer all came out to join the fun!

And after figure.fm member Koshiko pointed out that the background may be too busy and distracting, so I decided to give a few additional backgrounds a spin and see how it turn out.  It can’t be a Hikari Photo Studio if it can’t henshin right?

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White background

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Red background

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Black background

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Gray background

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Gold background >.>;;;

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Silver background…. silver turned out surprisingly interesting…

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Violet background

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Pink background

I know I still have room to improve my indoor photos, please feel free to leave any comments and suggestions :)

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