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Title: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Jul 29, 2010, 04:47:14 AM
So, I have been wanting to get into the Photography business, and I really like taking pictures of figures. Most of what I have done is Aliens and Predators (because that is pretty much all I have!). I figured I would share a few shots I have right now, most of which I have posted in other parts of the forum, I thought I would put them in one location. I'd love to know what you guys think, and how I could make improvements. I'm trying to make these look less like figures as much as I can without TOO much post production in Photoshop.
There will be more coming over the next few days probably.

I'll start with some older shots of the NECA Warrior figure.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fwarrior14-1.jpg&hash=2e565344da8251229f16238f88feea09f4bb03f3)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fwarrior06-1.jpg&hash=da509648d384c0bd459d78c65f141f3960be85cc)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fwarrior05.jpg&hash=96d0467f0f2db10d2e7d3d867d2dff56e4f0a938)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fwarrior01.jpg&hash=44f8c295918ffe41c155e673004f8e10616cae16)

And some more recent shots.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_3786-1.jpg&hash=39988af7dafaab73b7862cd8933d683f10700f06)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_3793.jpg&hash=f61d815f63f9acc9cf7604e2070d7b6ab48348b2)
NECA 18 inch Alien.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_6578-1.jpg&hash=e29d8d461307d432436109990319e2f25bbfc8a0)

McFarlane Alien Queen.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_6566-1.jpg&hash=17746f12f74cd6c83dbaa6c3e2470594d5aa9e99)

McFarlane Dog Alien.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_6556-1.jpg&hash=7d0cf5fab1181c8177a201fa93206abafd0cd7f5)

NECA Falconer Predator.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_6520-1.jpg&hash=005404457022dcd7904ce51433f2fcb5ae7045ff)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_6506-1.jpg&hash=a9d85dd937b084d6ce4339f127e4932adf0474d0)

And not Alien or Predator...
Hot Toys Bank Robber Joker.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fjoker_08-1.jpg&hash=9026b5ee4526106d52a689ef183bfe124f025a27)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Cap. Fitzgerald on Jul 29, 2010, 04:50:17 AM
These are all beautiful!  :'(
*Tears of joy/admiration*
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Jul 29, 2010, 04:52:16 AM
Thank you, sir. :)
I appreciate it.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Cap. Fitzgerald on Jul 29, 2010, 04:55:11 AM
Your welcome  :)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: RakaiThwei on Jul 29, 2010, 05:27:23 AM
From one photographer to another, I've been meaning to ask what kind of camera do you use and how you get the lightning in your pictures so good to make the figures look like they're so professional?

-Rakai'Thwei
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Jul 29, 2010, 05:32:24 AM
I use a Canon Rebel XTi myself. All of the photos that have a perfect black background are shot in a photo-light box, which I use professional lights for the lighting. All of the others like the Falconer, Dog Alien, Queen, and 18 inch Alien is all natural lighting.
I'm not professional, but I intend to be one day.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: RakaiThwei on Jul 29, 2010, 05:35:43 AM
I only have two cameras-- one is a Nikon 35mm 1979 model, uses color film and black and white. Really old. The other is a Canon PowerShot A75.

Can you offer me any tips to shoot how you did like with those figures but with those particular cameras?

-Rakai'Thwei
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Jul 29, 2010, 05:49:59 AM
Well, it really depends on the lighting and possibly the lens you use. I don't use film, I am all digital. This is my camera: body (http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://anthonysalerno.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/canon_xti-2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://anthonysalerno.wordpress.com/2008/05/01/&usg=__-b-61mr673s_hTHmnmsbPPUszFs=&h=525&w=604&sz=39&hl=en&start=0&tbnid=ZnAVQwBnjQj_XM:&tbnh=136&tbnw=160&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dcanon%2Bxti%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26biw%3D1680%26bih%3D883%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=rc&dur=438&ei=YRRRTIfaNoz4sAOlr92RAQ&page=1&ndsp=45&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0) and lens (http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.letsgodigital.org/images/artikelen/6/canon-18-200mm.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.letsgodigital.org/en/19751/canon-18-200mm/&usg=__t9JP3YGAQCGsoiILA7kBxK8q0Pk=&h=364&w=530&sz=55&hl=en&start=2&tbnid=Gj6j6q6zmBuOfM:&tbnh=91&tbnw=132&prev=/images%3Fq%3D18-200mm%2Bcanon%2BIS%2Blens%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1680%26bih%3D883%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1), I am also playing with this lens (http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.borrowlenses.com/images/store/canon_50mm_1_8_large.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.borrowlenses.com/product/Canon_50mm_1.8&usg=__8fV1Tf8L8LxzWJ8nW0K7xE737nw=&h=450&w=450&sz=35&hl=en&start=1&tbnid=WLOBhdv8Ve9WJM:&tbnh=127&tbnw=127&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dcanon%2B1.8%2B50mm%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26biw%3D1680%26bih%3D883%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1) lately, which I used on the Falconer, Queen, Dog, and 18 in Alien pictures. That last lens allows you to how larger depth of field and focus ranges in your photos, as well as shooting in very low light.

An example would be is that I shot the Queen, Dog, and 18 inch in my garage, but allowed the light to come in behind the figure, basically backlit. The Falconer, I shot in the shade for the portrait shot, and the landscape shot I stuck him in front of a window, with a very fast shutter speed, and hight F-Stop allowing me to see the detail in the figure and not get washed out with the light.

With your Canon camera, it's very basic, so it won't be easy to get a shot like these. It might be near impossible actually. Your Nikon I am not sure of, I would have to see the lens and body to know for sure.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: RakaiThwei on Jul 29, 2010, 06:00:04 AM
Quote from: Mikey on Jul 29, 2010, 05:49:59 AM
With your Canon camera, it's very basic, so it won't be easy to get a shot like these. It might be near impossible actually. Your Nikon I am not sure of, I would have to see the lens and body to know for sure.

I will have to show you my Nikon in order for you to get an idea with what I work with from time to time.

-Rakai'Thwei
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Jul 29, 2010, 06:02:41 AM
If you just snap a picture of it with your Canon, I will probably have a good idea from that.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: RakaiThwei on Jul 29, 2010, 06:09:13 AM
Quote from: Mikey on Jul 29, 2010, 06:02:41 AM
If you just snap a picture of it with your Canon, I will probably have a good idea from that.

Oh I will.

I just now have to find the Nikon.

-Rakai'Thwei
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Jul 29, 2010, 06:14:28 AM
No rush, whenever you have the time.

I'm gonna take a few shots here in a bit. If any turn out, I will post them up here.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: RakaiThwei on Jul 29, 2010, 06:22:05 AM
Quote from: Mikey on Jul 29, 2010, 06:14:28 AM
No rush, whenever you have the time.

I'm gonna take a few shots here in a bit. If any turn out, I will post them up here.

I posted some of my own works on the fanart thread. Check'em out if you have the time.

-Rakai'Thwei
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Jul 29, 2010, 07:26:57 AM
Some new ones from tonight.

I really like how this first one came out.

NECA Unmasked Wolf.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fgalaxy.jpg&hash=c53853582af17cfb16bfc65887ac1ea1eae739aa)

Now, I'm not too sure if I even like this next one, I played with it for a bit... But still uncertain, it may be an AvPGalaxy exclusive, haha. Thoughts?

NECA Masked Wolf.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_6637galaxy.jpg&hash=6197c31c5ef7b9ab51818720c0d4883ea684998c)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Jul 30, 2010, 02:27:35 AM
A few new shots.

McFarlane Warrior Alien.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_6707_galaxy.jpg&hash=919326aa48fc7a5f3a3bb5284ba66ad3998af781)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_6672_galaxy.jpg&hash=f9ffd77cdf665ca507a185c29d3afa08da40ebd9)

McFarlane Masked Predator.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_6652_galaxy.jpg&hash=f013a7e8171fffbb675a84217d73b4c37e62ac92)

And then I started experimenting, I really don't know how I feel about it, let me know your guys thoughts on this please.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_6664galaxy.jpg&hash=07d06ccf776560cb89dc04f293113786707f0ae1)

And with a bit more contrast.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_6664galaxy_.jpg&hash=cc471a8c4676f8c71544d4e67a0f727ef05aac6b)

And this is what the original looked like without any editing.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_6664original.jpg&hash=87091e476f2b48765bd0993d27a7c54f5b0f0721)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Cap. Fitzgerald on Jul 30, 2010, 03:43:12 AM
Those are all truly amazing but i do thin that the umm.... gel effect on the cloak shouldn't go in just one direction but actually be like an outline inside of itself. Either way those are great  ;D
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Jul 30, 2010, 06:08:53 AM
Thanks for the feedback. I was looking back at it and I wasn't liking it myself either.
I went and revised my techniques and I think I came up with something better, what do you think? Oh, I took out the light from the laser, I might try to find a better effect to replace it. I didn't like that one either.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_6664_new.jpg&hash=7627fb863bc189f9134131dd7454acde5612494f)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Cap. Fitzgerald on Jul 30, 2010, 06:36:45 AM
Much better! Its a classic modern cloak combo.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Dino21AvP on Jul 30, 2010, 07:52:14 AM
Your photography is really good,  I think my favorite is the unmasked Wolf.

Oh and I personally like your first attempt at the invisible Predator.

Great work!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Purebreedalien on Jul 30, 2010, 02:13:41 PM
Mikey your figure photography is amazing, you've actually inspired me in the past and I posted my results on DeviantArt, none of the images are as spectacular as yours but they're OK. I really like your first few Warrior photographs and the masked Wolf. Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Hive Tyrant on Jul 30, 2010, 02:17:28 PM
I hope you don't mind if I use your (amazing) photos here to create an avatar/signature.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Jul 30, 2010, 10:27:13 PM
Thanks guys, I really appreciate the kind words and feedback. It's been basically feeding me to take more pictures. I'm thinking of taking some pictures of the McFarlane Celtic today, watch out for them.

Quote from: Hive Tyrant on Jul 30, 2010, 02:17:28 PM
I hope you don't mind if I use your (amazing) photos here to create an avatar/signature.

Go for it! If it's not one I have cropped already for a signature like I did in the sig/avatar thread, let me know, I can crop it up for you and put your name on it.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jul 30, 2010, 11:18:55 PM
My boxers are sticky.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Hive Tyrant on Jul 31, 2010, 12:00:37 AM
See my current avatar and signature for what I came up with. :P
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Jul 31, 2010, 12:13:10 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Jul 30, 2010, 11:18:55 PM
My boxers are sticky.

EW.

Quote from: Hive Tyrant on Jul 31, 2010, 12:00:37 AM
See my current avatar and signature for what I came up with. :P

They look good! You want to keep those? Or do you want me to crop the original files?
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Predator Queen on Jul 31, 2010, 12:23:59 AM
Sexy work there Mikey!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Hive Tyrant on Jul 31, 2010, 01:40:13 AM
Quote from: Mikey on Jul 31, 2010, 12:13:10 AM
They look good! You want to keep those? Or do you want me to crop the original files?

Thanks! I'll keep these - unless the original files have something special?
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Jul 31, 2010, 01:42:43 AM
Quote from: Hive Tyrant on Jul 31, 2010, 01:40:13 AM
Quote from: Mikey on Jul 31, 2010, 12:13:10 AM
They look good! You want to keep those? Or do you want me to crop the original files?

Thanks! I'll keep these - unless the original files have something special?

Nope, nothing special, just bigger and higher resolution. But you probably wouldn't see the difference.
Glad you like them. ;)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Jul 31, 2010, 03:47:32 AM
Some new shots. :)

Not sure how I feel about this first one.

McFarlane Celtic Predator

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_6752galaxy.jpg&hash=e6ac04a74f68d3e9ad76a55a2f5fa8ce118adeb1)

NECA Predalien

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_6762galaxy.jpg&hash=e951afb32d55c49372a0ad699664650b0f82b932)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_6777galaxy.jpg&hash=a4b19ed84e217b1dfe814481f2a2d465f73cc9fa)

McFarlane Predator

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_6793galaxy.jpg&hash=c607d29c25885d0a8327f2e865d516986f8cc5fd)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_6801galaxy.jpg&hash=b19cb6855af8df4df51b312b37b77112c5d52856)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Hive Tyrant on Jul 31, 2010, 10:08:18 AM
*thumbs up*

Funny thing is, the first shot is actually my favourite - I love the monochrome feel to it.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: DoomRulz on Jul 31, 2010, 02:24:51 PM
Quote from: Mikey on Jul 31, 2010, 03:47:32 AM

NECA Predalien

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/IMG_6762galaxy.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/IMG_6777galaxy.jpg

These are f**king awesome. Say what one will about the design, it looks pretty damn terrifying in those pics.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Cap. Fitzgerald on Jul 31, 2010, 06:39:53 PM
I agree Doomrulz. It just shows that maybe if AVP-R had better lighting it might not have been that bad.
Maybe
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Jul 31, 2010, 08:32:42 PM
Personally, I couldn't stand the design in the film, but as the figure, I love it. At certain angles it looks incredible.

Quote from: Hive Tyrant on Jul 31, 2010, 10:08:18 AM
*thumbs up*

Funny thing is, the first shot is actually my favourite - I love the monochrome feel to it.

Thanks, I think I figured out why I don't like the shot... It looks too much like an action figure. On all these other shots I have tried to avoid the action figure look, and I feel like I achieved that. On this shot... It just feels too fake to me.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Purebreedalien on Jul 31, 2010, 08:34:08 PM
Mikey, once again I just have to say that I love your work and I'll be doing some more of my own stuff using my new NECA Classic Predator, once it arrives of course. Your work really is inspirational. :)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Jul 31, 2010, 08:38:26 PM
Quote from: Purebreedalien on Jul 31, 2010, 08:34:08 PM
Mikey, once again I just have to say that I love your work and I'll be doing some more of my own stuff using my new NECA Classic Predator, once it arrives of course. Your work really is inspirational. :)

I really appreciate hearing these kinds of things. I know it sounds cheesy, but I love to inspire people.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Purebreedalien on Jul 31, 2010, 08:42:47 PM
Well, you've succeeded. Continue the great work!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: The Pointman on Jul 31, 2010, 08:45:22 PM
I have seen some of your photography on deviantart, but these pics of both the predators and aliens take the cake. Hell, even the whole bakery as far as I am concerned.  :D Great job man.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Aug 01, 2010, 12:51:37 AM
Thanks guys. I'm running out of Aliens and Predators to take pictures of. I have a few more, but not much.
I have a few other figures that I snapped some shots of today, so these won't all be A&P. I actually only have one Alien shot.

NECA AvP:R Alien Warrior

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_6851galaxy.jpg&hash=eb46ff997b2fad1dd4e464d0a68d878bc87d7384)

NECA T.M.N.T. Leonardo

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_6809galaxy.jpg&hash=ff642b69ab8ddea362cf078ddf19f16fdaefbdb3)

Hot Toys Bank Robber Joker

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_6823galaxy.jpg&hash=09fb28635babcc29ccb6bb9986746faaa47d9d8f)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_6844galaxy.jpg&hash=3f517317d5fa2a72485ecfa38d896adefd91254d)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_6848galaxy.jpg&hash=4e8bc5c41f29d25e936736705b9a660f61e12104)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Cap. Fitzgerald on Aug 01, 2010, 12:57:09 AM
 :o
There are no words...
:'( *Joy tears*
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Aug 03, 2010, 12:59:10 AM
No Aliens or Predators just time... Just the King.

Godzilla 2000 Japanese Maquette.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_6914galax.jpg&hash=01a9919095b5d94a322adfaf87cb46df2b1df273)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_6923galaxy.jpg&hash=3428ac728425bdd4ea74b324ab20d0b1e313532d)

:-*
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Predator Queen on Aug 03, 2010, 01:18:45 AM
{Le Gasp}
its.... {Fan girl Squeal} words escape me!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: randy4321 on Aug 03, 2010, 01:26:43 AM
Quote from: Mikey on Aug 01, 2010, 12:51:37 AM
Thanks guys. I'm running out of Aliens and Predators to take pictures of. I have a few more, but not much.
I have a few other figures that I snapped some shots of today, so these won't all be A&P. I actually only have one Alien shot.

NECA AvP:R Alien Warrior

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/IMG_6851galaxy.jpg

NECA T.M.N.T. Leonardo

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/IMG_6809galaxy.jpg

Hot Toys Bank Robber Joker

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/IMG_6823galaxy.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/IMG_6844galaxy.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/IMG_6848galaxy.jpg
Im not sure if its the effects you use or the lighting that makes them look so good?
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Aug 03, 2010, 01:31:49 AM
It's all natural lighting, I just adjust all the coloring in my post processing work.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Cap. Fitzgerald on Aug 03, 2010, 05:40:03 AM
Quote from: Mikey on Aug 03, 2010, 12:59:10 AM
No Aliens or Predators just time... Just the King.

Godzilla 2000 Japanese Maquette.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/IMG_6914galax.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/IMG_6923galaxy.jpg

:-*
*Fangasm* My god its :'( (Joy tears)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: 85 on Aug 03, 2010, 11:00:17 PM
SUPER AWESOMENESS IS FLOWING THREW MY EYE BALLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: chazo136 on Aug 04, 2010, 01:57:33 AM
Quote from: Mikey on Jul 29, 2010, 04:47:14 AM
So, I have been wanting to get into the Photography business, and I really like taking pictures of figures. Most of what I have done is Aliens and Predators (because that is pretty much all I have!). I figured I would share a few shots I have right now, most of which I have posted in other parts of the forum, I thought I would put them in one location. I'd love to know what you guys think, and how I could make improvements. I'm trying to make these look less like figures as much as I can without TOO much post production in Photoshop.
There will be more coming over the next few days probably.

I'll start with some older shots of the NECA Warrior figure.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/warrior14-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/warrior06-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/warrior05.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/warrior01.jpg

And some more recent shots.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/IMG_3786-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/IMG_3793.jpg
NECA 18 inch Alien.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/IMG_6578-1.jpg

McFarlane Alien Queen.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/IMG_6566-1.jpg

McFarlane Dog Alien.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/IMG_6556-1.jpg

NECA Falconer Predator.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/IMG_6520-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/IMG_6506-1.jpg

And not Alien or Predator...
Hot Toys Bank Robber Joker.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/joker_08-1.jpg
beautiful!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: 85 on Aug 04, 2010, 07:06:34 AM
These pics look so good I'm just at wow!!!!!!!!!!!and amazed at how good you can make a figure look!!!!!!!!!
:'( makes me cry when I take a picture and it just looks like ......there's no other way to put it a big bag of dookie.I admire your talent! ;)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Aug 04, 2010, 06:49:27 PM
Thanks for the kind words people. ;)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Requiem28 on Aug 04, 2010, 08:40:57 PM
great stuff you got here!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Aug 04, 2010, 11:04:10 PM
KOTOBUKIYA: ARTFX Scar Predator

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_6950galx.jpg&hash=88fb01e1523152fd7dcc360a1aed38353a664619)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Requiem28 on Aug 04, 2010, 11:42:37 PM
Quote from: Mikey on Aug 04, 2010, 11:04:10 PM
KOTOBUKIYA: ARTFX Scar Predator

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/IMG_6950galx.jpg

:o :o
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: 85 on Aug 04, 2010, 11:48:46 PM
ultimate awesome!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: chazo136 on Aug 04, 2010, 11:52:34 PM
Quote from: Mikey on Aug 04, 2010, 11:04:10 PM
KOTOBUKIYA: ARTFX Scar Predator

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/IMG_6950galx.jpg
cool!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Aug 05, 2010, 12:02:16 AM
Thanks guys, now for something complete random.

McFarlane Austin Powers

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_6952gal.jpg&hash=27cdd6a6181058dae0d74eae3a22fd7d0e291914)

Haha, enjoy. :D
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Cap. Fitzgerald on Aug 05, 2010, 12:08:13 AM
Quote from: Mikey on Aug 04, 2010, 11:04:10 PM
KOTOBUKIYA: ARTFX Scar Predator

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/IMG_6950galx.jpg
This actually makes it seem like the mask isnt just a failed ripoff!
I love it!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: chazo136 on Aug 05, 2010, 04:49:59 AM
always loved scar predator. so i cant complain :)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Purebreedalien on Aug 05, 2010, 11:21:45 AM
Quote from: Mikey on Aug 05, 2010, 12:02:16 AM
Thanks guys, now for something complete random.

McFarlane Austin Powers

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/IMG_6952gal.jpg

Haha, enjoy. :D

Groovy, baby!

:D
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Requiem28 on Aug 05, 2010, 12:12:24 PM
Quote from: Mikey on Aug 05, 2010, 12:02:16 AM
Thanks guys, now for something complete random.

McFarlane Austin Powers

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/IMG_6952gal.jpg

Haha, enjoy. :D

lmfao!!!!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: cvetan on Aug 05, 2010, 12:14:52 PM
Quote from: Mikey on Aug 05, 2010, 12:02:16 AM
Thanks guys, now for something complete random.

McFarlane Austin Powers

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/IMG_6952gal.jpg

Haha, enjoy. :D

Seriously, why would you invest in this figure  :P
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: MrBrokenTusks. on Aug 05, 2010, 12:19:52 PM
Haha love these especially Austin Powers, but a tip if you are doing a unmasked predator try and take focus off the face, I know that sounds stupid but you said you were trying to make them not look like figures and that is the biggest give away apart from that perfect.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Aug 05, 2010, 06:04:39 PM
Quote from: cvetan on Aug 05, 2010, 12:14:52 PM
Quote from: Mikey on Aug 05, 2010, 12:02:16 AM
Thanks guys, now for something complete random.

McFarlane Austin Powers

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/IMG_6952gal.jpg

Haha, enjoy. :D

Seriously, why would you invest in this figure  :P

Who says I invested in it? I got it as a gift years ago, and I would actually gladly buy it too, I love Austin Powers. I have a few little collectables from those films as well.

Quote from: MrBrokenTusks. on Aug 05, 2010, 12:19:52 PM
Haha love these especially Austin Powers, but a tip if you are doing a unmasked predator try and take focus off the face, I know that sounds stupid but you said you were trying to make them not look like figures and that is the biggest give away apart from that perfect.

I actually find that the bodies look more fake then the faces do. I do work on the faces a bit, clean them up and stuff. I don't mind them looking like a figure to some extent. :)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: War Wager on Aug 05, 2010, 06:12:04 PM
Quote from: Mikey on Aug 04, 2010, 11:04:10 PM
KOTOBUKIYA: ARTFX Scar Predator

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/IMG_6950galx.jpg

Stunning...

You've also convinced me to buy the Falconer. They're just photos of figures, but they're genuinely beautiful.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Predator Queen on Aug 05, 2010, 08:19:17 PM
Quote from: Mikey on Aug 04, 2010, 11:04:10 PM
KOTOBUKIYA: ARTFX Scar Predator

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/IMG_6950galx.jpg
{Drools} your so cool Mikey!!!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: DoomRulz on Aug 05, 2010, 11:04:08 PM
Quote from: Mikey on Aug 04, 2010, 11:04:10 PM
KOTOBUKIYA: ARTFX Scar Predator

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/IMG_6950galx.jpg

This is awesome dude. Lemme know when you go pro, for real.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Aug 06, 2010, 08:08:05 PM
Quote from: DoomRulz on Aug 05, 2010, 11:04:08 PM
This is awesome dude. Lemme know when you go pro, for real.

IF I go pro. hahah. IF.
We are facebook friends, so you will know if I do. My pictures/videos of Marley are going to get me famous, if my photography/photoshopping doesn't. :D
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: locusta on Aug 11, 2010, 03:20:33 PM
Awesome pix. You make these figures look nearly lifesize.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Aug 12, 2010, 02:31:22 AM
Quote from: locusta on Aug 11, 2010, 03:20:33 PM
Awesome pix. You make these figures look nearly lifesize.

Thanks! I really like to hear that. :)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Shobidoo on Aug 12, 2010, 02:44:24 AM
Mikey i am amazed at your work. I cant wait to see more! :)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: DoomRulz on Aug 12, 2010, 08:02:15 PM
Quote from: Mikey on Aug 06, 2010, 08:08:05 PM
Quote from: DoomRulz on Aug 05, 2010, 11:04:08 PM
This is awesome dude. Lemme know when you go pro, for real.

IF I go pro. hahah. IF.
We are facebook friends, so you will know if I do. My pictures/videos of Marley are going to get me famous, if my photography/photoshopping doesn't. :D

Dude, Marley and A/P...MIX EM UP!!!!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Aug 13, 2010, 12:14:56 AM
Quote from: DoomRulz on Aug 12, 2010, 08:02:15 PM
Quote from: Mikey on Aug 06, 2010, 08:08:05 PM
Quote from: DoomRulz on Aug 05, 2010, 11:04:08 PM
This is awesome dude. Lemme know when you go pro, for real.

IF I go pro. hahah. IF.
We are facebook friends, so you will know if I do. My pictures/videos of Marley are going to get me famous, if my photography/photoshopping doesn't. :D

Dude, Marley and A/P...MIX EM UP!!!!

I'd rather him not eat them up... Hahah.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Spaghetti on Aug 15, 2010, 07:22:27 AM
Quote from: Mikey on Jul 29, 2010, 04:47:14 AM
NECA Falconer Predator.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/IMG_6520-1.jpg

Damn.

Quote from: Mikey on Jul 29, 2010, 04:47:14 AM
NECA 18 inch Alien.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/IMG_6578-1.jpg

DAMN.

Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: chopperbuilder on Aug 15, 2010, 01:06:01 PM
Any chance that u could make that NECA Falconer Predator pic a bit bigger? would be an awsome wallpaper  :)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Aug 15, 2010, 07:23:37 PM
Sure, which shot though?
What's the screen size? I can crop it up for you.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Feral_PRED on Aug 16, 2010, 04:29:34 AM
Quote from: Mikey on Jul 29, 2010, 07:26:57 AM
Some new ones from tonight.

I really like how this first one came out.

NECA Unmasked Wolf.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/galaxy.jpg

Now, I'm not too sure if I even like this next one, I played with it for a bit... But still uncertain, it may be an AvPGalaxy exclusive, haha. Thoughts?

NECA Masked Wolf.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/IMG_6637galaxy.jpg

This is beautiful, I love the masked predator.

-alienhunter14
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Sep 15, 2010, 04:19:02 AM
Not photography, but it's for my drawing class. This is my artwork thread, so I felt like it should go here.
All done with graphite.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FIMG_7774.jpg&hash=10ffe232bf00ff9f823c976ed18983c5d5c08bd9)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Requiem28 on Sep 15, 2010, 12:50:28 PM
I hate working with graphite, but anyway,

nice piece!  ;)  show us some more stuff!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: MrBrokenTusks. on Sep 15, 2010, 02:39:58 PM
^Same, it does always look good, but it is so hard to work with  :-\


any way that is awesome  I love the style graphite creates.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: chupacabras acheronsis on Sep 17, 2010, 05:27:52 PM
i spent ten min utes looking for this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ5iFQv1KaE
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Sep 17, 2010, 11:07:59 PM
Quote from: chupacabras acheronsis on Sep 17, 2010, 05:27:52 PM
i spent ten min utes looking for this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ5iFQv1KaE

I was about to say... What does that video have to do with anything I have posted here...

Then I watched it... Haha.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Oct 02, 2010, 07:02:19 AM
I haven't had anything to post recently, but now it's time for a big update.

Berzerker Predator.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fblack-10.jpg&hash=9f1767ea9e70917721a82869a44b03899cce0740)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fblack-2.jpg&hash=58333c3a28fa836c9647af6de7a05af08a30f1c8)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fblack-3.jpg&hash=b001cd08ae4895ee6e9ffe07af8963d0900ec394)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fblack-8.jpg&hash=5cedffff1e70bee4e2a1ec17940449ab5b76b93d)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fblack-6.jpg&hash=f9acfdbf52b4177d0cb92b1efb7e9e15fa814dac)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fblack-7.jpg&hash=bfd0d9d1fbf5b56d18269f9730106c4847951c8e)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fblack-1.jpg&hash=12c20340b378bd9b6eb73934975cea8802b0ba7f)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fblack-5.jpg&hash=114e9acd7956f5a4c223ea2cdb675ec6dad89245)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fblack-4.jpg&hash=4612c777f4c9d621e9e904dd4f8fa163396185b6)

Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Cap. Fitzgerald on Oct 02, 2010, 07:11:25 AM
Those are just great dude, fantastic!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Oct 02, 2010, 07:15:05 AM
Thanks!

Eh, I just noticed that I didn't edit out some of the joints on a few of the pictures... Oh well. Maybe I will fix them later. If you haven't noticed, I take the joints out... They make them look more real. ;)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Predator Queen on Oct 02, 2010, 07:19:04 AM
O_O Kick ass Mikey I love them! *_*
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: DoomRulz on Oct 02, 2010, 03:58:02 PM
Love the lighting in the second last pic, makes them both look very menacing.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Feral_PRED on Oct 02, 2010, 04:34:43 PM
Quote from: Mikey on Oct 02, 2010, 07:02:19 AM
I haven't had anything to post recently, but now it's time for a big update.

Berzerker Predator.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fblack-10.jpg&hash=9f1767ea9e70917721a82869a44b03899cce0740)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fblack-2.jpg&hash=58333c3a28fa836c9647af6de7a05af08a30f1c8)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fblack-3.jpg&hash=b001cd08ae4895ee6e9ffe07af8963d0900ec394)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fblack-8.jpg&hash=5cedffff1e70bee4e2a1ec17940449ab5b76b93d)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fblack-6.jpg&hash=f9acfdbf52b4177d0cb92b1efb7e9e15fa814dac)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/black-7.jpg

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fblack-1.jpg&hash=12c20340b378bd9b6eb73934975cea8802b0ba7f)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fblack-5.jpg&hash=114e9acd7956f5a4c223ea2cdb675ec6dad89245)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fblack-4.jpg&hash=4612c777f4c9d621e9e904dd4f8fa163396185b6)

He really looks like at the Berseker of the movie.AWESOME!!!!!!!

-alienhunter14
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Oct 02, 2010, 07:12:24 PM
Quote from: DoomRulz on Oct 02, 2010, 03:58:02 PM
Love the lighting in the second last pic, makes them both look very menacing.

I was playing around with different lightings in my room. All that is, is a small candle sitting in front of them. :D
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: DoomRulz on Oct 02, 2010, 07:22:02 PM
I like the silhouette effect in the 6th pic as well but the light is too concentrated on one side.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Oct 02, 2010, 07:30:22 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I really wasn't sure how I felt about that one, but I felt the need to post it anyways.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Requiem28 on Oct 02, 2010, 09:35:42 PM
Quote from: Mikey on Oct 02, 2010, 07:02:19 AM
I haven't had anything to post recently, but now it's time for a big update.

Berzerker Predator.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fblack-10.jpg&hash=9f1767ea9e70917721a82869a44b03899cce0740)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fblack-2.jpg&hash=58333c3a28fa836c9647af6de7a05af08a30f1c8)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fblack-3.jpg&hash=b001cd08ae4895ee6e9ffe07af8963d0900ec394)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fblack-8.jpg&hash=5cedffff1e70bee4e2a1ec17940449ab5b76b93d)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fblack-6.jpg&hash=f9acfdbf52b4177d0cb92b1efb7e9e15fa814dac)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/MG3-Kiryu/black-7.jpg

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fblack-1.jpg&hash=12c20340b378bd9b6eb73934975cea8802b0ba7f)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fblack-5.jpg&hash=114e9acd7956f5a4c223ea2cdb675ec6dad89245)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fblack-4.jpg&hash=4612c777f4c9d621e9e904dd4f8fa163396185b6)

you shoud have done the photo art for the figure's package.  just like they did for AVP-R
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: SpaceMarines on Oct 02, 2010, 10:53:01 PM
These toys don't look like toys. This is amazing.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Oct 03, 2010, 05:25:15 AM
Quote from: Requiem28 on Oct 02, 2010, 09:35:42 PM
you shoud have done the photo art for the figure's package.  just like they did for AVP-R

That's actually something I'd like to do one day, or promotional photographs of the figures for the companies as well.

Quote from: SpaceMarines on Oct 02, 2010, 10:53:01 PM
These toys don't look like toys. This is amazing.

Exactly what I'm going for. Thank you. :]
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: DoomRulz on Oct 03, 2010, 05:44:49 AM
Quote from: Mikey on Oct 03, 2010, 05:25:15 AM
Quote from: Requiem28 on Oct 02, 2010, 09:35:42 PM
you shoud have done the photo art for the figure's package.  just like they did for AVP-R

That's actually something I'd like to do one day, or promotional photographs of the figures for the companies as well.


If you started now, you could probably send a sample portfolio to one such company saying you're looking for work or something.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Oct 03, 2010, 06:03:20 AM
Quote from: DoomRulz on Oct 03, 2010, 05:44:49 AM
If you started now, you could probably send a sample portfolio to one such company saying you're looking for work or something.

I'm trying to redesign my website to make it easier to look through, instead of my facebook fan page.
I haven't actually thought of sending a portfolio off to the companies before. I am actually thinking of messaging NECA's twitter account and seeing if they know if they are looking for photographers. Who knows? Maybe I can get the hook up on free toys or something. Haha. I'd work for that.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: DoomRulz on Oct 03, 2010, 02:07:56 PM
Good idea. I'd send some pictures first though to an official email, just to let them know you're serious and it would give you more credibility.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Oct 03, 2010, 07:32:18 PM
Yeah, I think that is a really good idea. I will do that once I get my site up and running again. That way they have more to look at as well.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Oct 10, 2010, 08:04:00 PM
Here are some shots of the NECA Classic Predator. I thought I wasn't going to like the figure, but I love it.
Now the shots... I'm not so sure on... Let me know what you guys think... I don't know if I like them or not.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fclassic5.jpg&hash=b58d21dcf83e24861b7723b87d4abf969b48b72f)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fclassic4.jpg&hash=f03f6f1ee5c0491a98bfdb03d2f17fbc996fe6bd)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fclassic3.jpg&hash=6fb3ae5c2e8cb0eb272662b177b39b335b0f0538)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fclassic2.jpg&hash=2dc636b7720699222a0139dcd6051ab918a29450)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fclassic1.jpg&hash=b366c1466829a967eb77e7df04d7bc19d220ee7a)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Cap. Fitzgerald on Oct 10, 2010, 08:07:03 PM
The first is pure gold. The third is ok and the rest not so much.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: ShadowPred on Oct 10, 2010, 08:32:14 PM
I'm not liking the blur.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Predator Queen on Oct 10, 2010, 11:15:34 PM
I love them Mikey but some of the blurs are unnecessary
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: SiL on Oct 10, 2010, 11:18:38 PM
I love how precise the focus is, but it does get a bit OTT for the last two.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Oct 11, 2010, 09:23:05 PM
Thanks guys! If you haven't noticed, I love playing with shallow depth of field... Or the blurring.
I can definitely see how the blurring gets out of hand on the last two, and I think those are the two I don't really like all that much.
I am starting to like the first one a bit more, I might use that one, and maybe the second one for my gallery.

If anyone is interested, my website is live again, it has almost all of my work on it.
www.bluesunsetdesign.com
I'd love to know if anyone has any thoughts on it.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: DoomRulz on Oct 11, 2010, 10:07:49 PM
I friggin' love the misc. photo gallery. Fast moving sky against a still forest is win.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Oct 11, 2010, 10:24:43 PM
Thanks! Those shots were from the yearly meteor shower at my old house over the summer, before I moved up to Seattle. Just long exposure. That's all! I love those shots too.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: DoomRulz on Oct 11, 2010, 11:11:56 PM
Misc. portraits are nice too. Who's the college grad? ;)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Oct 11, 2010, 11:16:41 PM
Quote from: DoomRulz on Oct 11, 2010, 11:11:56 PM
Misc. portraits are nice too. Who's the college grad? ;)

One of my best friends... Haha. She's taken. :D
Trust me, I'd be all over that if she wasn't. ;)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Predator Queen on Oct 11, 2010, 11:18:48 PM
Hehehe... wait you dont have a girlfriend?  Females loved talented males
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Oct 11, 2010, 11:22:32 PM
No girlfriend. They love talented males, but not in Seattle.
Hahah.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Predator Queen on Oct 11, 2010, 11:25:26 PM
Aww poor Mikey {Hugs you}
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Oct 11, 2010, 11:31:54 PM
I'm not all that worried about it. Not at the moment. ;)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: DoomRulz on Oct 11, 2010, 11:58:20 PM
I also like the layout of the site. It's barebones, yet at the same time it has enough content to keep you interested.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Purebreedalien on Oct 12, 2010, 08:42:39 PM
Mikey your photography is spectacular, absolutely fantastic stuff there on your website. :)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Dec 24, 2010, 08:48:20 AM
I asked for a few new NECA figures for the holidays. So if I get any, there will be new material here. :)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Purebreedalien on Dec 24, 2010, 10:58:52 AM
I look forward to seeing them, Mikey.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Dec 24, 2010, 12:44:54 PM
Hope you get some! I love those pictures!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Predator Queen on Dec 27, 2010, 04:30:39 AM
WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooo they better fufill Mikeys wishs!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Shobidoo on Dec 28, 2010, 05:13:33 PM
I can't wait.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Dec 31, 2010, 08:26:36 AM
Eh, I didn't get any A & P stuff for the holidays. Next paycheck or so, I'm gonna try to find the NECA 2 Pack. Pictures will happen soon.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Omegamorph on Dec 31, 2010, 10:36:43 AM
Damn whoever your gifters are. :P
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Predator Queen on Jan 01, 2011, 01:47:13 AM
Awww I was looking forward to seeing some pics...
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Jan 01, 2011, 02:28:49 AM
They will happen. The gift givers claim to not be able to find the 2-Pack... I have a feeling they didn't look. :D
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Feb 09, 2011, 04:36:15 AM
So, I haven't had time to do much figure photography... But I had an assignment in class come up that could use some figures. I had to have a hierarchy in a photo. So, someone who is of greater importance or power over at least 2 other people or objects. One of the shots could only be done with inanimate objects... And here is what we got.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2Fstarwars.jpg&hash=8a16aaebe3c5439b8482b5cdf2b0f67eeaaedc54)

Not Alien or Predator. But I still love it, even if they are really cheap figures.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Cap. Fitzgerald on Feb 09, 2011, 05:06:16 AM
What figures are those?
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Feb 09, 2011, 05:07:53 AM
They are called something like "Star Wars Saga Legends"... Or something like that.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Cap. Fitzgerald on Feb 09, 2011, 05:15:56 AM
Well the picture looks great.
I figure you edited in the lightsaber glow?
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Feb 09, 2011, 07:51:00 AM
Yup. That's about the only thing I did to the picture.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Purebreedalien on Feb 09, 2011, 05:32:26 PM
Very nice, Mikey. :)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 09, 2011, 05:43:11 PM
What about the fog effect? That was in front of the lenses?
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: DoomRulz on Feb 09, 2011, 06:16:44 PM
Probably a steam machine; like the ones used in nightclubs.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Feb 09, 2011, 09:19:46 PM
The fog came from dry ice. I had two bowls of warm water off of each side of the frame. Then dropped a chunk of dry ice in each. So the fog came in on both sides of the frame.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Kimo on Feb 02, 2012, 01:58:10 AM
Quote from: Mikey on Oct 11, 2010, 09:23:05 PM
Thanks guys! If you haven't noticed, I love playing with shallow depth of field... Or the blurring.
I can definitely see how the blurring gets out of hand on the last two, and I think those are the two I don't really like all that much.
I am starting to like the first one a bit more, I might use that one, and maybe the second one for my gallery.

If anyone is interested, my website is live again, it has almost all of my work on it.
www.bluesunsetdesign.com (http://www.bluesunsetdesign.com)
I'd love to know if anyone has any thoughts on it.

Mikey your site is great i am also trying to learn photography i have just got the hang of shooting in manual mode and it has like taking me afew years just to get my head around that. I love what you done with the figures it gives them more life. Anyhow im more intrested in portraits and i have also added you on Flickr cos some of your portraits are class. Anyhow im still new to this but here is my flickr page if your intrested in looking, some pointers are always welcome. :)
by the way im sort of playing about with mono and moody type of portraits at the moment.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/54144344@N07/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/54144344@N07/)

Anyhow greeat work mate i will be keeping an eye out on your photos. :)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Mar 07, 2014, 04:19:33 AM
Sorry to bring a thread back from the dead.
I took a break from shooting photos of models for a minute to take some photos of toys again.

Here's a new one of SpaceGodzilla.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimagizer.imageshack.us%2Fv2%2F1024x768q90%2F198%2Fsh1o.jpg&hash=323660ddbed82af199263b6425864a60eb225cd6) (https://imageshack.com/i/5ish1oj)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Bat Chain Puller on Mar 07, 2014, 04:44:04 AM
Sweet shot! The same technique with Burning G with an orange light might be similarly awesome.

Looking at your website (I believe I've browsed it before via another thread) is pure inspiration. I do/did model photography for years but I sort of fell out of it ... makes me want to jump back in.

You've upgraded your gear since the Rebel and the two lenses back in 2010?
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Crazy Rich on Mar 07, 2014, 04:44:28 AM
Very nice.  :)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Requiem28 on Mar 07, 2014, 05:15:36 AM
Well well well. 
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Mar 07, 2014, 07:40:05 AM
Quote from: Bat Chain Puller on Mar 07, 2014, 04:44:04 AM
Sweet shot! The same technique with Burning G with an orange light might be similarly awesome.

Looking at your website (I believe I've browsed it before via another thread) is pure inspiration. I do/did model photography for years but I sort of fell out of it ... makes me want to jump back in.

You've upgraded your gear since the Rebel and the two lenses back in 2010?

If I get Burning G, I will. I actually don't like his tail though, it doesn't match his body, so I may not.

And thank you, I do fashion and model photography full time now. So that explains why I am rarely active anymore.

I've definitely upgraded since my old Rebel from 2010. I'm now using a Canon 5D Mark II, and a Sigma 35mm f/1.4 and a Canon 50mm f/1.8.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: DoomRulz on Mar 07, 2014, 12:11:21 PM
Quote from: Mikey on Mar 07, 2014, 04:19:33 AM
Sorry to bring a thread back from the dead.
I took a break from shooting photos of models for a minute to take some photos of toys again.

Here's a new one of SpaceGodzilla.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimagizer.imageshack.us%2Fv2%2F1024x768q90%2F198%2Fsh1o.jpg&hash=323660ddbed82af199263b6425864a60eb225cd6) (https://imageshack.com/i/5ish1oj)

Welcome back from the dead, even though we chat on FB, haha. I love the new pic bro.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Mar 08, 2014, 05:28:51 AM
Quote from: DoomRulz on Mar 07, 2014, 12:11:21 PM
Quote from: Mikey on Mar 07, 2014, 04:19:33 AM
Sorry to bring a thread back from the dead.
I took a break from shooting photos of models for a minute to take some photos of toys again.

Here's a new one of SpaceGodzilla.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimagizer.imageshack.us%2Fv2%2F1024x768q90%2F198%2Fsh1o.jpg&hash=323660ddbed82af199263b6425864a60eb225cd6) (https://imageshack.com/i/5ish1oj)

Welcome back from the dead, even though we chat on FB, haha. I love the new pic bro.

I'm around! I just don't post at all, I'm just observing. Not much time nowadays, and I'm sure you see that on FB haha.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Predator Queen on Mar 10, 2014, 07:52:58 AM
Can I hire you to put my transformers in homo erotic poses and then have you take pictures then put them on tumblr and get so many followers I become queen of transformers retardation?
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Mar 10, 2014, 11:29:06 PM
Quote from: Predator Queen on Mar 10, 2014, 07:52:58 AM
Can I hire you to put my transformers in homo erotic poses and then have you take pictures then put them on tumblr and get so many followers I become queen of transformers retardation?

Depending how much you are willing to 'hire' me for. :P
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Predator Queen on Mar 11, 2014, 11:53:12 PM
How about tree fiddy?
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Mar 12, 2014, 08:14:24 AM
Quote from: Predator Queen on Mar 11, 2014, 11:53:12 PM
How about tree fiddy?

That sounds doable.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: RagingDragon on Mar 12, 2014, 08:46:17 AM
Quote from: Predator Queen on Mar 11, 2014, 11:53:12 PM
How about tree fiddy?

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Feb 21, 2015, 07:44:05 AM
I'm pretty sure I bring this thread back from the dead at least once a year.

I'm not too active in the community these days due to my photography career taking up all of my time. But I still keep up with everything here, I just don't have time to be involved. Maybe the new Alien film will fix that. ;)

Anyways, I just purchased the new NECA Queen. And good lord she is beautiful. She's probably a new favorite of mine in my collection. I immediately took photos of her like I used to in the old days with my other figures. She's just too pretty not to take photos of. Here's what I did tonight:

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs29.postimg.org%2Fhcrc89807%2FIMG_0708.jpg&hash=c80c3c4917f8a743db41f522d8f6766dc83b7a32) (http://postimg.org/image/48lrvkfyb/full/)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs29.postimg.org%2Frx19quchz%2FIMG_0717.jpg&hash=5ba348693e3f4d11018bc9db3137c9812070b836) (http://postimg.org/image/hzq8xs4w3/full/)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs29.postimg.org%2Foc5e7m7yf%2FIMG_0721.jpg&hash=6751272f7781f5ab5c6eedfc645130e06f00e334) (http://postimg.org/image/vfd9n8ddv/full/)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs29.postimg.org%2F90vl70amf%2FIMG_0726.jpg&hash=57b755a115a01d23e34f2fe7c5f252db5071c675) (http://postimg.org/image/kd86osjb7/full/)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs29.postimg.org%2Fh2jtowtdz%2FIMG_0729.jpg&hash=51b891146dc2c960413d7df6ce137ef6514335b2) (http://postimg.org/image/ttxzvf35v/full/)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs29.postimg.org%2F9b33qcp8n%2FIMG_0730.jpg&hash=68a0d83bb629dd7a4abf93b133cd8774bc56737e) (http://postimg.org/image/4p6zi03pf/full/)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs29.postimg.org%2Fj9snqko1z%2FIMG_0737.jpg&hash=dbbb97b8a0c39d672fe3ff3523a1e97f422fccc3) (http://postimg.org/image/9chmxigg3/full/)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs29.postimg.org%2Fv7u84grt3%2FIMG_0745.jpg&hash=ee63e3b8c682aead2873c75befb7a87f65096c2b) (http://postimg.org/image/f9liebxkz/full/)

I liked my light set up too much to not take more photos, so here's a few of my MonsterArts Godzilla 2014:

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs29.postimg.org%2Fizl5789fr%2FIMG_0757.jpg&hash=7198778ef81ee200ab2536f5c73255412d789a81) (http://postimg.org/image/h7s6cbq2r/full/)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs29.postimg.org%2Funf71rykn%2FIMG_0763.jpg&hash=f536316beccdb1cb2d356b7f8032bc209d035d04) (http://postimg.org/image/8o8sekhqb/full/)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs29.postimg.org%2F522z1xbd3%2FIMG_0769.jpg&hash=62c5eefa98f00d53868da9d60fe9c1d41eb0d70c) (http://postimg.org/image/jy1i9imrn/full/)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs29.postimg.org%2Faozbzedvr%2FIMG_0775.jpg&hash=9939415a4fd0d9ebacf53255675048e493c9e9fd) (http://postimg.org/image/hfft8u11f/full/)

I hope you all enjoyed looking at these! :D
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Omegamorph on Feb 21, 2015, 08:28:47 AM
The second Queen one is perfect -- angle, lighting, pose, everything.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Bat Chain Puller on Feb 21, 2015, 12:46:39 PM
Outstanding!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Feb 21, 2015, 01:15:25 PM
Fantastic work Mikey! Should I mark my calendar for this time next year?
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: DoomRulz on Feb 21, 2015, 03:19:21 PM
You take the best toy photos ever, hands down.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Crazy Rich on Feb 21, 2015, 07:51:58 PM
Nice.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Feb 21, 2015, 07:57:01 PM
Quote from: DoomRulz on Feb 21, 2015, 03:19:21 PM
You take the best toy photos ever, hands down.

Thanks buddy, you are too kind! Why don't you open up some the boxes of your guys and send them my way so I can grab a few photos? ;)

Quote from: Nightmare Asylum on Feb 21, 2015, 01:15:25 PM
Fantastic work Mikey! Should I mark my calendar for this time next year?

You might as well! I want to start getting more collectables again because I have the funds for it. But I have no room anymore to put these guys. We will see if anything new comes out that I have to get!

Quote from: Crazy Rich on Feb 21, 2015, 07:51:58 PM
Nice.
Quote from: Bat Chain Puller on Feb 21, 2015, 12:46:39 PM
Outstanding!
Quote from: Omegazilla on Feb 21, 2015, 08:28:47 AM
The second Queen one is perfect -- angle, lighting, pose, everything.

Thanks everyone! Glad you guys enjoy these when I eventually do this. Ha ha!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Predator Queen on Feb 22, 2015, 07:11:23 AM
Pssh wish I could send you my toys and you take pretty photos of them.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: DoomRulz on Feb 22, 2015, 06:29:45 PM
Quote from: Mikey on Feb 21, 2015, 07:57:01 PM
Quote from: DoomRulz on Feb 21, 2015, 03:19:21 PM
You take the best toy photos ever, hands down.

Thanks buddy, you are too kind! Why don't you open up some the boxes of your guys and send them my way so I can grab a few photos? ;)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi50.tinypic.com%2F353a5ph.jpg&hash=355b5fb4d6581e1969afff46f59de8bb5d018093)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Feb 22, 2015, 07:19:47 PM
I will happily take toys from you guys for photo purposes. I just can't promise you'd get them back.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Jegeren on Feb 22, 2015, 08:03:31 PM
Wow Mikey those are some fantastic pics!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: DoomRulz on Feb 23, 2015, 12:09:15 AM
Quote from: Mikey on Feb 22, 2015, 07:19:47 PM
I will happily take toys from you guys for photo purposes. I just can't promise you'd get them back.  :laugh:

When my show takes off, I'll personally come down to Seattle and do it then, howzat?!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Feb 23, 2015, 05:40:52 PM
Quote from: DoomRulz on Feb 23, 2015, 12:09:15 AM
Quote from: Mikey on Feb 22, 2015, 07:19:47 PM
I will happily take toys from you guys for photo purposes. I just can't promise you'd get them back.  :laugh:

When my show takes off, I'll personally come down to Seattle and do it then, howzat?!

You'll need to take them out of the boxes.  ;)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: DoomRulz on Feb 23, 2015, 06:15:52 PM
You're the photographer, figure out how to make the boxes sexy, ya lazy bugger.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Feb 23, 2015, 08:07:15 PM
Quote from: DoomRulz on Feb 23, 2015, 06:15:52 PM
You're the photographer, figure out how to make the boxes sexy, ya lazy bugger.

I do that as my day job... Taking them out of the boxes and getting them in awesome poses with cool light is the fun part. 8)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: richardatwood76 on Feb 24, 2015, 12:04:31 AM
Good shots!

Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: DoomRulz on Feb 24, 2015, 02:55:55 PM
Quote from: Mikey on Feb 23, 2015, 08:07:15 PM
Quote from: DoomRulz on Feb 23, 2015, 06:15:52 PM
You're the photographer, figure out how to make the boxes sexy, ya lazy bugger.

I do that as my day job... Taking them out of the boxes and getting them in awesome poses with cool light is the fun part. 8)

You can do it with boxes. I have total faith in you!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Feb 27, 2015, 07:16:36 AM
Quote from: DoomRulz on Feb 24, 2015, 02:55:55 PM
Quote from: Mikey on Feb 23, 2015, 08:07:15 PM
Quote from: DoomRulz on Feb 23, 2015, 06:15:52 PM
You're the photographer, figure out how to make the boxes sexy, ya lazy bugger.

I do that as my day job... Taking them out of the boxes and getting them in awesome poses with cool light is the fun part. 8)

You can do it with boxes. I have total faith in you!

It's just no fun with them in boxes... :'(
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: DoomRulz on Feb 27, 2015, 12:31:31 PM
I find your lack of imagination disturbing, Sir.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Mar 06, 2015, 10:51:06 PM
A few new images because I grabbed the NECA Elder Predator V2 and couldn't resist doing a little photo shoot.

I was going for moody and didn't have the patience to do a lot of crazy lighting because I had a long day at work, where I also take photos. So I just stuck with some candles and my iPhone flash light.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs11.postimg.org%2Fcf8suswz7%2FIMG_0013.jpg&hash=dbc20b796bbda441190b8fa05cc4be5cae6704c1) (http://postimg.org/image/kxi8z53hr/full/)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs11.postimg.org%2Fg04oe11ir%2FIMG_0018.jpg&hash=f01e3475941307d1b4bdb1147828a54174785fd4) (http://postimg.org/image/lbjkyqnlb/full/)

Now the NECA Dog Alien. I was trying to get a little bit of the mood like the movie's lighting, but I don't think I fully achieved that. I do like what I got though.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs11.postimg.org%2Fa5kok1o1f%2FIMG_0047.jpg&hash=592aba7f1298dc162b3d06ad4c9ee821191c1722) (http://postimg.org/image/av3gweokv/full/)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs11.postimg.org%2F3o1s0jdo3%2FIMG_0049.jpg&hash=c1770fc169166bc027cf6c50d7b3ab0b7fb274c4) (http://postimg.org/image/pzzktxcrz/full/)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs11.postimg.org%2F4p20pnunn%2FIMG_0053.jpg&hash=407e859c5e6d8e1b06aae4c0b14863d0b87223fe) (http://postimg.org/image/uklr8uwhb/full/)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs11.postimg.org%2Fec5izdnn7%2FIMG_0070.jpg&hash=acb2312b130bf87810f6b5b294f3a2303c992ffb) (http://postimg.org/image/i8iuvd8mn/full/)

And just for fun, my NECA Godzilla 1984(5).

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs11.postimg.org%2Fnb06q5hwz%2FIMG_0074.jpg&hash=9fd054dc3ab2c7e807462b72c983ab6471031f7e) (http://postimg.org/image/f5i4rztnz/full/)

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Nightmare Asylum on Mar 07, 2015, 05:50:31 PM
I"m in love with the silhouette of the Alien.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: DoomRulz on Mar 09, 2015, 01:26:38 PM
The Dog Alien pics are full of awesome. Well-done.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Mar 10, 2015, 11:47:49 AM
Wow. That candle works really well with the Runner. Fantastic work, my friend.

You deleted your FB didn't you?
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: DoomRulz on Mar 10, 2015, 12:41:38 PM
No, he came running back, like they always do in the end :)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Mar 12, 2015, 01:54:11 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Mar 10, 2015, 11:47:49 AM
Wow. That candle works really well with the Runner. Fantastic work, my friend.

You deleted your FB didn't you?

The candle was fun, I may try more with it in the future.

And yes, but I am back due to not being able to get a hold of some clients. I am still not really on there all that much.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: DoomRulz on Mar 12, 2015, 12:43:05 PM
You will return for good, don't worry :)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Mar 12, 2015, 12:46:28 PM
Quote from: Mikey on Mar 12, 2015, 01:54:11 AM
And yes, but I am back due to not being able to get a hold of some clients. I am still not really on there all that much.

As long as I can see your beauty whenever I want, that's fine.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: SizzyBubbles on Mar 12, 2015, 06:14:49 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Mar 12, 2015, 12:46:28 PM
Quote from: Mikey on Mar 12, 2015, 01:54:11 AM
And yes, but I am back due to not being able to get a hold of some clients. I am still not really on there all that much.

As long as I can see your beauty whenever I want, that's fine.

YUP

I feel like i stalk you all over the Internets now.
Title: Re: Mikey\'s Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Mar 13, 2015, 02:38:39 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Mar 12, 2015, 12:46:28 PM
Quote from: Mikey on Mar 12, 2015, 01:54:11 AM
And yes, but I am back due to not being able to get a hold of some clients. I am still not really on there all that much.

As long as I can see your beauty whenever I want, that's fine.

I'll give you all of my beauty, if it's requested from you. :-*


Quote from: SizzyBubbles on Mar 12, 2015, 06:14:49 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Mar 12, 2015, 12:46:28 PM
Quote from: Mikey on Mar 12, 2015, 01:54:11 AM
And yes, but I am back due to not being able to get a hold of some clients. I am still not really on there all that much.

As long as I can see your beauty whenever I want, that's fine.

YUP

I feel like i stalk you all over the Internets now.

YOU DO.

But I don't mind.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Mar 21, 2015, 07:27:45 AM
I recently picked up the S.H.M.A. Gamera 2 figure from BBTS as well as ordered a new camera. Both which showed up on the same day. So naturally, I took some photos. I really love this little guy.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs17.postimg.org%2Fy107fhonj%2F5_O2_A0014.jpg&hash=918afa03cc6e58e420b6526403d674a9c6cc73af) (http://postimg.org/image/c1tssa7t7/full/)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs17.postimg.org%2F6ml2rbg9b%2F5_O2_A0026.jpg&hash=bbecabb5812a8ef4c28845a1daf0d9f11046f05a) (http://postimg.org/image/b8h6zo1sb/full/)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs17.postimg.org%2Fky9mtc4r3%2F5_O2_A0035.jpg&hash=38ee16edf0fff1ec056e7729f56a4af114fadc2f) (http://postimg.org/image/q9oje1qtn/full/)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs17.postimg.org%2Fh84y3bmkv%2F5_O2_A0037.jpg&hash=f169f19209a54c51a4197096ea430dca5c9ee5db) (http://postimg.org/image/8d43ssxsb/full/)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs17.postimg.org%2Fjf96r8rv3%2F5_O2_A0028.jpg&hash=b06fcaeab0a9fc4e57d0fc57d63685c8e4424cf3) (http://postimg.org/image/fivuv96vf/full/)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs17.postimg.org%2Fw9cahpbm7%2F5_O2_A0043.jpg&hash=41422835b8c6dd9ff44ea2da60921396026fa0d6) (http://postimg.org/image/wyv2u2c5n/full/)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs17.postimg.org%2Fox6uc5te7%2F5_O2_A0046.jpg&hash=6cce4fafd03da2e7fc05dcc09a8801b16a4ca940) (http://postimage.org/)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs17.postimg.org%2F5e292sumn%2F5_O2_A0050.jpg&hash=a257f3fbb73e88e294ce5efebe5ec3c2c1ae0dfb) (http://postimg.org/image/p8oaox9u3/full/)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: DoomRulz on Mar 23, 2015, 01:10:07 PM
f**k me, these two, right here.

Quote from: Mikey on Mar 21, 2015, 07:27:45 AM
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs17.postimg.org%2Fw9cahpbm7%2F5_O2_A0043.jpg&hash=41422835b8c6dd9ff44ea2da60921396026fa0d6) (http://postimg.org/image/wyv2u2c5n/full/)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs17.postimg.org%2F5e292sumn%2F5_O2_A0050.jpg&hash=a257f3fbb73e88e294ce5efebe5ec3c2c1ae0dfb) (http://postimg.org/image/p8oaox9u3/full/)

You're the Michelangelo of toy photography.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Mar 24, 2015, 03:04:46 AM
Quote from: DoomRulz on Mar 23, 2015, 01:10:07 PM
f**k me, these two, right here.

Quote from: Mikey on Mar 21, 2015, 07:27:45 AM
(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs17.postimg.org%2Fw9cahpbm7%2F5_O2_A0043.jpg&hash=41422835b8c6dd9ff44ea2da60921396026fa0d6) (http://postimg.org/image/wyv2u2c5n/full/)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs17.postimg.org%2F5e292sumn%2F5_O2_A0050.jpg&hash=a257f3fbb73e88e294ce5efebe5ec3c2c1ae0dfb) (http://postimg.org/image/p8oaox9u3/full/)

You're the Michelangelo of toy photography.

Good thing my full name is Michael. 8)

Thanks sir!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: DoomRulz on Mar 24, 2015, 01:46:48 PM
Coincidence? I think not 8)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Mar 24, 2015, 11:49:29 PM
How are you achieving those wind-like effects? They're gorgeous!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Mar 27, 2015, 03:18:36 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Mar 24, 2015, 11:49:29 PM
How are you achieving those wind-like effects? They're gorgeous!

Thanks boo. :-*
I put things in front of my lens which distorts the light. I have little control over it sometimes. I usually get little surprises like that effect.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Mar 27, 2015, 08:30:12 AM
Good stuff. Really impressed by it.  :)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: SizzyBubbles on Apr 06, 2015, 04:20:41 AM
You are a Gamera fan as well?  ;D
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Apr 08, 2015, 02:35:13 AM
Quote from: SizzyBubbles on Apr 06, 2015, 04:20:41 AM
You are a Gamera fan as well?  ;D

Absolutely! He needs more movies though. Hopefully that rumor about the new one for next year actually happens.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Nov 01, 2015, 05:33:33 AM
Happy Halloween from the states! I decided to take a little break from my normal day to day photography job, and did some portraits of a few of my figures. Hope you all enjoy!

NECA Queen:

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs8.postimg.org%2F8c9742ywx%2F5_O2_A9276.jpg&hash=a3a4fca9403f4961f4d2658afa271a2a547649fb) (http://postimg.org/image/8c9742ywx/)

Hot Toys City Hunter:

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs8.postimg.org%2Fobrunmuyp%2F5_O2_A9283.jpg&hash=c6f13c0dc803c46c6e8242b3c3dea7e611c52e54) (http://postimg.org/image/obrunmuyp/)

Hot Toys Bank Robber Joker:

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fs8.postimg.org%2F6j6afrdq9%2F5_O2_A9299.jpg&hash=8d6aa9b6eed67357eddf67d4d02b81dbde16a613) (http://postimg.org/image/6j6afrdq9/)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 02, 2015, 10:38:29 AM
Looking sexy as usual! You picked up the new NECA Queen then? Gonna do any more of her?
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Nov 03, 2015, 03:52:44 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Nov 02, 2015, 10:38:29 AM
Looking sexy as usual! You picked up the new NECA Queen then? Gonna do any more of her?

Thanks babe. :-*

I grabbed the Queen earlier this year actually. I did some shots of her and posted them earlier in the thread too!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 03, 2015, 08:32:39 AM
*scrolls back* so you did! I demand more figure photos!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Nov 03, 2015, 07:03:11 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Nov 03, 2015, 08:32:39 AM
*scrolls back* so you did! I demand more figure photos!

It's slow season for me very soon. If I can get caught up and stay caught up, I'm sure I'll find myself bored and needing to photograph something. So I'll take some of the Queen for you if I get to that point.  ;)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: DoomRulz on Nov 05, 2015, 03:09:57 AM
He's back!! And how! Always love your work, brother.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Nov 05, 2015, 03:20:40 AM
Quote from: DoomRulz on Nov 05, 2015, 03:09:57 AM
He's back!! And how! Always love your work, brother.

I'm only temporarily back, of course. Like always. 8)
And I always appreciate it, my friend!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Nov 05, 2015, 08:54:58 AM
Quote from: Mikey on Nov 03, 2015, 07:03:11 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Nov 03, 2015, 08:32:39 AM
*scrolls back* so you did! I demand more figure photos!

It's slow season for me very soon. If I can get caught up and stay caught up, I'm sure I'll find myself bored and needing to photograph something. So I'll take some of the Queen for you if I get to that point.  ;)

Thanks. Have you brought many other new NECA figures to model for you?
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Nov 05, 2015, 07:53:53 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Nov 05, 2015, 08:54:58 AM
Quote from: Mikey on Nov 03, 2015, 07:03:11 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Nov 03, 2015, 08:32:39 AM
*scrolls back* so you did! I demand more figure photos!

It's slow season for me very soon. If I can get caught up and stay caught up, I'm sure I'll find myself bored and needing to photograph something. So I'll take some of the Queen for you if I get to that point.  ;)

Thanks. Have you brought many other new NECA figures to model for you?

I think the newest I have would be the Queen and Runner. I have a few Godzillas by them too, and the new Adam West Batman. I've got a few of the older Predators, I haven't been too fond of the new ones they are just hashing out. At the current apartment I have the Elder, Falconer, and 2 of the Wolfs from back in the day. I have way more in boxes in my parents garage. I wish I had the room for everything!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: DoomRulz on Nov 12, 2015, 05:33:18 PM
Quote from: Mikey on Nov 05, 2015, 07:53:53 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Nov 05, 2015, 08:54:58 AM
Quote from: Mikey on Nov 03, 2015, 07:03:11 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Nov 03, 2015, 08:32:39 AM
*scrolls back* so you did! I demand more figure photos!

It's slow season for me very soon. If I can get caught up and stay caught up, I'm sure I'll find myself bored and needing to photograph something. So I'll take some of the Queen for you if I get to that point.  ;)

Thanks. Have you brought many other new NECA figures to model for you?

I think the newest I have would be the Queen and Runner. I have a few Godzillas by them too, and the new Adam West Batman. I've got a few of the older Predators, I haven't been too fond of the new ones they are just hashing out. At the current apartment I have the Elder, Falconer, and 2 of the Wolfs from back in the day. I have way more in boxes in my parents garage. I wish I had the room for everything!

I understand your pain, my friend *nerd hug*
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Feb 22, 2016, 06:28:46 AM
I hadn't picked up my camera in about a month due to some things going on in life, which I know a few of you know about who are friends with me on Facebook. I've been itching to take photos again, but unfortunately don't have access to models like I usually do (I'm a portrait and fashion photographer as my day job).

So tonight I decided to force myself to take some photos for fun, and I'm glad I did. I picked up the X-Plus 1989 Godzilla at the end of summer, and it is by far my favorite piece in my collection (and is my favorite Godzilla design!). Here's a few shots that I grabbed tonight.

Enjoy!

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FXPlus%2520Goji%252089_01.jpg&hash=95e19f9adf7b17c83eac756a49198cd7aedd0a8a) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/MG3-Kiryu/media/XPlus%20Goji%2089_01.jpg.html)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FXPlus%2520Goji%252089_02.jpg&hash=8bc144ad6565639d62414cb6c76b114cfd3aaa93) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/MG3-Kiryu/media/XPlus%20Goji%2089_02.jpg.html)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FXPlus%2520Goji%252089_03.jpg&hash=1b7b1662eaa746fcfc3afe980754d366c4ac7cba) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/MG3-Kiryu/media/XPlus%20Goji%2089_03.jpg.html)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FXPlus%2520Goji%252089_04.jpg&hash=c9e13ed8e68a503f6f56d1b9170a71a9c3cc24ba) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/MG3-Kiryu/media/XPlus%20Goji%2089_04.jpg.html)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FXPlus%2520Goji%252089_05.jpg&hash=a33c40ccecd85776b95f6ad31f2294ebfdfdc9d8) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/MG3-Kiryu/media/XPlus%20Goji%2089_05.jpg.html)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FXPlus%2520Goji%252089_06.jpg&hash=a66ccdf52a0c1bb89c7ed31e1fdc033ed12bdb5e) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/MG3-Kiryu/media/XPlus%20Goji%2089_06.jpg.html)

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FXPlus%2520Goji%252089_07.jpg&hash=b1f753e49d6aa32389197f859c5c8ef7a7776db7) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/MG3-Kiryu/media/XPlus%20Goji%2089_07.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: DoomRulz on Feb 22, 2016, 06:41:56 AM
Mikey my friend, your work never ceases to amaze me. They look brilliant!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Feb 22, 2016, 10:32:30 PM
Quote from: DoomRulz on Feb 22, 2016, 06:41:56 AM
Mikey my friend, your work never ceases to amaze me. They look brilliant!

As always, thanks for the love, man!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: DoomRulz on Feb 22, 2016, 11:29:49 PM
Quote from: Mikey on Feb 22, 2016, 10:32:30 PM
Quote from: DoomRulz on Feb 22, 2016, 06:41:56 AM
Mikey my friend, your work never ceases to amaze me. They look brilliant!

As always, thanks for the love, man!

You and I,

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F41.media.tumblr.com%2F30ead086f0c426bbbb833784d24597ef%2Ftumblr_mjdeu1vL2T1rgqr0mo1_1280.jpg&hash=387c9d228c094499246e2acf1f1fb1c89035c4e4)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Feb 23, 2016, 10:40:27 AM
So taking pretty pictures! The jealousy hurts too much!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Aug 11, 2016, 04:20:08 AM
Hey everyone!

I wanted to let you guys know I may not be posting in here as much anymore, because I've now made an Instagram account strictly for my figure photography.

(https://www.avpgalaxy.net/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimg.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fv293%2FMG3-Kiryu%2FToys%2520Aug%252016-046.jpg&hash=c7467461db266f2f02a434c1599ec26f1d58a4a2) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/MG3-Kiryu/media/Toys%20Aug%2016-046.jpg.html)

You'll see much more of the type of photo above if you follow along! www.instagram.com/mikes.monsters (http://www.instagram.com/mikes.monsters)

I'm going to try to keep it frequently updated with new photos every few days. It'll be a mix of all types of sci-fi themed creatures and creations. I hope you guys enjoy what you see!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Aug 11, 2016, 09:38:44 AM
Did you intentionally set that picture up to look like this?

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmbNJRpWgAA63TH.jpg:large)

As always though, I love your work. Great shots.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Aug 12, 2016, 03:55:09 AM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Aug 11, 2016, 09:38:44 AM
Did you intentionally set that picture up to look like this?

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CmbNJRpWgAA63TH.jpg:large)

As always though, I love your work. Great shots.

Overall, the end sequence in general was the inspiration. My shots didn't come out exactly like I'd hoped, but I'm glad you can see that I was trying to go in that direction. I always appreciate the kind words, sir!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: DoomRulz on Nov 23, 2016, 08:27:47 PM
Hey Mike, any chance you'll do some Kong shots with the new movie being released next year?
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Dec 12, 2016, 12:54:57 AM
Quote from: DoomRulz on Nov 23, 2016, 08:27:47 PM
Hey Mike, any chance you'll do some Kong shots with the new movie being released next year?

Oh, I'd love to. Unfortunately, I don't have any figures of him, or have the money for figures I'd actually want to own.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Apr 13, 2017, 04:05:08 AM
Hi friends! It's been a while, but I've got some new photos of our dark lord and savior to share.

All of the lighting and effects were done in camera, with only post production being some minor color saturation tweaks. Basically, these photos aren't very edited and it looked like this when I snapped the photo. And actually, most of my photography you've seen here is like that, not much photoshop. <3

(Facebook friends and those who follow me on www.instagram.com/mikes.monsters (http://www.instagram.com/mikes.monsters) may have seen these already)

Hot Toys Darth Vader

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Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: DoomRulz on May 22, 2017, 02:59:00 PM
I always love seeing your work bud. Keep it up! <3
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: SizzyBubbles on May 25, 2017, 06:06:14 AM
This pleases me.

You certainly have a great talent!  ;D
Title: Re: Mikey\'s Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Mar 26, 2018, 11:44:20 PM
I finally picked up the camera to photograph some of my figures this week, mainly because we have had a few new sexy arrivals! I also decided to celebrate the ending of Dragon Ball Super with a few photos as well. Here's a small batch, and I have more coming soon! And also, the lighting and special effects are all in camera here! No photoshopping involved!  ;D

Funko POP Injured Dr. Ian Malcolm!

(https://i.imgur.com/EBJzQU4l.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/KWZbZdFl.jpg)

Some shots of my Dragon Ball figures.

(https://i.imgur.com/KJgp8Bcl.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/VqBoisTl.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/FAY5Vuhl.jpg) (https://i.imgur.com/ewya60Il.jpg)

SHMA GMK Godzilla.

(https://i.imgur.com/OH1zYvml.jpg)

And just for fun, my old Palisades Alien statue.

(https://i.imgur.com/F4ycalzl.jpg)


Gah. I uploaded low resolution and they look like crap. Not fixing them haha. Sorry y'all!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Mar 27, 2018, 08:09:41 AM
Ha. Even in low res they still look great.  :)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Mar 27, 2018, 04:02:08 PM
Quote from: Corporal Hicks on Mar 27, 2018, 08:09:41 AM
Ha. Even in low res they still look great.  :)

Thank you, my friend! You know I always appreciate it, brother!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Jun 29, 2020, 03:14:13 AM
Damn, it's hard not getting emotional when going back to my first post in this thread. 10+ years ago I started toying (lol) around with the ideas that I now do today as my full-time job. Every step in my growth in photography is easily seen in this thread! I'm not crying, you're crying. :'( ;)

Here's a few new photos from over the last few weeks. All done with creative lighting and camera tricks. An example would be the Shin Godzilla photo using a projector to create the background image, with the figure silhouetted in the foreground. You can see more at www.instagram.com/mikes.monsters (http://www.instagram.com/mikes.monsters)!

Get ready for a photo dump!

The Predator NECA Fugitive Thermal Vision Version

(https://i.imgur.com/osHiASi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/UNGSLLZ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/hVYuTlO.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/XYmqSVf.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/B0qenwx.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/UxXxtBB.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/r6FttfR.jpg)

Godzilla King of the Monsters SH MonsterArts Mothra, Rodan and NECA Godzilla Atomic Blast Version

(https://i.imgur.com/5TM4Cgo.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/tjSyYex.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/YvTIey8.jpg)

TMNT 1990 NECA Shredder

(https://i.imgur.com/tN7DKVi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/U5iU3RX.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Qq7o9Kd.jpg)

X-Plus Godzilla, Kong, and MechaGodzilla

(https://i.imgur.com/U3vu5Bv.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/7DfWSaC.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/b2lXPoO.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8Gf9Of9.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/lUZSNef.jpg)

NECA Godzilla 1962

(https://i.imgur.com/njPVJHj.jpg)

Bandai Shin Godzilla

(https://i.imgur.com/ZdO7phh.jpg)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Corporal Hicks on Jun 29, 2020, 08:52:24 AM
*a wild Mikey appeared* I'm loving the psychedelicness of those IR Predator pictures!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Jun 29, 2020, 05:26:35 PM
You'll see my next post in about 5 years at this rate!

Thanks as always, bud!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: RidgeTop on Jun 30, 2020, 09:05:34 AM
Don't make us wait that long!

Fantastic work as always. You sure know how to play with light.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Voodoo Magic on Jun 30, 2020, 03:14:02 PM
Great pics Mike!

I've been so tempted to pick up that Fugitive Thermal Vision Predator for so long now.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Jul 26, 2020, 10:13:42 PM
Thanks for the love, Voodoo!

Here's a few more shots I've done over the last few weeks. In camera effects and fun light is all that's happening here!

NECA 40th Anniversary Ripley and 1/4 scale Big Chap:

(https://i.imgur.com/Fn8ujIJ.jpg)

NECA Alpha Predator:

(https://i.imgur.com/GClBxVX.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/TR1rz8R.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/cNglAoD.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/9p4e9RY.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/o3gdzN3.jpg)

NECA Golden Angel Predator:

(https://i.imgur.com/Gp9pjDg.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RsPEGxv.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/zALVfeC.jpg)

I've also started up a YouTube channel where I'll be sharing tips and tricks around photography, and also showing my process of taking these images. It's something different than I normally make, and I'm pretty excited about it. I've got one video out now, and you can check it out here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBk4SN5xnS4&feature=youtu.be). Hope you all enjoy!
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: RidgeTop on Jul 26, 2020, 11:01:21 PM
Fantastic shots as always.

And that's a fun and charming intro video for your new channel.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Tichinde on Jul 27, 2020, 07:17:25 AM
those pics make it so I have to get golden angel. My wallet is crying.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Apr 28, 2021, 10:34:10 PM
Coming up on a almost a year on the last post, so as usual, let's bring it back from the dead!

NECA 1/4 Scale Big Chap with a bunch of water being sprayed on it:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ez6SsjlVEAIz61g?format=jpg&name=large)

Godzilla vs Kong's MechaGodzilla by Playmate's toys with long exposure lighting:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EzyGAZfVgAIvIzm?format=jpg&name=large)

You can see more new stuff, and also buy a shirt, coffee mug, print or a wide range of products in my shop!
https://www.teepublic.com/user/mikes-monsters (https://www.teepublic.com/user/mikes-monsters)
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: BlueMarsalis79 on Jun 15, 2021, 09:42:06 AM
Absolutely beautiful...
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Jul 16, 2022, 10:10:28 PM
Doing that thing where I resurrect a year long dead thread!

I just noticed recently that we have user galleries in our profiles! So I decided to dump a ton of my Alien and Predator toy photography from the last 15 or so years in one place. When I'd started photography many years ago, I posted it all here! Now, I work professionally taking photos and videos and it all comes back to right here! I think that's pretty awesome, and it's cool to see how I grew documented all on this site.

Take a look at my gallery! There's quite a few images I've not posted in here before like this of Hiya Toys Grid and Celtic. (https://www.avpgalaxy.net/gallery/users/mikey/)

Glad we have this feature on the site!!

AvP_Hiya_Celtic Grid_020522_02.jpg
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: RidgeTop on Jul 17, 2022, 06:00:20 PM
Quote from: Mike's Monsters on Jul 16, 2022, 10:10:28 PMDoing that thing where I resurrect a year long dead thread!

I just noticed recently that we have user galleries in our profiles! So I decided to dump a ton of my Alien and Predator toy photography from the last 15 or so years in one place. When I'd started photography many years ago, I posted it all here! Now, I work professionally taking photos and videos and it all comes back to right here! I think that's pretty awesome, and it's cool to see how I grew documented all on this site.

Take a look at my gallery! There's quite a few images I've not posted in here before like this of Hiya Toys Grid and Celtic. (https://www.avpgalaxy.net/gallery/users/mikey/)

Glad we have this feature on the site!!

AvP_Hiya_Celtic Grid_020522_02.jpg

Excellent work as always, and nice to see all your A/P stuff in one place.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Jul 17, 2022, 08:46:51 PM
Quote from: RidgeTop on Jul 17, 2022, 06:00:20 PMExcellent work as always, and nice to see all your A/P stuff in one place.

Thank you sir! I left out a bunch of my early, early stuff, but if people go to the first few pages of this thread they can see it all.
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Omegamorph on Jul 17, 2022, 09:06:04 PM
glad to have you back on the forums Mikey, beautiful stuff esp that kickass mechaG shot
Title: Re: Mikey's Figure Photography
Post by: Mike’s Monsters on Jul 18, 2022, 02:42:21 AM
Quote from: Omegamorph on Jul 17, 2022, 09:06:04 PMglad to have you back on the forums Mikey, beautiful stuff esp that kickass mechaG shot

Thank you sir! Prey certainly has my activity in the fanbase way more active these days. And then there's a lot more coming after, so yeah, I'm thinking I'm back!

(https://c.tenor.com/iw1qhkF2hFgAAAAC/im-thinking-im-back-john-wick.gif)