I was planning to leave this thread alone, as honestly I've had enough of this whole topic on previous occasions, but as people have started chiming in with sensible responses, I'll add to it - this post above is 100% on point. I've had people say that my pics don't represent "what the figure really looks like" previously, and whilst I do understand what they mean and it's also true that my photos are somewhat stylised, the majority of that is done in camera with as minimal amount of post work as possible. Yes, it happens - of course it does - the absolute majority of DSLR photographers will be doing some kind of post production, after all. For my part, it's mostly corrective, with the aim being to adjust under or over exposure, correct shadows where necessary, sharpen touches that maybe I missed at the time or add little flourishes such as a slight vignette round the edges of the photo. My goal has always been to provide a decent looking final photo, doing as much of that as possible when actually taking it in camera, with a few final touches added to enhance what is already there. I'm sure I haven't always got that balance right, just as anyone who puts out a relatively large body of work would be able to look back and point out to you stuff they're not happy with. However, what I have spent considerably more time doing is adjusting my practical set-up, upgrading lights, buying new equipment, testing new methods and creating new backdrops - all with the purpose of making a better end product and keeping any post production work to a minimum. All of the above creates a vastly different looking photo than if I just sat the same toy on my coffee table and took a picture of it there, whether with my DSLR or with my camera phone. Even using those two different cameras would create a different look. Again, completely different results would be achieved with both cameras if I went and repeated the experiment in my kitchen, or in my garden, and all of these changing locations would create noticeable variations in the final picture too. There are so many variables that can be used in each photo to make them different, that implying that some are definitively "accurate" is misleading in itself. Every photo is a stylistic choice. But sadly there will always be those such as the "metallic filter" brigade, who seem to cynically believe that any attempt to provide a spot of artistic flourish (whether in camera or in post) is a malicious attempt to deceive. And in the spirit of being upfront here, these people are harsh in their criticism and are not looking for any kind of dialogue on the subject, so I can understand if @Maz was initially a bit defensive on the subject. I've previously been accused of purposefully changing the colour on a figure with an intent to mislead (for what purpose I have no clue); this was a figure from my own collection that I had chosen to post some pictures of, not a "professional" shoot for the company to try and sell toys or anything - but evidently the variance in colour as a result of different lighting to how they were viewing the figure was enough for folk to want to attack me. Repeatedly chanting that something is "bullshit" or "fake news" is not an attempt to engage healthily on a topic, no matter how inaccurate the accusations are. Indeed, the words "metallic filter" are to my knowledge absolute nonsense - unless I'm mistaken I don't believe such a thing even exists, or if it does then I'm certainly not aware of it. Perhaps if someone is they could let me know, as it sounds a lot easier than all of the many methods I've tried to hone over the years to achieve the same result. In any case, I can of course understand what people mean when they say that they want an "accurate" portrayal of a figure (even if in truth such a thing doesn't really exist). However, in this case there already has been an attempt to provide that (and a concerted effort to answer all of the many questions on the topic, might I add), so perhaps let's put the pitchforks down and chill out a little bit. No-one is attempting to deceive you. And if you do have questions or concerns on the topic, perhaps try to direct them in a polite and friendly manner and I'm sure folk will be happy to answer them - we're all of us just fans in a collective community, after all.