I appreciate you taking the time to pick my brain on why you think I may me be copying a certain person!!! I also truly believe that your write up was not intended to offend me in any manner! I assure you that my pics in no way were meant to mimic or poke at said person. Some may feel that some shots my be similar, but trust me, that has never been my intent nor do I feel that I mimic him beat for beat! Sixo blew up for his carpet photography which we all thoroughly enjoyed for years, but he has since switched to solid and some not so solid backgrounds. If you take a look at my flickr, I and many others have been doing that for years. Now I did adopt a reflective surface, but many others also use this technique in their photos as well. Reflective surfaces make it much easier to focus on other aspects of a shot without having to worry about shadows. As far a background choices, it's a non-issue as I've always switched my backgrounds and have never settled on a particular one. If you look at my photo history, be it here or flickr, I've always used different backgrounds as I enjoy the challenge. As far as composition goes, i follow the rule of thirds and fifths loosely and don't feel i'm copying a certain pose or angle. LBH how many shots can you do of an alt-mode without it looking similar to anyone. There are only so many ways you can position a vehicle before it becomes less flattering. If we are also talking about bot posing, I think we all position our figures in a similar way in some form or fashion. Some of you do numerous galleries of bots in all sorts of poses so it's natural that some shots may have the same vibe. I've been part of this thread since 2012 and have been doing toy photography since 2010 and have always considered this thread to be a fun place to share shots, give feedback and tips. I've had many influences grace this thread from tcracker, tj, bonkers, unem, hardreturn, brricy, goddog, neovox, you, sixo etc... Lastly, image quality, I seriously don't think that we even remotely use the same post processing techniques so that would also be a toss up. So to clear the air, I have not deviated from my type of photography. Nor do I feel I that I have based my photography on someone else's work. If anyone else feels the need to confront me on trivial matters, please speak up. Sorry Maz, I do have a lot respect for you and 6-0, but I honestly believe you guys are calling me out as this could have been done in a PM. My seven years on this site has been very enjoyable and I have made many friends along the way. I have always done this for fun and will continue to do so. Given both of your guys stature on this site, I hope this is not some form of discrediting me in any way. If not, we have both said our peace and hope that we can move on!