Hello everyone! Here’s a little handy “how-to” to get some more exciting and natural-looking photos from your figures I wrote up. It is also posted on my instagram. I really wrote this to give some basic tips to amateurs such as myself, but I would love for everyone to share and discuss more advanced tips for better photos if people are interested! What a "good" photo is can be subjective, but there are some things you can do to make it much clearer and easier to convey what you want and take a "good" photo. I used MPM-6 Ironhide here just cause he's one of my favorites and quite photogenic (he has a modified DNA kit on). For reference I am using an iphone XS Max, and in the last couple photos I'm using a 20" x 20" light box with LEDs. Photo 1: Yuck! The figure is mistransformed, not posed at all, not framed well, and the lighting is not good. Try not to have them “just standing there”, and especially with transformers, making sure all the parts are correct is important! Also, using flash is generally a bad idea unless you're really just trying to show a specific part or some damage or something. Natural lighting is best, although a lamp or two pointed in the right direction (and not behind the figure) can also work great. Photo 2: This is a little better, but still feeling lifeless. The figure is properly transformed, centered, and in-focus at least. Photo 3: Better. The figure is in a natural and fun pose, conveying action and life, but the photo itself is still feeling a bit dull. Plus it’s not framed well, there’s too much space at the top! Properly cropping your pics is important. When your pic is 30% figure and 70% wall/desk clutter/whatever then it is a pain to look at. Also if you're photographing something horizontal like a car bot in vehicle mode, take the pic horizontally. Photo 4: Getting much better! The unique camera angle helps a lot, and the framing is better. This is really starting to tell a story. The lower angle makes him look bigger and conveys motion, like you’re a puny human looking up at a big alien warrior fighting and running. He’s starting to look less like a toy now. Photo 5: NOW we’re talkin! Good lighting and a good background make a huge difference! I use a light box, but your backyard, buildings in your town or city, or even a fake or printed background can help tell the story. Combine all these elements and see what happens! Lighting should show off the details of the figure, or obscure them if that is what you want to convey. Either way they should enhance the shot and help focus the viewer on what you want them to see. Photo 6: Hell yeah! I have fallen in love with blast effects and other props! They can really enhance the visuals and help tell the story. What do you think? Are you feeling inspired?