I love taking photos of figures outdoor. Primary reason is that I like how the figure blends in with the surrounding, providing an atmosphere that makes the figure stands out even more. Furthermore the sun is an excellent light source. Secondary reason is I do not have a decent studio setup and bright lamps at home. Not to mention a lack of space as well.
Anyway the thing I want to discuss today is that from what I read from some fellow bloggers who do shoot their figures outdoor and those who want to but did not, the common thing they brought up is that they are uncomfortable with getting weird stares from passersby. Well I guess that’s understandable, I would have felt the same too if people just stand there and look at me. But so far the locations I choose for my shoots has very little human traffic. Occasionally one or two will just walk past and take a glance. I’m fine with that.
So my point is, if you are interested in shooting your figures outdoors, just do it. Don’t worry about what other people think of you. It’s not like you are doing anything wrong. Follow your heart.
I will also like to recommend some bloggers who takes excellent outdoors shots. They are Moé Moé Rabu, Dancing Queen and Mukyaa. If anyone here take outdoors shots of figures or know of blogs (other than the three mentioned) who does so please let me know. I will love to see them. ^^;