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kommenttia Photography: Sakura Saber/Souji Okita

  • haleysong3 vuotta sitten#14673345Where did you get those lions? :)

    It was sold at Daiso in my hometown, home décor stuff apparently
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    Where did you get those lions? :)
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    maggie3 vuotta sitten#14673240I didn't mean to say I've never seen the lion before, I mean that I've never seen any sculptures placed on top of lanterns such as those.

    Ah, yes they are usually not placed directly on lamp posts, but on a thick and high base.
    That's because I usually make my decisions when arranging the items in my photos, in a way it results in a better-looking photo in terms of composition (how you frame a shot, and how the objects are distributed across the frame). If I placed the lamp post and the sculptures separately the distribution of objects will be a bit unsymmetrical in the resulting photo - on the left side, either the sculpture or the lamp post will be cropped off. Saber's pose is an action pose so you can't place her (the subject) exactly in the middle of a photo, it would violate the rules of thirds in photography. When it comes to photography of figures lighting and composition are the highest priority to me, which results in occasions where sometimes I have to violate a few real life logic in the process.
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    EXkurogane3 vuotta sitten#14673230The sculptures are actually some kind of deity shaped like a lion, whose duty is to protect a temple or a shrine. Guardians. It's more commonly seen at the entrance of Buddhist temples instead of Shinto shrines. As for the walkway, yes, it's not symmetrical, because i designed the entire setup without having the figure on hand, and misjudged the measurements a bit. So I ended up focusing on arranging things that make the photo look good in some way instead, ignoring the symmetry issue.

    I didn't mean to say I've never seen the lion before, I mean that I've never seen any sculptures placed on top of lanterns such as those.
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    maggie3 vuotta sitten#14673222This is wonderful! The only thing that confuses me is the little sculptures on the lamps. I've never seen that before, and I was wondering if that was common in a series, or at some point in Asian culture? I've just never seen it in Japan per se, but I'm far from an expert.
    Actually, the placement of the lamps, too. There is a loss of symmetry because one is on the grass and the other is on the walkway. You'd think both would be in the walkway or both on the grass?


    The sculptures are actually some kind of deity shaped like a lion, whose duty is to protect a temple or a shrine. Guardians. It's more commonly seen at the entrance of Buddhist temples instead of Shinto shrines. As for the walkway, yes, it's not symmetrical, because i designed the entire setup without having the figure on hand, and misjudged the measurements a bit. So I ended up focusing on arranging things that make the photo look good in some way instead, ignoring the symmetry issue.
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    This is wonderful! The only thing that confuses me is the little sculptures on the lamps. I've never seen that before, and I was wondering if that was common in a series, or at some point in Asian culture? I've just never seen it in Japan per se, but I'm far from an expert. Googling the ishidoro, I don't see any images with other sculptures put on them.

    Actually, the placement of the lamps, too. There is a loss of symmetry because one is on the grass and the other is on the walkway. You'd think both would be in the walkway or both on the grass?
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    So much work! So much creativity! Makes me feel both inspired and ashamed at my lack of motivation to actually make awesome displays like this.
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    Rajke Ca Fanatic
    Really nice. I love the way you used the styrofoam.
    Thanks for uploading. :D
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    EXkurogane3 vuotta sitten#14641859The tree can be modified, not an issue; the main issue, is how to frame the shot. If saber occupies a bigger area of the frame, you can't see much of the tree - you will only see the trunk and maybe a few lower branches. If i 'zoom out' Saber occupies too little of an area across the entire frame - regardless of whether the sakura tree is fully clear or blurred off - it looks like the tree is competing with saber for attention of the audience. If it was a figure with a simpler pose, or the figure is standing at higher ground, then it could work. For the case of Saber her pose and the tree's presence is kind of a mismatch - I've swapped between prime and wide angle lenses and it's the same issue despite having a different perspective to work on.

    Yeah, showing only the trunk and lowest branches is something that came to my mind. However, I trust you on this, maybe you'll get it work in another shot. :)
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    Mekuneko3 vuotta sitten#14641604Woow! Nice job! ^_^
    Saw a comment about the sakura: I think the sakura tree is bit silly because it's so small. If you get somekind of idea maybe using two tree parts: trunk and brances ( don't show where they connect) maybe that would work... The colors are cool, but there was something awkward about it.


    Mekuneko3 vuotta sitten#14641604Woow! Nice job! ^_^
    Saw a comment about the sakura: I think the sakura tree is bit silly because it's so small. If you get somekind of idea maybe using two tree parts: trunk and brances ( don't show where they connect) maybe that would work... The colors are cool, but there was something awkward about it.


    The tree can be modified, not an issue; the main issue, is how to frame the shot. If saber occupies a bigger area of the frame, you can't see much of the tree - you will only see the trunk and maybe a few lower branches. If i 'zoom out' Saber occupies too little of an area across the entire frame - regardless of whether the sakura tree is fully clear or blurred off - it looks like the tree is competing with saber for attention of the audience. If it was a figure with a simpler pose, or the figure is standing at higher ground, then it could work. For the case of Saber her pose and the tree's presence is kind of a mismatch - I've swapped between prime and wide angle lenses and it's the same issue despite having a different perspective to work on.
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