…and this was the first pic taken.
I got a Sony Alpha 200 with standard kit lens. My primary reason for not going with a Canon 450D was that it cost almost twice as much as the Alpha 200. And being a n00b in DSLR photography, I needed a cheap entry point with a reliable and user friendly camera. The reviews were certainly favourable.
I started experimenting by taking pics of the first figure I bought: the Yamato Creators Labo #015 Rei Ayanami.
I took some more pics but most of them were crap as I was still experimenting with various exposures, ISO and shutter speed settings.
Not the best lighting conditions for and effective HDR, but I was just trying things out. The above linked tutorials are so damn easy, I took the 3 required pics, copied them to my pc, and tweaked them in Photomatix in under 7 minutes to get the above HDR!
Expect picture articles of both my figure collection and Dubai comming very soon.
Update: I “acquired” the pro version. Here’s a slightly more touched up version sans the Photomatix watermark. And forgot to mention this, but all pix were reduced to 50% of their original sizes.