Action Figure (and Ball-jointed Doll) Photography is a form of the Still Life category with the purpose of making the figure the main subject of the photography. The range of works include portraiture, story telling and even photo story comics.
Choosing a Figure
Choosing a figure to photograph can be difficult as there are some considerations, if the figure is of lesser quality (shiny, bootleg or mass produced trade figure for example) it can be quite difficult to show the figure in the best light. Take into consideration the quality of the materials, if they are very shiny the lighting will have to be adjusted, if the figure's features are a little off, consider repainting prior to taking a photograph, or taking a shot further away to hide this. Figures with obvious blemishes or poor paint jobs can also be difficult to photograph as the flaws can sometimes become obvious.