Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre General Photography Talk 
Thread started 03 Jun 2011 (Friday) 06:15
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Someone please explain this mystery to me?

 
frzndaqiri
Senior Member
Avatar
284 posts
Joined Nov 2006
Location: MI, US
     
Jun 07, 2011 23:04 |  #16

Ok - I'm not into the box thing - or that particular doll...
but there are a style of Asian Ball Jointed Doll that are very popular for their posability and customization options. Like many a collector's hobby - if you put time and money into something you also want to capture it in a photo (plenty of you have pictures of say your hot rod, model train, etc). The fact that it has a human sculpt makes it a great setup for portrait work and they don't whine for pay, food or muscle cramps. ;) It's something you WON'T understand I think if you're not into the hobby. But that can be said for us and our ever deepening debt for gear too.

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: 404 | MIME changed to 'text/html' | Byte size: ZERO



  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
Eiro
Goldmember
1,361 posts
Likes: 25
Joined Dec 2009
Location: U.S.
     
Jun 08, 2011 20:54 |  #17

Crack can have a lot of influences on how people do things in life. Yah never know.


Get out and shoot

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
JWright
Planes, trains and ham radio...
Avatar
18,399 posts
Likes: 31
Joined Dec 2004
     
Jun 09, 2011 13:03 as a reply to  @ Eiro's post |  #18

I suspect these trends are coming out of Japan and it's a cultural thing us geezers in the West just don't understand... ;)


John

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
chumlee
Goldmember
Avatar
1,989 posts
Joined Sep 2010
Location: New Jersey
     
Jun 11, 2011 22:48 |  #19

I just bought a danboard....My reasoning :

- to practice photography more frequently (I get bored of taking pics of nothing!). Included with this are to practice post processing and to enhance creativity

-It's something that general people could look at and enjoy, rather than my usual car photos...Therefore increasing my popularity as a photographer and possibly gaining me more gigs. (I know, Im Insane).

- I HAVE A LOT OF FREE TIME

-Its something that's unique and not too many people (at least around here) have.

I can understand that you guys are like WTH, but my argument against this is ... why would I want to look at a portrait of some random person I dont know, why would I want to look at a picture of a car when there are already 600000000 pics of that car online, why would I want to look at a picture of a bird when there are 7000000000 pics of that bird online? Basically , everyone has their own niche as a photographer... (Im sorry if I touched on points already mentioned...I didn't read the rest of the posts thoroughly. )


EDIT: Thought i'd add...I am 16...I am not some person who collects thousands of toys and keeps them in the box forever and sells them or something. I just thought it was something cool.


Leica M3 | Contax G2 |
No, I'm not the guy from Pawn Stars...

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
dawnwithacamera
Member
185 posts
Joined Mar 2010
Location: Three Rivers, MI, USA
     
Jun 12, 2011 08:31 |  #20

Well, I think so of them of interesting, others not so much. Danbo is cute. I am thinking about buying a life like baby doll to work on infant photography. Maybe some of my photos will make Explore.


Dawn P in Michigan. Flickrdawnwithacamera. Gear: Canon Rebel EOS XSi,gripped; 17-55mm Kit Lens, 60mm 2.8 Macro, 50mm 1.8, 75-300mm 3/4.6 USM, Speedlight 530EXII, Kodak DX6490.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
isoMorphic
Goldmember
Avatar
2,090 posts
Joined May 2008
     
Jun 13, 2011 15:33 |  #21

You guys must have never seen paperclip or furniture porn back in the day.. LOL




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Blurr ­ Cube
...a lucky id-iot that didn't get electrocuted...
Avatar
15,147 posts
Likes: 91
Joined Aug 2010
Location: Southern California
     
Jun 14, 2011 10:09 as a reply to  @ isoMorphic's post |  #22

Some sort of Japanese fad? :confused:


| Canon EOS Systems |

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
picard
Goldmember
Avatar
1,996 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Jan 2006
Location: Canada
     
Jun 14, 2011 15:23 |  #23

it is cool. you guys are out of date. ;)


Canon 1DM4,7D, Rebel XT
580 EX II, 430 EX II
Canon 70-200mm IS II L , Canon 85mm F1.2 L II, Canon macro 100mm F/2.8, 18-55mm kit
Sigma 18-200mm F/3.5-5.6, Sigma 10-22mm, Sigma 50mm F/1.4
Sigma 24-70mm F/2.8 EX DG HSM

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Blurr ­ Cube
...a lucky id-iot that didn't get electrocuted...
Avatar
15,147 posts
Likes: 91
Joined Aug 2010
Location: Southern California
     
Jun 14, 2011 19:23 |  #24

picard wrote in post #12593209 (external link)
it is cool. you guys are out of date. ;)

You mean "it is kewl!" :p


| Canon EOS Systems |

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
uve_triple
Hatchling
1 post
Joined Jun 2011
     
Jun 15, 2011 11:55 |  #25

Hello~

I'm the person who took the photograph of the first link you posted.

My English is not very good but I think there's really not much to explain. Some people take pictures of landscapes, animals, cars, flowers, insects or people portraits. It isn't unusual. Each one can photograph what motivates him. I love taking pictures of almost everything I see but that flickr account is almost exclusively (I say almost, because I have photos outside the hobby) for my dolls pictures. It seems absurd but practicing (with a doll/toy or other objects) is when the picture is improved.
You'll find thousands of dolls on flickr, usually proceeding from Asia. If you don't like, ignore, I guess...
In case you want to know, the doll of my image is a Taeyang, of Korean origin and distributed originally by a Japanese company. I know it isn't my best pic but...




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
GregoryF
Goldmember
Avatar
2,326 posts
Likes: 12
Joined Jul 2010
Location: Bella Vista, AR
     
Jun 15, 2011 18:42 |  #26

:)I am 58 and although this is not something that I would shoot, I have seen some pretty creative photo's! If you don't like it, you do not have to look at them.


6D, 5D, 7D, Eos R and too many lenses, flashes and aux. gear to list!:cool:
A simple hobby gone horribily wrong

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
yjt
Senior Member
359 posts
Joined Nov 2010
     
Jun 15, 2011 19:51 |  #27

There is no mystery, people think it's cute.


7D (Gripped) || 24-70 f2.8L || 50 f1.4 || 70-200mm f4L
Flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
CountryBoy
"Tired of Goldmember label"
Avatar
5,168 posts
Joined May 2006
Location: Okie
     
Jun 15, 2011 19:53 |  #28

JWright wrote in post #12564469 (external link)
I suspect these trends are coming out of Japan and it's a cultural thing us geezers in the West just don't understand... ;)

Not really much different then this thread , which was started from someone in the West . https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=805408

uve_triple wrote in post #12598085 (external link)
Hello~

I'm the person who took the photograph of the first link you posted.

My English is not very good but I think there's really not much to explain. Some people take pictures of landscapes, animals, cars, flowers, insects or people portraits. It isn't unusual. Each one can photograph what motivates him. I love taking pictures of almost everything I see but that flickr account is almost exclusively (I say almost, because I have photos outside the hobby) for my dolls pictures. It seems absurd but practicing (with a doll/toy or other objects) is when the picture is improved.
You'll find thousands of dolls on flickr, usually proceeding from Asia. If you don't like, ignore, I guess...
In case you want to know, the doll of my image is a Taeyang, of Korean origin and distributed originally by a Japanese company. I know it isn't my best pic but...

Makes sense to me !


Hi

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
AbPho
Goldmember
Avatar
3,165 posts
Gallery: 2 photos
Likes: 106
Joined Jan 2009
Location: Planet Earth
     
Jul 04, 2011 21:02 |  #29

Some shoot cars. Some trains. Some little plastic action figures. What's the dif?

isoMorphic wrote in post #12586762 (external link)
You guys must have never seen paperclip or furniture porn back in the day.. LOL

WHAT?


I'm in Canada. Isn't that weird!

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
freaking102
Senior Member
412 posts
Joined Feb 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
     
Jul 04, 2011 22:38 |  #30

age is an additude!




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

5,267 views & 0 likes for this thread
Someone please explain this mystery to me?
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre General Photography Talk 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is Charlesli
916 guests, 247 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.