Have you ever taken a toy photo without the toy?
Well, maybe not quite without the toy, but certainly without the figure.
As toy photographers, we so often photograph figures. I mean, that’s the whole point right? Telling stories about and with our toy figures, be it LEGO, Playmobil, Hasbro, Hot Toys or any other kind of toy you photograph! We are photographers and story tellers and we love our figures.
That said, I wanted to try something different. So I started an ongoing series of photos featuring objects alone, without a figure, or only showing very small parts of the figure (a hand, for example). I wanted to tell some stories without characters. I wanted to showcase some of the wonderful accessories that are available to us.
For example, this magnifying glass is one of my favourite accessories in LEGO. I mean, it actually magnifies (a bit)! So many awesome ways to use this!
I thought it would be cool to start a new hashtag to go alongside this idea of photographing our toy accessories. So I’d like to introduce #nofigurefriday.
This Friday why not join in the fun over on G+, Instagram or whatever social media channel you use, and take a toy photograph without the figure.
Pick your favourite accessory, the one that speaks to you, snap a photo and post it up with the hashtag!
Maybe it will be a tiny cup of coffee…
or your favourite hat…
or maybe even some tasty sushi.
I’ll be watching the hashtag over the day so I’d love to see your photos appear on G+ or Instagram!
Stepping on Bricks
A brilliant idea Lizzi. I look at the awesome accessories that come with the Minifigures I buy and I marvel at how they can help tell the story of my Minifigures. However, I’d never thought of them telling a story on their own.
Thanks Tony! I’m glad you like the idea! Have fun telling some stories! 😀
Love this!! I’ve recently been doing a series of photos of minifigure helmets – does that count??
Absolutely! Your photos look awesome!
Very cool concept and I like the hashtag… 😀
Thank you! 😀
I LOVE your macro images of just the accessories! Will definitely join in soon!! Great challenge.
This is a fantastic idea Lizzie! I’m going to look at my minifigure accessories more closely now 🙂
This is such a great idea! I’ve photographed accessories by themselves a couple of times, but was never really conscious about doing it. I’m now looking at all of my accessories very differently in preparation for some new shots!
I put my image, and my thought processes behind it on my blog: http://blog.studiodave.ca/2018/01/no-figure-challenge-accepted.html
Great idea. Already added them to my weekly plan. Just saw that I rely heavily on the minifigs to tell a story. Will be interesting to challenge myself with this.
This new hashtag is really appealing…maybe i jump in…