Focus Hocus Pocus!

I written before that I’m easily distrac…. oh look, a butterfly! But the past few weeks have seen a toy photography project have my full attention and focus. Too much focus maybe? I never liked Monopoly as a board game. There was something about the capitalism nature of the game …

Mr. Chainsaw, Branch Manager

Just yesterday Tobias M. Schiel gave us a glimpse behind the scenes at creating his wonderful noir setting. Last weekend I too made something to accompany a chainsaw toy photo. Actually, it was more about destroying than creating. Over on the G+ community there’s a plethora of daily challenges. One …

Listen, look on your desk, and pilfer!

Monday morning: Arrive at work…URGGH! Coffee. Sit at my desk and get lost in James’ latest podcast. Catch up on the weekend’s Toy Photographers posts. Panic that I don’t have a post written for the week. Scramble. Pilfered Ideas James’ post about expanding his toy photographing subject matter beyond what …

Smorgasporg

In my last post I wrote about marvelling at the articulated toys gang and their elaborate and precise posing of their toys at the Oregon Toy Photo Safari. But a couple of toys with zero points of articulation won my heart and are currently my favourite toy photography subjects. I …

Series 18 contest winner

Today Shelly and I picked the winner of the Toy Photographers Series 18 Minifigures contest from Instagram that we ran with the LEGO Minifigures team and the LEGO group, and three other toy photography groups. And we did this sitting next to each other in Shelly’s home! Yes, I’ve arrived in …

Bon Toyage

This is my last post… From Australia… For a few weeks! So kiss me and smile for me Tell me that you’ll wait for me Hold me like you’ll never let me go ‘Cause I’m leavin’ on a jet plane Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – Leaving on a …

What’s in your [travel] bag?

I’ve written about the pickle I get myself in when packing for a Toy Photography gathering before. And that’s when I’m only making an 80-kilometre trip from the coast to the city of Melbourne. What about when I’m making a 14,000-kilometre trip from Australia to the U.S. for the Oregon …

A Reminder…

This is a reminder about the Series 18 Minifigures contest on Instagram that we’re running with the LEGO Minifigures team and the LEGO group. The contest runs until May 21st. That’s the day I arrive in the US for the Oregon Toy Photo Safari. That means Shelly and I can …

Humility in a Toy Box

Humility is a word often overlooked in toy photography. Or maybe it’s forgotten. But when acts of humility occur, it reawakens my faith in the strength of the toy photography community. humility /hjʊˈmɪlɪti/ noun – the quality of having a modest view of one’s importance – freedom from pride or …

Another Series 18 Contest!

Toy Photographers have been invited to work with the LEGO Minifigures team and the LEGO group, together with other toy photography communities, on a Series 18 Minifigures contest on Instagram. The Contest The contest runs from April 16th until May 21st. The idea of the contest is to celebrate the …

Oregon, here I come!

If you’re reading this expecting some insights into toy photography, let me stop you now. You won’t find any tips, tricks, insights or. This post is purely self-indulgent hubbub. Monday Last week I tuned in to James’ chat with David (Father’s Figures) on the latest episode of the Toy Photographers …