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 …

Batman Giveaway Winner

It’s time to announce the winner of the Batman Movie Collectable Minifigures Series 2 giveaway. To help with the voting, Shelly and I enlisted the help of our past giveaway winners, @tomekskog and @shundeez_official. Yep, as well as giving past winner their prizes, we also give them jobs!

Batman Movie Series 2 Giveaway

Sometimes the Bat-mail takes its Bat-time! Our box of Batman Movie Collectable Minifigures Series 2 just Bat-arrived. While we get our Bat-review finished, you can start entering our giveaway now. Yes, Bat-now! We’ve got a complete set of 20 Batman Movie Collectable Minifigures Series 2 to giveaway, thanks to our …

Brickvention Charity Silent Auction

Last weekend Toy Photographers and #brickstameet held the Brickvention Charity Silent Auction of LEGO photography, raising money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne. With 27 amazing photographs, by 17 artists, from 11 different countries, I knew it would be a success. But there’s know way I could’ve predicted some of …

Donate Checkmate

With Melbourne’s Brickvention, Australia’s premier LEGO fan convention, just around the corner, it’s time to say thank you. This year’s Charity Silent Auction is looking like it’s going to be bigger than ever. Thanks to the generosity of the community. This year, Toy Photographers and #brickstameet have buddied up to …

No Year’s Resolutions

I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions. Sure we’ve got goals for the Toy Photographers community this year. And yes, attending the Cannon Beach Toy Photographers weekend is a personal goal I’ve set myself. But that’s about it. Or so I thought! I’ve come back from a week of …

We’re taking a holiday!

We’re taking a well-earned holiday break over Christmas and the New Year. Toy Photographers will be resting and recharging their batteries in preparation for a jam-packed 2018 filled with exciting new things on top of all the wonderful things that we already do. On behalf of Shelly, myself and the …

Cheers!

Shelly recently expressed her gratitude. Now it’s my turn to say cheers. Pardon my knucklehead-ness I’ve proudly worn the knucklehead moniker since I started taking photos of toys. I should point out here that I am a bit of a dingbat. Last year I thought I was turning a year …

The strong silent hype

We’ve been working on a project since October, but a signed NDA (non-disclosure agreement) means we can’t talk about it until February. The silence around this project almost silenced me. Almost! Yesterday James wrote about finding inspiration to photograph from within the words and photos of books. Today I struggle …

Don’t Rock the Toy Boat!

Is there a place for social conscience in toy photography? Should a sense of responsibility or concern for the problems and injustices of society play a part in photographs of toys? Julie has written about using toy photography to make sense of the current state of the world. Yuri wrote …

Ho! Ho! Whoa!

With Christmas approaching, Shelly suggested a Secret Santa gift exchange amongst the Google+ Toy Photographers Moderators. Eight Moderators signed up, each being allocated another to find a $20US gift to add to their toy photography arsenal. Buying a toy for a toy photographer. Easy, right? Not necessarily. This seemingly simple …

Ready, Set, Edit!

I wrote about why I wouldn’t manipulate my photos beyond the simple edit before. I wrote about how the perfectionist in me would still see me in front of my computer hours later if I embarked down this road. However, I’ve established a middle ground. And this medium is thanks …