jANTMANuary Photo Challenge Winners!

With February well underway, it’s time to announce the winners of our awesome jANTMANuary contest! The challenge? Take a photo of AntMan. Not just any photo though! As the original brief stated: There’s a catch— your figure needs to be involved in day-to-day events – interacting in real world happenings, …

Aperture science

Authors note: Before going any further, you may like to play this great song whilst reading. We do what we must because we can. I am not responsible for any earworms that may occur.  One of the best books I have bought for understanding some simple things about photography was ‘Read this …

Hashtagapalooza

Last week I introduced a new hashtag, #nofigurefriday, and boy did it seem to go down well! I was happily surprised at how many of you took a chance at ditching the figure and shooting your accessories. We had some absolutely brilliant photos shared with us featuring a range of …

Toy photography without the toy

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, …

Sick statistics

In all my imagined versions of how 2018 might start, I didn’t think of coming down with flu. And yet, here we are, 11 days into the start of the year and I’ve spent most of them sick and feeling like someone hit me with a truck. If you are …

The freedom of 2018

I’m really looking forward to 2018. This year is the first year in about a decade that I’m not doing some kind of photo project. I’m not sure how long it will be before I miss the structure of a long project, but the freedom of a free-form photography year …

Countdown to Christmas

It’s less than a week to go till Christmas, and I’ve been having a blast opening up my Playmobil calendar! It’s been different from the LEGO one I’ve had for the last couple of years, and change is always good! I personally like the LEGO advent calendar’s for the minifigures, …

Best laid plans

The tree is up. The gingerbread men have their annual holiday home. The Star Wars tickets are booked. I was done. I was ready to get down to enjoying the festive season and finally crack on with my promised Playmobil photos. Ready to sit in front of the fire and …