Ship in a Bottle

Have you seen the latest LEGO Ideas: Ship in a Bottle set? Like all the LEGO Ideas sets this one is beautiful. There’s something about these fan driven sets that make them approachable, and very collectible. The Ship in a Bottle is no different. How do I know? LEGO was …

Phestive Photo Challenge Winners!

Please join me in celebrating our Phestive Photo Challenge winners! Last month our G+ community contest had a holiday theme. The idea was pretty simple: create a photograph that celebrates your personal holiday tradition. It’s the 2017 Phestive Season, and we want to see what that means to you! Is …

Photography New Year’s Resolutions

Each new year feels like a blank slate full of possibilities. With that feeling of unlimited possibilities I like to set a few photography new year’s resolutions. I’ve been talking about setting new year’s resolutions on the blog for more than a few years. These past resolutions include having more …

Five Words to Define a Year

Back in January I wrote about five words to define a year. While I had originally meant these words to guide my personal work I thought I would look at the blog through this lens as well. Growth Starting this blog was a giant leap of faith. Would anyone follow …

Power of Words

I have a lot of respect for the power of words. As the year comes to an end I’ve been thinking a lot about what comes next. Both personally, for the blog and my own creative life. Like many of the readers of this blog I struggle with keeping my …

The Devil is in The Details

You’ve probably hear of the popular idiom: The Devil is in The Details. We decided to put it to the test for our November photography challenge. As Tony explained in the original challenge:  Often details are overlooked by a viewer’s conscious observation, but they still add to (or detract from) an image. …

Silver Linings

“They say that none of us exists, except in the imagination of his fellows, other than as a intangible, invisible mentality.” – Edgar Rice Burroughs If you’re posting your toy photography images to social media I can only assume you want your work to be seen. Maybe you want it …

Feeling Gratitude

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. William Arthur Ward If you’ve been a reader of my writing for any length of time you know I periodically like to take a moment to pause and reflect on all I have to be …

Absolute Yes

Absolute Yes is not a new concept, I’ve touched on it before. In fact it was my New Year’s resolution this year. My goal was to let five words – wonder, growth, friendship, contentment and giving – define my year. Now I’m paying the price. Not unlike Brett, I find …

Happiness is a butterfly

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. – Nathaniel Hawthorne           By Shelly Corbett Do you have a six image narrative you would like to share? Please contact …

Toy Photography Yoga

Toy photography yoga is a little know branch of the more common discipline of yoga. Toy photography yoga, like the other varieties of yoga, Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, helps to promote physical and emotional well being.  yoga noun | yo·ga |\ ˈyō-gə \ 1 capitalized :a Hindu theistic philosophy teaching …

Ode to the LEGO Ladder

I really like the LEGO ladder. So much so, I thought I would write an Ode to the LEGO ladder. I think the LEGO ladder is a frequently over looked accessory. Sure we see plenty of cats, dogs, teddy bears, coffee mugs and the like well represented in toy photography. …

September Photo Challenge: Music

Todays post features the winners of the September photo challenge: Music from our G+ Community. We want to recognize our grand prize winner, some of our favorite entries as well as thank everyone who participated. Photography challenges are a great way to get the creative juices flowing. That’s why every …

The LEGO House

The LEGO House is amazing. Really, there is no other word fit to describe both the building and the experience. I was honored to receive an invitation from the Lego Group this past spring to attend the fan weekend opening celebration. This was a chance for LEGO Ambassadors (individuals who …

LEGO House Opening

This month is going to be a month to remember. Why? Because I’m traveling to Denmark for the opening of LEGO House. I won’t be attending the grand opening on September 28th, but a pre-opening for all the LEGO ambassadors from around the world on September 22nd. I’m franticly getting ready …