Toys on Vacation

Who doesn’t like to take toys on vacation? Its fun to think about packing specific toys that reflect a particular holiday destination. Taking toys on holiday is a recurring theme in all of our toy writings here on the blog. Recently Brett talked about the difficulty of choosing toys for …

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 …

Magic and Madness

The Oregon Toy Photo Safari is weeks away and I’m brimming with excitement to meet new folks, catch up with returning attendees, take lots of toy photos, and raid other people’s toy boxes! I live in Portland, a couple hours inland from the Coast where the meet-up is based, so …

Dino and I

I bought a toy dinosaur last week. In fact, I bought quite a few new toys, but the dinosaur is the only one who has made it out to play. I’ve fallen in toy love, all other toys (temporarily) abandoned in favour of this new flavour. I really love my …

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 …

#ArtvsArtist

#ArtvsArtist. Have you heard of this tag? If you haven’t its one of those “tag your it” type of games that are common on Instagram. This one asks you to show yourself with some of your favorite photos. It’s a chance for your followers to see the person behind the …

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 …

Ode to moss

Moss. We seem to talk a little endlessly about it’s use in toy photography, and today it’s my turn to jump on the ‘we love moss’ bandwagon! As you might know if you’ve been keeping up with my posts, I’ve just come back from a week in the Lake District. …

My Favorite Puddle

I’m no stranger to photographing toys in puddles. So much so, I even have a favorite puddle. (What a weird thing to say!) My favorite puddle is in a particular spot in my favorite park where I can consistently create photos I enjoy. It’s also a place that continues to …