The 2018 Melbourne Toy Photographers Meetup
The 2018 Melbourne Toy Photographers Meetup

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This week James, Shelly, Brett, and Sunny Ang talk about toy photography lighting and review the Lume Cube!

How to Create a Character

You’ve heard us talk time and time again here on the Toy Photographers blog about the importance of story telling. We enjoy featuring artists like Austin and Joseph who always seem to have a fully developed story behind their photos. Yet I rarely practice what I preach, much less read. …

The 2018 Melbourne Toy Photographers Meetup

October in Melbourne. The Royal Melbourne Show. The Melbourne International Arts Festival. The Victorian Seniors Festival. And now the 2018 Melbourne Toy Photographers Meetup! While I was off enjoying myself at the Oregon Toy Photo Safari, Tony (@tonytulloch_tp) and Janan (@spideygoeshygge) organised informal toy photo walk in St. Kilda, Melbourne. …

“Write? But why?”

I write to get a feeling out, whether it’s positive or negative. However, the goal is to always find a positive take away. Maybe that’s not in the story itself but rather in the act of writing. For instance, I wrote this 2-part piece about a failed relationship. The first …

Women’s Brick Initiative

What the heck is the Women’s Brick Initiative? Simply put, it’s an idea born out of the friendship of three women, Alice Finch, Jacqueline Sanchez and myself. Our friendship is based on our mutual respect and our love of all things LEGO. We want to use our friendship and love …

Small Things

I’ve been photographing big lately. Voltron. Ninjago dragons. I’ve missed photographing small. And what’s smaller than a hand trowel of moss dug up from our backyard? Over winter, our gravelled backyard gets very little sun and lots of rain. Perfect for moss to take over, drowning out the gravel. But, …

Why? by Lee Boardman

Its hard for me to reflect back at the ‘why’ I started toy photography. It actually brings back hard memories. Bad memories. But I’ll get back to that thought in a minute. For me, I posted my first shot on instagram on the 4th April 2016. Not so long ago …

Wizarding Brickheadz

A few months ago I wasn’t that keen on BrickHeadz. Then I got the Go Brick Yourself set, which was lots of fun and I had a great time photographing it! As did a lot of toy photographers when they got to build themselves at the Oregon toy safari! This …

Ninjago Dragons

Last weekend we submitted our dragons themed photographs for our latest LEGO project. Wait, what? We? Dragons? Photographs? Latest LEGO project? OK, hang on there! Let me explain. Toy Photographers were invited by the LEGO Group to create photos with the 2HY NINJAGO dragons, with the photos to be used …

Rules Schmules

Anyone who’s read the blog knows that we often ponder the rules. Both Shelly and Dave have discussed various ‘rules’ of photography, and when it might be better to break them. But what about mythology rules?

Mirror, Mirror…

Mirror, mirror on the wall…it seems you have better uses after all. Most notably I can use a mirror as a substitute backdrop when an unobstructed vista is not available for toy photography. I live in an older suburb where the houses are just close enough to be annoying for …