I went to visit my family this past weekend, and finding myself with an hour to spare, I dragged my partner to the beach to get a few toy photos.
One of the photos I wanted to take was of Bert, my Fabuland elephant. I had a little trouble getting the shot I wanted, as shown by the photo grid from Lightroom below.
I had a few issues. I was shooting straight into the sun, I was failing to get my camera to focus as I wanted and I was getting the depth of field wrong for the style of shot I was after. Continue reading Failing to focus
I love Lego but sometimes I can’t assemble the right mini figure for my next photograph. That’s when its great to have the option of turning to a third party supplier like Citizen Brick .
Obviously Citizen Brick isn’t for everyone. Their custom mini figs tend to live on the wilder side of the tracks than your typical brick citizen. For example you can purchase the cast of Breaking Bad as well as the complete cast of Game of Thrones if that is you’re thing.
Personally I love this fellow pictured above who is so aptly named the “Ink Enthusiast”. He fills a void in my collection that Lego hasn’t been able to fill. Not all Citizen Brick’s figures are this “adult”, they also have a super cute collection of cub scouts. I am pretty sure one of these will find its way into my son’s stocking this Christmas.
So next time you are looking to spice up your mini figure collection, stop by the fine folks at Citizen Brick. While you are their, don’t forget to check out their excellent selection of zombie heads and custom tiles.
Have a great weekend and I hope you have time to play with some bricks!
Do you have a favorite 3rd party supplier of custom accessories?
Do you think Citizen Brick have taken their customs too far for a child’s toy?
Sometimes I think the goal is to make a great emotionally packed image and sometimes I don’t. If it was all about the perfect photo then why are we sharing on Instagram, Facebook, Flickr and Google+? These are all social media sites aimed at connecting people with like interests. People you know and people you don’t know…yet.
I recently received in the mail a very special print from +Me2. It is my favorite image of his (amongst many) and I will cherish it for many years. He is someone I wouldn’t even know existed if it wasn’t for this amazing thing we call the internet. This past weekend I went out photographing with good friends, all of whom I have met through the power of social media. A few weekends ago I met a couple of lovely Instagramers from a town three hours away and because of mutual interests became fast friends.
Suffice it to say, my life is filled with new, old and future friends met through my interactions on multiple social media platforms.
I may not be able to sell a photograph to save my soul, but I know my life is all the richer for the friends and connections I have made all over this planet. My only goal now is to make enough money so I can take a world tour and meet everyone in person.
Now that would be a gift of inconceivable value.
What is most important to you as you play on your various social media sites? Why are you participating? What does it mean to you?
Now if only Me2 would drop by the blog soon, I am starting to get maudlin. I dread how far I might sink tomorrow.
The future is very foggy right now (per usual). So while waiting for the fog to clear (or someone gives me a better road map) Emmett suggested a trip to the beach. Even though the high was only 59F (15C for everyone else) we still had fun. Emmett enjoyed playing in the sand as I read a book. Hopefully a new course will be set soon, in the mean time I’ll always have Emmett. ~ xxsjc