For the love of light

For the love of light is a step by step deconstruction of the image: Backlit Warrior Deconstructed. These are the steps I took to create that image. Concept A friend wanted a “cool” shot of Agent May from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D in warrior pose. Obstacles Agent May, what Agent May? Why …

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 …

Growing Little Worlds

Growing little worlds. Where have I we heard that before? Ah ha! Now I remember. Last year Brett wrote a wonderful post showing how to build a minute garden to photograph in. This post was incredibly popular. In fact it was our most viewed post in 2017 and it also had …

What’s in my bag?

Its been nearly three years since I last talked about what’s in my bag and a lot has changed. I’ve become better at my craft and I know what I need to create images in my style. With the next Toy Safari looming on the horizon, I thought now would …

Practical Effects

Hi, my name is Joey and like to take toy photos using practical effects. I want to share what I have learned and inspire you to try your hand at incorporating practical effects into your own toy photography.

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 …

A Family Portrait

Hello everybody!! Today I would like to tell you a story. This is the story of how a family overcame obstacles to reach a goal. The most difficult thing for me is translating some typical Italian expressions, but i’ll do my best.

Growing little worlds

A strolling Brett gathers mo moss “Growing little worlds” sounds like a cheesy song title, but it’s a way to create little living habitats for toys to roam. I was intrigued to see Luigi’s ‘Killer Score’ and ‘The Are Not The Droids’ setups, in particular the scale, or lack of, …

Photography is a Road Trip

I’m not one to share work-in-progress pics, preferring instead to focus on the final result. A side effect of this strategy is that people may assume photography is somewhat effortless for me. That’s simply not the case. This is a comparison of my first test shot and the final photo …