Finding New Grounds

The thing that keeps this toy photography thing interesting for me is discovery. I try to think of aesthetics I haven’t seen before and, if possible, try to go for something I think could look nice and different. A few years ago I realized I hadn’t seen underwater toy photography …

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. …

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 …

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 …

The Accidental AFOL

When I first saw the highly articulated Star Wars Black series figures two years ago, it rekindled my toy-collecting hobby and started my interest in toy photography. Up till then, the last figures I bought were 20 years ago and had only 5 points of articulation. I bought a bunch …

Styles

Photographic styles. It took me a while to think and research on this subject and this blog took a couple of different directions while bits and pieces came to my mind about what I should write. Rather than add to already well-written articles found online and here, I wish to …

No Child’s Play

Shelly has asked us if we were willing to write a guest entry for her blog Toy Photographers. Apparently, the most amazing photographers gather here. We have certainly come to value the excellent contributions and pictures of the team and their guest bloggers. So, yes, we thought, we’d contribute something …

Maintaining Momentum

We toy photographers sure are a busy bunch! Shelly has turned to setting deadlines to reach her goals, and Brett balances his full plate with intentional, restrictive time management in the editing room. As we draw closer and closer to the end of the year, I’ve found that I too …