Sometimes you wanna go…
It’s been over a month since I pulled back on Instagram posting. And while I’ve been away, I’ve been feasting on feedback and gorging myself on inspiration in a new town.
Apart from pushing my posts here, the G+ monthly challenge, joining in the Raptor Pack day and #brickstameet, I haven’t posted any photos that weren’t either in support of an event or to promote another platform. Instead I’ve focussed on the blog and the G+ Toy Photographers community.
Quality or quantity
Quality or quantity
Quality or quantity a choice you have to make
Bad Religion – Quality or Quantity
And whilst on this self-imposed sabbatical, it’s dawned on me what I’d been craving. I‘ve been missing a sense of belonging, meaningful rapport, a sense of community. This is what I find in the G+ community; the clue’s in the title! Continue reading Feasting on Feedback
Do you feel like I do and that there are currently so many contests and so little time! Normally I wouldn’t write a round-up blog post, but there seems to be a lot going on that even I can’t keep track of it all. I thought I would summarize all the opportunities so no one misses out. Continue reading So many contests, so little time!
”Never have I found the limits of the photographic potential. Every horizon, upon being reached, reveals another beckoning in the distance. Always, I am on the threshold.”
W. Eugene Smith
I know it’s a bit passé to use clever quotes to start writing. But then, I tend to follow inspiration, not fashion. This quote, from the incredible man and photographer that was W. Eugene Smith, really sums up my creative photography. In fact I wish it wasn’t so sometimes, as I tend to throw myself into that thing that pops up on my creative horizon. That thing at this point in time is toy photography, especially Lego toy photography.
Continue reading Why? by Tony Tulloch
I’ve been telling you that G+ is a great platform and now I have more proof! Today Mashable posted an article that featured our beloved Toy Community rather prominently. Rather than the usual ‘G+ is dead’ line that we’ve all grown so tired of, they mentioned all the great communities that use G+ to share information and photography. Including us!
Check out this awesome screen shot they used for the article. Continue reading I don’t think Google+ is dead and neither does Mashable!
Its official! The next big toy photographers safari will be held in San Francisco, California, May 11 -14th. This will be four days of fun, friends and toys. We’re proud to announce that this years event will be sponsored by Google! You don’t want to miss what’s shaping up to be an epic event!
I’ve been working with my co-hosts Dennis and Melissa Taylor all year exploring photographic locations and working out logistics. We’re now ready to announce our plans so you can start making your plans to join us.
Continue reading Its Official! Meet us in San Francisco May 11-14th
Welcome to The Toy Photographers Blog, a blog for and about toy photography. I’m so glad that you’re here and that you’ve found us. This blog is a place to talk about toy photography, to hear from other creative people who take toy photographs and learn how to be a better toy photographer.
Continue reading Who are we?
With the help of a couple of awesome folks I’m trying something new in 2017 in our Google+ Community. Beginning this month we’re sponsoring and promoting a monthly photo challenge.
Through these challenges, and other information we’re planning on sharing, we’re creating an informal version of this blog. The goal is to create a community where we can take the discussions started here and expand on them through photo challenges as well as sharing our toy photography experiences. Continue reading Big Doings On Google+
Earlier this month I signed up for a G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers. The one I applied for was not your traditional mentorship where you explore a particular technique like “How do you See” or “Blur and Unsharp”, but one more focused on an interior exploration. I’ve embarked on a six week journey called “Breathing in Beauty, Creativity & Gratitude”. Continue reading Looking at photography through a different lens
So you’ve been thinking about setting up a G+ account, but the platform is confusing. As a veteran of the platform I’m here to try to demystify it for you. Why? Because G+ is a powerful social media platform that deserves a second look.
In the past G+ was organized around Circles which were confusing to say the least. More than a year ago the team behind G+ started organizing the platform around Collections and more recently Communities. Let me try to break down these two major components of G+ and how to use them. Continue reading A G+ Primer
Instagram, I love you but you’re bringing me down. What happened to you? Ever since you changed your algorithm, you haven’t been the same. Continue reading Instagram, I love you but you’re bringing me down.