Oregon, here I come!

If you’re reading this expecting some insights into toy photography, let me stop you now. You won’t find any tips, tricks, insights or. This post is purely self-indulgent hubbub. Monday Last week I tuned in to James’ chat with David (Father’s Figures) on the latest episode of the Toy Photographers …

The Best Laid Plans

The one thing you can predict is Sydney’s unpredictable weather! Last weekend I flew from Melbourne to Sydney to see a band. As I was only there for less than 24 hours, I wasn’t planning on taking any toy photos. But then James went and wrote about taking toys with …

Requiem For Esteem

Finding Inspiration In Words, Again I recently had to leave town for work. After packing my bags (including the now mandatory for any journey off the property, LEGO minifigures), I grabbed a book from our bookshelves (I’d just finished the latest BricksCulture magazine cover to cover) for the plane flight …

Rainy Day Activities

Weather or not As my northern hemisphere friends gloat of warm weather and sunshiny days (maybe not my UK friends) I find myself bunkered down indoors with the fire lit as sheeting rain pummels the roof. I like the rain. It’s good to us. It fills our watertanks. It feeds …

Convenience to quality

Convenience to quality The transition from phone to camera It’s no secret that I’ve used an iPhone to shoot toys since I started. This decision was a conscience one. It wasn’t based on fear. It wasn’t based on the fear of having to hand over a big wad of money. …

Procrastination

This past week I have been in full blown procrastination mode a la Avanaut. I find myself doing practically anything instead of working on those large, self imposed, projects I set out for myself. My procrastination is so bad, I am actually tackling the dreaded and tedious task of sorting LEGO, cleaning out …

The Foolish Lego

As the weekend comes to a close I feel good about what I accomplished.  My project has moved forward and I have a doable to-do list ready for the start of the week. My list does includes three additional photos that I am waiting on the weather to finish, but …

Procrastination

pro·cras·ti·na·tion prəˌkrastəˈnāSH(ə)n/ noun noun: procrastination; plural noun: procrastinations the action of delaying or postponing something. We all do it; ok maybe not all of us. I know that Avanaut will be busy this weekend on his beloved fighter project and +Me2 will be flying off to foreign shores courtesy of Big Inc. …