An hour in the woods

After over six years of living in my area, I finally decided to make a little effort to go find some woodland to play in. Our garden was hit hard this year by the hot dry weather, and it’s not quite as pretty as I want and it hasn’t been …

Evoking Emotion

There’s a plethora of resources out there on evoking emotion and feeling in photography. However, simply adding the word “toy” before photography in a Google search, and the results point to articles of toy photographers that do this, but don’t direct us to tips on how to evoke emotion. Tips …

Rules Schmules

Anyone who’s read the blog knows that we often ponder the rules. Both Shelly and Dave have discussed various ‘rules’ of photography, and when it might be better to break them. But what about mythology rules?

LEGO UCS Y-Wing

”What a piece of junk!” is a Luke Skywaker quote from Star Wars (1977). He said this upon seeing Han Solo’s spaceship the Millennium Falcon for the first time. It perfectly captures the lived-in look of the galaxy far, far away; nothing is off the shelf new and shiny. There …

The Great Indoors II

As I’ve discussed before, I primarily shoot indoors, and am always looking for ways to bring some of Mother Nature into my studio. Last year, I wrote a piece called “The Great Indoors,” highlighting some miniature fake grass I’d gotten for my photographs. Consider this post Part 2! While I regularly use …