Sitting at the bar down by our lake, drowning my sorrows, lamenting not making it to Utah this year, it dawned on me that I’ve never really taken many toy photos in the lake’s water.
I’ve been waiting a long time for this set. Since October 2018, to be exact. What is this set and why have I been waiting so long for it?
It’s a wrap! Another Toy Photographers meet-up has come and gone and its time to reflect back on this years event.
A six image narrative (or report) from the Zone.
My last post was all about my thoughts on which toys to pack for the Utah Toy Photo Safari.
How do we define creativity? Exploring this elusive question is one reason I started the podcast, because it manifests differently in all of us.
Amazing news! If you share my interest in space adventures you’ll see a great treasure in this post.
Like so many toy photographers, I carry a pretty much permanent selection of toys in a toy box in my bag for quick photo sessions.
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me. – Emo Philips Marco – The Aphol
I created my recent Endor series as a challenge to push myself and see if I could create scenes that were based in a more real-world setting compared to my usual brick-built backdrops.
Have you ever been frustrated by a lack of articulation in your toys? Felt limited by what’s available for sale from major brands? Or do you just have crazy cool toy ideas you’d love to bring to life? Then you’re going to love the work of Dennis Taylor, aka Krash_Override.
”Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography.” (George Eastman) In parts 1 and 2 of this series I covered the design and building of a lighting stage and its associated lighting …
As I write this post we are just over a week away from the 2019 U.S. Toy-Photographers Meetup and one question has stuck with me the whole year. How can we top the 2018 Oregon Safari?
So over the last little while, I have been watching a lot of Teletubbies, I find it rather relaxing… No, actually my youngest has become addicted. Now whether you have kids or not, you are all familiar with Teletubbies. So after watching a few episodes, I noticed something had changed …
Today I wanted to talking about a cool book I read by the amazing cartoonist, writer and teacher, Lynda Barry.
I’ve been a fan of Star Wars and LEGO for as long as I can remember, I won’t go into exact numbers but we’re talking decades! For the last three years I’ve been shooting LEGO recreations of iconic scenes from the saga and my usual style is to build every …
Whenever I plan a trip the question of which figures I should bring inevitably rears its ugly head.
Kristina and I have stumbled upon a new trend with our themed episodes of the podcast: They’re getting more difficult! That was certainly true of today’s episode.
“If all the world’s a stage then I want better lighting” – Rob Coles If you have not yet read part 1 then this post may not make a lot of sense. Feel free to pop on over to part 1 then return here. I’ll wait, I promise. If the …
As we often share stories from toy photographers about their “Why” (see JoanMarcF’s post or Carlos Hernández’s for a couple of recent ones), it got me thinking about how we find our place as a toy photographer, and specifically finding a niche within the fictional universes we love.