Such initiatives please my toy photographer’s eye the most!
It all started with one beautiful photo of a LEGO minifigure flying on a leaf by Janan Lee. Then I remembered that I had taken a similar photo once and the idea of creating a six-image narrative with leaves in the lead role came up. But the rest of the building blocks were missing, so we invited some other members of our MeWe community to join us.
Beleaf it or not, but the whole process was smooth and elegant, like a leaf falling from a tree.
So here it is! A leafy six-image narrative!
And if you want to learn more about six-Image narratives just check out the basics!
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This came out great! Thanks for including me in the fun! Everyone created amazing images and brought the fun together!
wow, so awesome! Thanks for sharing. Your amazing images have inspired me … I wanna go out and create fun toy images with leaves now 🙂
What a joy to have this collaborative 6-image narrative! You all are the best!
What a great six image narrative! I love all the styles and interpretations! I’ll be looking for my own leaves now. I cant wait to see what you guys come up with next!
I love these photos! Such lovely variations on the same theme, and really fun to see different toys used. One question remains unanswered, though! The email newsletter said we’d learn the secret… I thought it would talk about the secret to creating these types of photos, like maybe how to edit the wires out, or….? Got any tips you can share in the comments?
Thanks, Teddy! As for the editing, I can only talk for myself. I kid of glued the leaf to Spidey’s feet and then attached a wire to his back. I stuck the other end of the wire into the ground. As for editing, using Affinity Photo, there are basically two ways of editing out the wires:
Either use the repair tool, which is great but sometimes can be difficult if the background is quite complex.
In that case, I take one picture with the figure and one picture with only the background. Then I create two layers in Affinity photo, with the picture showing the figure (plus wire) on top. Then I use the eraser tool to get rid of the wire so that the bottom picture shows through – which contains no wire, just the background. The catch with this method is that the backgrounds have to be exactly the same.
With Spidey, I unfortunately do not remember which method I used – probably a combination of both cause the background is quite complex, and due to some wind, the leaves might not have been in exactly the same position in both pictures… I am still not great at that kind of editing.
Hope this helps.
Thanks for this great cooperation, guys! Let’s do something like this again some day!