This is a podcast episode six months in the making! After inviting Dave DeBaeremaeker onto the show in person at the Oregon Toy Photo Safari this May, we were finally able to sit down and record an interview.
A cross between Indiana Jones, a Wookiee, and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man One of the interesting things about profile pages is that they tell you about me, but not me about you. This is likely what you expect, but if you turn out to be more interesting than me, …
Toy photography doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Learn how to build effective backgrounds using items from your recycling bin.
How do toy photographers feel about Spider-Man? Toy photographer Matt McDonald hosts a virtual share-fest for the annual Spider-Man Day.
Regular contributors Gibbo, Dave and Tomek created images of imaginary toy conference calls. Now we challenge you to do the same with our free template!
Toy Photographer Dave DeBaeremaeker reviews the new Lume Cube Panel Mini light and compares how it stacks up against the original square Lume Cube.
The Toy Photographers team shares the indispensable tools and pieces of equipment that changed their toy photography for the better.
This week, we’re taking a trip to that galaxy far, far away for a special review of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker—from a toy photographer’s perspective.
The Toy Photographers blog team explains what cameras they use and why, with hopes their wisdom will help new photographers choose their own kits.
It can be intimidating to create art in public places. It can be doubly difficult when that art is a niche thing like toy photography. This post is about how I gained confidence with shooting toys in public. If you are like me, the most intimidating aspect is a fear …
Toy photographers answer the question, “What advice would you give your younger self, if you could send a message back to when you first started toy photography?”
Many of the characters who inspire me come from the pages of comic books. Beyond the characters and stories, comic book covers have a life of their own. Some covers have become iconic and many are proper art in and of themselves. Recreating these covers seems like a natural extension …
Toy photographer Adam Ford (@adamfigurephotography) looks at ways to tell when it’s time to stop using your phone and start using a camera instead.
When Dave DeBaeremaeker brought up the idea of a friendly, Photoshop vs Practical Effects post I jumped at the opportunity to join him.
The profile of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle is a classic sight on American highways.
Over the past month I have had the privilege to receive a couple significant awards for my photography. Despite being pretty cool from a personal perspective, I think they have significance for toy photographers being seen as a legitimate art form. But first, let me go over the awards. Guru …
One of my favorite parts of being a toy photographer is the toy photo community itself, and the wonderful people from around the world who share in this hobby. One such person is Doug Gary, a LEGO photographer from the Bay Area who I met at the Oregon Meetup in …
“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met” William Butler Yeats When one begins a hobby, you tend to focus on the hobby itself, honing in on the skills and techniques needed to accomplish the task at hand. Now there are those hobbies that have a social …
On this week’s show, Dave DeBaermaeker returns to help me explore our history with shooting both LEGO and action figures.
It is no secret to frequent readers of Toy Photographers that we are big fans of Lume Cube lights. Their size and power are well suited for toy photography. Recently Lume Cube has sent us some new attachments to review.