How I Became a Lensbaby Trailblazer

Recently I was selected from a pool of over 200 applicants to be one of 14 Lensbaby Trailblazers. I couldn’t be more honored and terrified. What does this mean? I have no idea! But for now I’m super stoked that my passion for this amazing line of lenses is mutual. …

How to Make Your Toys ‘Fly’

Our February MeWe challenge was “leap.” This required our community members to get their toys off the ground in any way they could. In today’s post I want to show you a few of those techniques from several toy photography viewpoints. Because when it comes to making your toys fly, …

Your Desert Island Lens?

One of the most frequently asked questions of a photographer is about naming their favorite lens. A favorite lens is a very personal choice, and you can bet that if you ask five photographers this question you are going to get five different answers. With that in mind, I decided …

Melbourne Toy Photo Meet-Up 2019

Recently I traveled across the globe to attend the Melbourne Toy Photo Meet-Up hosted by Brett Wilson and the Toy Photographers blog. I thought I should take a moment and report back on the events. Spoiler alert: it was fabulous! Cow Up a Tree I’ve put on a few of …

Pictorialism and Toy Photography

Did you know that when photography was first invented it was seen as a medium capable of the same level of artistic expression as painting and sculpture? This movement is called Pictorialism. Pictoralists wanted to be seen as equal to painting and the finer arts, rather than an inferior mechanical …

#bc_reboot

Have you heard the news? Brickcentral has a permanent moderator team led by @fourbrickstall! This is great news and assures this important feature site has a long and healthy future. Now that the ‘new’ site has been officially launched they’re getting down to the business of inspiring toy photographers to …

Toy Photography Blues

The year is off to an inauspicious start. Between the wet weather, a new dog (total distraction on four legs!) and an upgrade to my camera equipment I’m singing the toy photography blues. You’re probably thinking: “What! That makes no sense! New equipment, like new toys, should inspire a burst …