Sometimes Deadpool is a good guy with a good heart. Sometimes he just kills for money. Often he is somewhere in-between.
To celebrate the return of Boba Fett, I wanted to make a couple images to recreate the scene in The Mandalorian Episode 9.
Dave tackles the death of Superman with two different toy photography approaches: 100% in-camera and with all the Photoshop bells and whistles.
Dave explores the “Art of” book series—perfect for toy photographers, geeks and fans of Star Wars and Marvel films.
The Razor Crest by LEGO (75292) is put through its paces in an in-depth review. Let’s see how it rated for playability and toy photography.
Mark Hogancamp used his mental illness to create real works of art, and touched a lot of lives by doing so—including my own.
Celebrate the wonders of Rock ‘n’ Roll with a six-image narrative with Deadpool recreating some classic rock-god poses.
Learn how to use reflectors to turn flat images into well-lit masterpiece, all without the need for additional artificial lights.
Everyone has those little bits from toys they don’t really want or need. Sometimes this detritus become useful. This is one of those times.
Light can be daunting for the beginner to understand. This post offers Dave’s advice for beginners to help remove the mystery of lighting.
Light can be daunting for the beginner to understand. Enjoy this essential guide to lighting for new toy photographers.
Practical effects can be fun. The BAAM! drain cleaner is useful for adding a burst of compressed air to energize your toy photography.
Our cameras take a real beating, and sometimes they give the ultimate sacrifice for our art. This time my camera got a fitting send off.
Toy photography in the snow is a great deal of fun. These tips will help make the most out of your next winter shoot.
Follow along as Dave builds his own hockey rink, including a net, to celebrate the return of the NHL playoffs with toy photography.
When I started shooting action figures, I quickly came across an existential question that I needed to solve for myself: Should I hide the joints in the figures when I post-process the photos, or should I leave them as is?
Dave does most of his creative and toy photography work in his basement, aka “Studio Dave.” Enjoy a no-holds-barred tour of his creative home.
Properly scaled backgrounds are hard to find. This tutorial series walks through building a simple diorama for 6″ action figures.
Properly scaled backgrounds are hard to find. This tutorial series walks through building a simple diorama that is properly scaled for 6″ action figures.
Properly scaled backgrounds are hard to find. This series walks through building a simple diorama that is properly scalled for 6″ action figures.