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.
Dave offers simple tips for making a brick wall diorama for your toy photography. Part 1 of this four-part series covers carving the foam wall.
Adding paint to action figures can bring out detail and add an aged look. Dave tries painting and weathering a Black Series Baby Yoda figure.
Toy Photographer Dave DeBaeremaeker reviews the new Lume Cube Panel Mini light and compares how it stacks up against the original square Lume Cube.
A behind-the-scenes story of a plastic egg, spray paint, an inner voice, a Hot Toys Deadpool figure and how it all came together in a dramatic toy photo.
Quarantine takes a mental toll on all of us. Check in with Dave and see how he has been handling the stress, and learning to forgive a lack of creativity.
Putting the sun directly in the background of your shot can make a dramatic image. Follow this tutorial to learn how to do it with your toy photography.