Star Wars 6-inch action figure customizer Jon Black, @12parsecscustoms on Instagram, shares his process, sources and tips for making custom figures.
In the midst of global pandemic, toy photographer Teddi Deppner finds solace and beauty in building the LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop 10270 for this review.
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?”
Toy photographer Teddi Deppner reviews the Easter bunny LEGO set just released in spring 2020. There are a lot of nice features, but one big disappointment.
Teddi Deppner and Ann Miss_Feklista collaborate on “The Artist’s Mystery” story. Will young James overcome his nightmares and find a direction for his art?
We had nearly 40 six image narratives published in 2019 by many talented artists in our toy photography community. Come see the whole collection…
Your toy photography can make the perfect, unique gift. Whether it’s Christmas, Valentine’s Day, a birthday or graduation, this is your chance…
When the owners of the LEGO Ideas Treehouse decide it’s time to sell, who will they find that could enjoy their forest home as much as they do?
When life gets busy, does your toy photography get left behind? Teddi Deppner shares her top 3 tips for keeping your toy photo mojo alive!
Bigger LEGO sets are fantastic re-usable toy photography settings. In this article, Teddi Deppner compares Bricklink’s AFOL Designer Program Eight Studs set and the LEGO Ideas Treehouse.
Subtle differences in angle, light, pose, and crop can make a huge difference in the emotion and story conveyed by your photo.
Happy Star Wars Day, everyone!
As we often share stories from toy photographers about their “Why” (see JoanMarcF’s post or Carlos Hernández’s for a couple of recent ones), it got me thinking about how we find our place as a toy photographer, and specifically finding a niche within the fictional universes we love.
Dorado’s First T-Rex Now you know the story of how Dorado, the golden-headed custom LEGO created by @krash_override, tamed his first Tyrannosaurus Rex. This isn’t the only dinosaur Dorado has tamed, so if you want to see more of his adventures you can find him at @mightysmallstories on Instagram.
This was the first year I really paid attention and participated in the #Jantmanuary fun, and it was a great experience. There were 1,244 posts in #jantmanuary_2019 as I write this blog. The variety of photos is fantastic, and it’s a subject that really lets the photographer’s imagination shine. Between the …
Through the generosity of The LEGO Group, our Toy Photographers blog got a chance to review the LEGO Minecraft™ BigFig sets that were released on January 3, 2019.
I’ve seen fellow toy photographers on Instagram posting their BTS (behind the scenes) shots, with their indoor lighting setups. I had a couple of lights I could use and figured, “That doesn’t look too hard.” Boy, was I wrong. I wanted to quickly set up and take some pictures that …
I know what you’re thinking. “The pitfalls of toy collecting?! There are no pitfalls, because toy collecting is awesome in every way!”
One of the joys of toy photography for me is creating stories about beloved characters from my favorite fandoms.
Toy photography is a relatively new passion for me. I’ve always enjoyed macro photography, mostly focused on the insect world and flowers.