Practical effects can be fun. The BAAM! drain cleaner is useful for adding a burst of compressed air to energize your toy photography.
When you’ve been scrolling through toy photographers on Instagram for a few years, sometimes it all starts to look the same. The same action figures, the same action scenes, the same clever cinematic effects, the same dramatic lighting. Though I never really tire of the endless variations on the same …
Learn how Adam (@BurkeHeadToys) 3D printed a special Mandalorian helmet for his Star Wars the Black Series The Child (Baby Yoda) figure.
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.
Learn how to effectively photograph large LEGO cities using a very special Ninjago MOC, from wide shots to details.
Follow along as Dave builds his own hockey rink, including a net, to celebrate the return of the NHL playoffs with toy photography.
Learn to turn your Star Wars the Black Series Mandalorian action figure into a custom beskar armor version with articulated cape.
Toy photography doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Learn how to build effective backgrounds using items from your recycling bin.
I had the itch to do some new building, and rather than a new kit it was prime time for a redo of the original MOC. This would be one base plate (3 sided) and loaded with…
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.
Alan offers a simple tutorial for creating a sunset silhouette with your toy photography. All it requires is a light source and some household items.
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.
Star Wars 6-inch action figure customizer Jon Black, @12parsecscustoms on Instagram, shares his process, sources and tips for making custom figures.
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.
Alan reviews and shoots the LEGO Death Star II Battle (GWP) set 40407, was available free with $75 Shop.LEGO.com purchases for Star Wars Day 2020.
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.