Between a Brick and a Hard Place

Since starting on this toy photography path, I have been collecting and shooting articulated action figures. If you listened to my interview on the Toy Photographers podcast, I mentioned how I loved having a physical toy that reminds me of my youth. And although I didn’t say it in the …

One World, Two Storytellers

July brought a real diamond to the creative Toy Photographers’ community. The challenge, suggested by Joshua Kittleson, was dedicated to the emotional reactions between two subjects/persons united with one story. Enjoying this interesting event, I prepared some images based on this rich concept in order to share my creative joy …

Two Shot Challenge – the winners

Recently Joshua Kittleson challenged our MeWe group to explore the classic cinematic two shot. Today I want to show you the winners of our successful MeWe Two Shot Challenge. I’ve hosted many a challenge over the years and sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t. The Two Shot Challenge was …

The Two Shot Challenge

Its time to introduce our June Challenge from our MeWe community: the Two Shot Challenge Rather than a theme challenge I want to introduce a new concept: the compositional challenge. I’m in need of a good technical challenge and the lovely folks at The Photographers Blog have allowed me to …

The toys that bind us

This hobby of toy photography is a fascinating thing — a large group of people around the world taking pictures of small, lifeless objects. I have mentioned in a previous post (click here to read) that it has forged unlikely friendships from all walks of life and corners of the …

MeWe Challenge: Fairytales

November saw our first monthly photo challenge across G+, Flickr and our new home MeWe. The theme for November’s challenge was fairytales! As well as the usual fun and the chance for the winner’s photograph to adorn the MeWe community’s banner, we also had a fitting prize attached. To go …

G+ Challenge: Spooky

After carefully looking through last months G+ Challenge: Spooky, one thing is very clear – you guys LOVE Halloween! From the spooky to the funny to the truly frightening, the members of the G+ Community showed their holiday spirit. One of the great aspects of Toy Photography is that you …

The Winners of our July G+ Challenge

July saw our G+ community looking for their favourite toy in the latest challenge. Sounds easy, right? Well the varied approach to this challenge shows it wasn’t easy picking just one favourite toy, but the resulting entries were both wonderful and insightful! One Toy to rule them all, One Toy …

Caption this!

“Caption this!” is without a doubt the most successful competition in our G+ community to date. Imagine an entire month where the photographers ask the viewers to caption their images. An entire month of oneupmanship from some of the funniest and clever folks I know! Thanks to the brilliant mind of …

Series 18 contest winner

Today Shelly and I picked the winner of the Toy Photographers Series 18 Minifigures contest from Instagram that we ran with the LEGO Minifigures team and the LEGO group, and three other toy photography groups. And we did this sitting next to each other in Shelly’s home! Yes, I’ve arrived in …