German toy photographer Astrid Heyland returns to the show to take a special deep dive into her work with interviewer Kristina Alexanderson.
This week, we’re taking a trip to that galaxy far, far away for a special review of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker—from a toy photographer’s perspective.
One of the fun challenges of toy photography is bringing our plastic, inanimate objects to life. An effective way to do this is to capture them moving, or imply that they’re moving. We saw many great examples of this in last month’s MeWe community “Leap” challenge, and Kristina and I …
For 2020 Shelly and I have started a new podcast series. The idea is to highlight some of the creative aspects of photography. It will air one a month and in short be me talking to other photographers about their work, what they do, and why they do whatever they …
If you’ve been following the blog, and particularly Shelly’s work, you’ve no doubt seen the fantastic custom Mouse Guard minifigures created by Crazy Bricks‘ Guy Himber. If you’re like me and have been wanting to photograph the long out-of-stock figures yourself, you’re in luck!
What comes to mind when you think of the color red? Like all colors, red symbolizes and brings to mind a plethora of emotions. For our first creative exercise of the year, Kristina and I decided to finally tackle a bit of color theory, and see how we intentionally use …
It’s official: 2019 is behind us, a new year is in full swing, and the times, they are a changin’! Who better to discuss the changes happening here at Toy Photographers than our two fearless leaders, Shelly and Alan?
Hello, dear podcast listeners, and happy new year! After taking a much-needed break over the holidays, we are back and excited for what’s to come in Year three (can you believe it?) of the show.
Are you a fan of black and white photography? The medium has been around as long as photography itself, and it’s the focus of this month’s podcast theme exercise.
For this week’s podcast, Kristina and I tackled our biggest and most popular theme to date: Death!
This week our very own Alan Rappa makes his triumphant return to the podcast! Hilarity and great conversation ensues.
Like summer before it, our latest seasonal podcast theme appears to have captured the imaginations of many toy photographers!
This week’s podcast guest has been a near-daily source of inspiration of mine for quite some time. So I’m excited that I finally got the chance not only to interview him, but to pick his brain about indoor photography and practical effects.
This week, Kristina and I are putting the relaxing days of Summer behind us, and going “back to reality” for this month’s podcast theme exercise.
My love of Stormtroopers is well documented on the podcast, so you can imagine my enjoyment when I finally got a real-life Trooper on the show!
Summer is in the air, and on the airwaves! The popular season is the subject of our latest podcast theme, and it turned out to be a popular one indeed!
Have you ever wanted to print your photos? Then this is the podcast for you! I brought in two printing experts – Shelly and Kristina – to discuss not only the how, but also the why of photo printing.
Today’s podcast guest is someone whose work I’ve been seeing for 15 years, but just didn’t know it. In fact, many toy photographers and collectors have purchased his work without even realizing it. I’m talking about toy packaging artist Jerry Wilson.
It’s hard to believe that James Gibbs has only been doing toy photography since early 2018. His work has made such an impression on me that I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t seeing his clever images grace my feed.
First, we challenged ourselves to recreate the work of another artist. Then we remade our own photos. Now, in this closing chapter of our photo recreation trilogy, Kristina and I recreate one of each other’s photos – and learn quite a bit about ourselves work in the process.