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.
One of the joys of doing this podcast is connecting with artists whose work I admire. Alan Rappa is one such photographer. I’m a big fan of Alan’s cinematic style and crisp macro work that brings you right into the scene. I love the way he can recreate scenes from …
One of my favorite parts of being a toy photographer is the toy photo community itself, and the wonderful people from around the world who share in this hobby. One such person is Doug Gary, a LEGO photographer from the Bay Area who I met at the Oregon Meetup in …
The poignant story of Mark Hogancamp is a familiar one for toy photographers, as it was first told in the 2010 documentary, Marwencol, and subsequent book, Welcome to Marwencol. Last year, Robert Zemeckis brought the story to the masses on the big screen, with… mixed results.
After taking some much needed R&R, I’m thrilled to be back on the podcast this week!