Hello fellow Toy Photographers!

We want to start featuring more of our community members. We are going to start doing Friday Features and we want to showcase your art.  These features will involve a post on the website and a feature on our social channels and email newsletter.

These features are by invite only. If you have gotten a link to this page please email the corresponding answers to the ToyPhotographers.com team member who reached out to you along with the photos.

With the answers to the questions above it would be great to send over 5-10 of your favorite photos.

Also, you do not need to answer all of the questions. Answering 5-10 of your favorite questions is fine by us.

Basic Info:

Name
Instagram handle
MeWe profile (if you have one)
Website

Questions: 

1. Tell us about yourself (optional). What’s your day job, country of origin, languages you speak, background in photography.
2. How long have you been a toy photographer and what attracts you to this hobby?
3. Where do you get your best photography ideas?
4. Tell us about your process in creating images from original thought to final photo image.
5. What photography editing software do you commonly use in your image creation and how does it help you express your ideas?
6. What is your current equipment set-up and why is it your favorite?
7. Do you have a ‘high-end’ and ‘low-end’ set of gear for your photography?
8. Tell us your favorite photography environment (indoor or outdoor) and why it is the place where you like to create your best work.
9. What are the essential tools in your toy photography arsenal and what might we find surprising in your tool kit? (i.e. bubble gum, peacock feathers, etc.)
10. What kind of reaction are you looking for from your viewers? –
11. What has been your most treasured feedback?
12. Toy photography can present some unique challenges. Tell us about some of your more memorable ones and how you have overcome them.
13. There are a lot of toys out there to choose from to photograph. What is your favorite toy line and why?
14. What is your favorite toy photography-related memory?
15. You have an amazing portfolio of toy imagery, which image has an unexpected story behind it?
16. What are some common mistakes you see in other people’s images and lighting set-ups?
17. Who are your greatest influences – toy photographers or otherwise?
18. Your work is fantastic but everyone has to start somewhere! If you could go back in time and talk to your young self, what would you make sure they knew on day one of their toy photography journeys?
19. What are the most important tips that a new hobbyist should know if they are interested in pursuing toy photography?
20. What else would you like us to know about you or your photography?
21. What is your greatest toy photography achievement?