The very first Toy Bloggers United contest is now officially underway. Matt over at the Toy Box has coordinated an awesome new contest for toy fans and collectors. To enter, all you have to do is add a comment on the contest page (not here on the page you’re reading now!). Prizes have been supplied by Cool & Collected […]
It’s amazing how the background of a picture can take a photo from meh to magnificent! It’s not difficult to achieve some really exciting results using items you can find laying around the house. If you want your subject to really pop out, use a background color from the opposite side of the color wheel. Greedo is green, so an orange sheet […]
So, there’s a theme going on this week — action figure photography. Taking photos of action figures is one of my favorite hobbies, it’s like being a photographer to the stars, without the big budget and celebrity egos. Action figures are just lifeless lumps of plastic, but you might be surprised at how life-like those figures […]
I’ve been playing with my toys lately, and found this amazingly simple trick to really add some bang to your action figure photography. You only need three things that you probably already have laying around the house: 1. cotton, 2. yellow spray paint, and 3. flashlight. Spray paint the cotton — don’t worry about total coverage […]
The other day, I showed you my new lighting setup for taking action figure photos. The lack of a lightbox to diffuse the harsh light was preventing me from getting the shots I really wanted, especially for straight up product shots. A trip to the fabric store solved the problem. I purchased a yard of […]
I love to take photos of action figures but it’s a bit of a headache to set up the light booth and lamps. It’s not easy when you have to dismantle your photo booth and lighting setup after every session. I was inspired by Philip’s new home photo studio over at Battlegrip, and challenged myself to […]
The US Postal Service has been taking a lot of heat lately for their “non-traditional” stamps, but if it gets us Batman stamps, I’m okay with it. Bring on an Adam West/Burt Ward tribute series next. Now those are true American heroes!
Lately, my collecting interests have been shifting. This isn’t anything new, my areas of interest have always been a work in process. I have shelves and boxes full of awesome 80’s toys, but they’ve started to lose a little luster for me. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the stuff, but if I’m searching […]