📷 Toy photography is a fun and creative way to capture the world of miniature figures, whether they be action figures, dolls, or collectibles.
I myself enjoy toy photography because it allows me to express my imagination and bring favorite characters to life in new and exciting ways. Plus, it’s a great excuse to play with toys again!🤩
A brief history of toy photography can be traced back to the early days of photography, when people would use small figurines as models for their photographs. But it has really taken off in recent years with the rise of social media and the ability for anyone to share their work online.
Setting up the scene
One of the most important aspects of toy photography is creating a believable and interesting setting for your figures. This can be done by choosing the right background, whether it be a simple solid color or an elaborate diorama.
Lighting is also crucial, as it can be used to create mood and depth in your photos. Experiment with different light sources and angles to see what works best for your scene. And don’t forget the props and accessories! These can help to add realism and personality to your photos.
Just remember, a lightsaber is not a prop for a toy from the 1800s 😉
- Choosing the right background: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jDV8u8xK9n0
- Lighting techniques: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r_Yi7MnJFs
- Props and accessories: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WFpZMi_oKo
Camera settings and equipment
Post-processing and editing
Sharing and displaying your work
Now that you’ve created some amazing toy photos, it’s time to share them with the world! Social media platforms like Instagram, TikTok, and Flickr are great places to share your work and connect with other toy photographers.
You can also create an online portfolio using website builders like Wix, Squarespace, or WordPress. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can even print and sell your photos as prints or on merchandise like t-shirts and mugs. 😎
check my personal toyphotography work at my Instagram account @anmarmj
Toy photography is a fun and creative hobby that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. By experimenting with different settings, camera equipment, and editing techniques, you can create unique and imaginative photos of your favorite toys. And don’t forget to share your work and connect with other toy photographers online.
For more information and inspiration you can always drop me a message