Over the years my creative process has changed. As of late, I've been focusing on longer form photo series, as well as life outside of my artistic practice. And as I consider where I want my art to go from here, I'm reminded of pieces I've created in the past. Lately I've been enamored by... Continue Reading →
Some frequently asked questions and answers! Let me know what I missed in a comment below whether on the question or answer side! Click on a question in the list below to be taken directly to that spot on the page. How do I take realistic images of toys? How do I create practical effects... Continue Reading →
It all started with the word ‘humid.’ In Florida it’s always humid. Go outside with your camera and the lens immediately fogs up. If you want a non-fog filled image quickly you have to wipe the condensation from your lens and hope for the best. Otherwise you wait up to 30 minutes or more until... Continue Reading →
As you may well know, my sister and I went to the opening of the David Levinthal exhibit at the Smithsonian in DC. A very cool feature of that exhibit, is that one of David Levinthal's dioramas is on display. To my understanding, Levinthal commissions custom pieces for him to then assemble to the needs... Continue Reading →
A human face can tell us a lot about the person, through their expression, wrinkles, sunspots, makeup, etc. A toy face is a bit different. Typically expressionless are bound to one emotion, we have to find ways to tell the figure’s story for them through posing, lighting and other props.
Most of us mini enthusiasts can attest that we've loved the tiniest of objects from childhood. I, myself, absolutely adored Polly Pockets, and still have much of my collection to this day. Add to that, a passion for photography I discovered around the age of 14. My family and I took a vacation to the... Continue Reading →
I recently picked up 'Why It Does Not Have to be in Focus: Modern Photography Explained" by Jackie Higgens, on recommendation from a toy photo friend. Within it's pages, Higgins offers short conclusions on the photographic genres - portraits, document, still life, narrative, landscape and abstract, followed by numerous examples. This allows the book to... Continue Reading →
Today, I'm going to discuss miniature photography special effects. The effects below are ones done in front of the camera lens, not in post processing. I may do a follow up post with more effects and/or info on post processing options, so if you'd like to see anything in that regard, leave a comment... Continue Reading →