If all this time you’ve only been photography sexy beautiful models, you’ll soon find out that it gets old and ordinary. How about giving other objects a chance? Try experimenting with photographing toys, and through creative angles and composition, you can turn your photographs into a work of art. And through these toys, you can also create a story. The following are several examples of photographs by various professional photographers, to get you started and spark your imagination.
Tips for photographing action figures:
1. Use a macro lens.
Action figures are usually tiny in size. That is why by using a macro lens, you are then able to photograph at a very close focal length. With the macro lens, you can create a larger feel to the photograph of the tiny action figures.
2. Know the character of the action figure you are about to photograph.
By knowing the character of your action figure, it’ll be easier to tell a story in the photograph.
3. Create a scenario.
Arrange the set in such a way that your action figure is in an elaborate scene or is telling an interesting story, not just a mere stationery photograph.
4. Don’t be afraid to experiment
The good thing about toy photography is that; there no set rules on how to do it right. As a photographer, you create your own style. You may want to apply the things you learned about product-photography and use that light box as a studio for your “models”. I love borrowing dolls from my niece and getting a “professional magazine like model” shoot. You can have our pets interact with your toys too. Just fire away, you’re bound to get a few great “keepers”.