Playmobil – Lucky’s House from Spirit Riding Free

•December 31, 2020 • Leave a Comment

Lily received this as a Birthday present a short time ago so have now had a chance to have a look at it through a lens-eye-view. A lot larger than I am used to and took a lot of lighting – up to as I seem to recal in one of the images. Quite pleased with the results.

Deep Blue Sea

•August 8, 2020 • Leave a Comment

The good thing about creativity – for those in the know! – is that often the route you star with diverts significantly but instead of being a hindrance, rather opens up developed ideas and so outcomes.
With these images pretty much what I had planned and expected went out of the window with the first click of the camera.

Rather that stop I kind of worked through it and instead used the space and the set-up to think rather about the next session and idea – all the while mulling over the move into podcasting I have been planning as a further creative outlet.

What they did work for, was how narrative that can come through, whch I was pleased about.

So, the images while not what I had anticipated became a session about other things – while still getting some shots I was pleased with as studies for further ones soon.

Creativity is creativity, not everyone has it, sure you can teach technique but you can’t teach talent. and even creativity is not always running at 100% you just have to recognise the fact.

Armoured Train

•May 9, 2020 • Leave a Comment

I saw this already built WW1 Russian Armoured Train on Ebay, 1/72 scale by HobbyBoss and so was able to get it, interested to see how it photographed and these tests are ok but will hopefully revisit at some point in the future.

Tactical Withdrawel

•May 9, 2020 • Leave a Comment

I saw these figures as a free giveaway on a Gaming Magazine so naturally bought them, they are I think 28mm so a tad larger than my usual scale but I liked the sense of movement and additional detail this presented.

Weapons and Tool…2

•September 23, 2019 • Leave a Comment

Been too long again since I posted, this time some additional shots that I took as tests and will re-visit as one does!

Weapons and Tools…

•March 19, 2019 • Leave a Comment

Been a while since I posted even though I have kept taking the photos!  I came across these and lit them to make them appear slightly unreal given the nature of their roles and reasons for existence.

The Lone Ranger…and Tonto

•August 4, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Had a lot of fun lighting these although to be fair the Tonto figure was a lot more fun and easier to get some effective and dramatic lighting set-ups. The coloured lighting made them more cinematic which is always the challenge and intention.

Darth Vader and Kylo Ren

•July 24, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Another posting, this time of both Darth Vader and Kylo Ren. Most of the time on these is spent on the Photoshop work on the lightsaber glow, but at least I now have an ok and not too time consuming method of working on this aspect of the images.

Bits and bobs for the setting/locale was pretty useful particularly on the Kylo Ren character set up…..More to follow!


Quorra: Tron

•July 13, 2018 • Leave a Comment

I have been taking a lot of pics lately of the Disney Infinity figures I have collected and been waiting to find the time to capture, so quite a few posts on the way.

I must admit I really enjoyed lighting and studying this figure, the fact that it/she was black-clad helped in the lighting aspect, trying different set-ups to both reveal and hide aspects, very cinematic as a figure I thought.

Some similar poses but very different lighting for emotive effect, hope you enjoy.

Mulan….part deux! and a Hello Kitty!

•July 5, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Another figure was acquire (not by me!!!) and as before wanted to photograph it before play and smaller hands changed the pristine condition…and a bonus Hello Kitty character. Probably the last of the figures but who knows and they were good while they lasted, very interesting to light and photograph.