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A LEGO Minecraft Christmas

A LEGO Minecraft Christmas told in six photos. As the holidays approached there was a festive spirit running through The  Overworld, The Nether and The End. All the inhabitants of the Minecraft World were looking forward to the upcoming feast.

Big Doings On Google+

With the help of a couple of awesome folks I’m trying something new in 2017 in our StuckinPlastic Google+ Community. Beginning this month we’re sponsoring and promoting a monthly photo challenge.

Star Wars Contest follow-up

Our second photographic competition has come to a conclusion and the winners have been notified. With 184 photos from 72 entrants, we doubled the participation levels of our last contest. And let me be the first to say: You guys rock!

2016 Highlights – my perspective

Like my friend Brett, I also had an amazing year. 2016 was a year filled with photography, new friendships, toy photography related travel and lots of photography meet-ups. The year started out strong and finished even stronger with many amazing experiences in between.

Moving from the abstract to the concrete

I have raised my kids within the Montessori system of education which believes in the natural progression of learning that moves from the concrete to abstract. This concept is defined by the children first working with physical objects like wooden blocks and beads that represent abstract concepts like the number system and mathematical equations.

Interesting KickStarter Projects

I’ve backed many Kickstarter projects over the years including a few that are toy related: Crazy Arms, Adaptalux and MouseGuard to name a few. These three campaigns have been an asset to my own creativity and I’m grateful to the Kickstarter platform for helping my fellow creative’s realize their dreams.

US Toy Photography Meet Up – 2017

@krash_override, @Lizzybelle9, and myself will be hosting the 2017 Stuck in Plastic US meet-up in San Francisco but we can’t decide on the best weekend. We’ve come up with three good possibilities and now it’s your turn to let us know which one works best for you. [democracy id=”2″]

The Basics – Exposure Compensation

Every DSLR camera owner has his or her preferred camera settings. Many photographers swear by the Manual setting, while others love to use Shutter Priority or Aperture Priority. They each have their advantages depending on what your personal creative vision is.

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