Reflectors and how to use them with toys

Every outdoor photographer should have a reflector in their kit and know how to use it while shooting their toys. Why? Because when you shoot outdoors, you only have one light source – the sun, and it’s rarely where you need it. When you add a reflector to your kit you can achieve even lighting on your toy, fill in those deep shadows and eliminate that shiny plastic line so often seen in toy photography. Continue reading “Reflectors and how to use them with toys”

A little challenge

Last Sunday I tried to shoot Mikes Outdoor Lightening challenge and I failed miserable at it. After a full week of travelling for Darth Inc. I found myself in the Studio with a cup of coffee, the same little challenge in front of me and the will to succeed this time. Continue reading “A little challenge”

One way to think about photo editing

I was asked to write a blog post about photo editing. I’m probably not the best person for this job because I try to do as little as possible. I try to capture the image I’m looking for ‘in-camera’. While I know there are many photographers that do amazing work creating luscious photos from their imagination using Photoshop,  (Zenith_Ardor comes to mind) ; that’s not me. So for now, I will simply get the conversation started. Continue reading “One way to think about photo editing”

A little book …

Our 2015 book challenge is running strong and we only have two and a half places left in our sign up list. If you would like to be a part of this unique event, then now is the time to sign up!
But do read the details before you commit as it will take a creative investment and a little bit of money.

One question that came back quite often was “where to start?” How to get that ready made book under the Christmas tree and get over the writer’s block created by the white page as this little adventure might be slightly overwhelming at first.

Today I will give you the simple walk through of how I tackled my very first book a few years ago and I use the same selection fundamentals today. It is an easy, straight forward simple way that you can do this weekend for yourself with your own pictures, at your own speed, even if you do not participate in our epic book exchange here on Stuck In Plastic … Continue reading “A little book …”