How to use Light Painting in LEGO Photography

Once more the discussion on the Brickcentral Discord server about a topic lead me to write something about some tips and tricks and how to use them in LEGO photography. This time the topic is light painting. You could call photography itself painting with light, but the term “light painting” refers to a technique where…

Shooting LEGO in Water

Recently I was involved in a discussion on Brickcentral’s Discord server about techniques to shoot LEGO models or minifigures with real water and how to get nice water effects like colour and reflections. I was invited to share my tips here. Before I start, here is a big caution and disclaimer: Be very careful when…

Creating a stronger silhouette

For this month’s tips, I’m going to show you how to use silhouettes to help your audience easily identify the subject and action of your photo. The use of a distinctive silhouette has been a staple of character designers to make easily recognizable characters. This advice comes from my college instructors in design and animation,…

How to Create Dioramas for LEGO Photography

Most of you probably don’t know that I have a degree in fine art and I enjoy putting it to use when making dioramas. This month I will be showing you how to create realistic looking concrete walls out of styrofoam and plaster of Paris to create interesting environments for your minifigs like this: It’s…