How to come up with better concepts for your LEGO photos

I intend to have a conversation with you about some ideas on how to think and plan so that your photos bring an adjacent meaning beyond the mere frozen image that appears in the first and shallowest plane of those who observe it. In other words, I intend to inspire them to seek to create…

How to Focus Stack to Get More Depth

I’m honored to have been contacted by Brickcentral to offer you the September tip of the month. I’d like to talk about a technical subject that you probably won’t use every day, but which can be very useful in certain cases, and which I use regularly in my photography: focus stacking. During photo shoots, we’re…

Outdoor photography tips with Suzy and red bike

For this tip, I’ll show you how to take better photos outdoors by tweaking details. Start with a minifig and “something” because it’s the easiest setup you can photograph. It requires little amount of forest, garden, or beach to borrow for a while. Try to find a place with fairly the same level of light…

Shooting Lego Sets Interiors

I wanted to go back to basics with some tips on how to shoot interiors of standard sets. This will include several tips on how to set up the scene, where to put lights, and how to edit to achieve a certain style.I divided my sets into four themes, Creator 3-in-1, Friends, TV sets, and…

Framing Camera Shots

When it comes to photography, there are a variety of shots a photographer can take that help you tell a story for your viewer. Many of the terms I’ll be using this month originate in film-making, which I learned in various courses in art school like storyboarding and film history, and are equally relevant to…

Building and Photographing Brick-built Scenes

This article is intended as a compilation of tips to consider when shooting entire LEGO-built scenes, especially if you don’t have a lot of brick resources available for large MOCs. My goal is to remind you of some important compositional basics to consider when you build your brick scene and how to utilize this to…

Conveying Emotions in Toy Photography

For me, the most important thing in a photo is the storytelling. Photographing any minifigure in any environment is within everyone’s reach. But if you want to catch the eye and the curiosity of the viewer, your photo must tell a story. And to tell a story, it may be necessary to convey an emotion….