Using Mirrors to Extend a Background

I’ve been doing LEGO photography for a while and like many people, my collection consists of built and displayed sets as well as bulk pieces to make the MOCs for my photos. Who hasn’t dreamed of making large LEGO sets, which take up a lot of space in the photo? But unfortunately, we’re confronted with…

How to Shoot LEGO in “Space”

Space– the final frontier. Not only for toy photography but within reason, we can take some bricks or figures almost anywhere on the planet to take pictures. Not everyone has millions of dollars to build real rockets and go to space. So if we want to take LEGO to (outer) space, we have to fake…

How to shoot LEGO cars

We’ve invited our community member m1brickcars to share some advices to take realistic LEGO cars pictures and this is what he came out with!

Tumblr Quick Start Guide for Instagram Photographers

Instagram has always been problematic for photographers, but now it’s downright hostile. Tumblr, on the other hand, not only welcomes images, they love fandoms. LEGO toy photography is a perfect fit! Since most of our community is on Instagram, I’ve cooked up a quick start guide to help you get started on Tumblr using the…

Using Flags to Control Light in LEGO Photography

We often say that light is the basis of photography and this is absolutely true. The more light you have at your disposal, the better But sometimes we need to limit the amount of light or direct it in a special way to create a certain atmosphere. In this situation, the so-called black flags come…

Make Decor for LEGO Toy Photography

For this month of April, I was in charge of presenting you with the monthly tips. I have chosen to show you some tips for making small realistic decors within everyone’s reach to improve your photographic work. Indeed, it may happen that you want to take a picture in a winter environment but we are…

Using Humor in LEGO Toy Photography

This month we talk together about how to make a photograph more joyful. Our goal will be to make people who look at our photographs smile and brighten their days. There are different types of humor depending on the people we are talking to, whether it is our family, our friends, work colleagues or even…

Using Camera Angles

Let’s talk a little bit about using camera angles in photography. This subject isn’t new at BrickCentral. Recently (August 2021) we had the monthly challenge #bc_pov (from @Nocturnelle9) which refers to a camera angle “Point of View”. In July 2020, @Foolishbricks talked about this in one of his tips. I strongly recommend revisiting these. While…

How to Use Fog, Mist and Haze to Improve your LEGO Pictures

This month we will be looking at particles and particle effects that are in the air. Everyone knows it, light rays shining through leaves, sun rays through windows, the fog hanging in the valley, etc. All these effects can add depth to an image, convey a mood or just make it look epic. But how can you recreate such effects for your LEGO photos without artificially adding them through image editing? That’s what I’m going to explain to you this month.