Monday, August 8, 2011

Taking shots of my toys

I am an avid collector of robot toys...especially ones from the 80's. Growing up, I've been fascinated with Astroboy, the Transformers, Macross, Voltron, Voltes V...and a lot more. Around 15 years ago I got fascinated by the Gundam I have those too. Although nowadays I rarely do build Gundam models because of all the time I dedicate to photography, which has taken about 1/3 of my life right now.

Anyway, couple of days ago I won an auction for a pair of Bandai Macross' joke machines. These toys are really rare. I had one when I was a kid and it gave me such a reminiscence when I won one at an auction years ago. Now I had a chance to own a pair of them so I did bid on them and I won. So I got it last week and I prepped the studio for of course...a photoshoot! Here's what I got:

For toy shots like these I like to use my 70mm macro lens and my camera set on a tripod. I use around 3 lights and a colored paper background. Basically the jpeg conversions of these photos don't give the actual shot any justice at all. However it works for the site. The complete series can be found here.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful job here. I seriously enjoyed what you had to say about Macross. Keep going because you absolutely bring a new voice to this topic. Not many people would say what you’ve said and still make it interesting. Nicely, at least I’m interested. Can’t wait to see much more of this from you. I just ordered these consoles at PIJ! I’m excited! I’m going to have these in week!