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The official podcast of ToyPhotographers.com! James Garcia interviews photographers around the world who are turning LEGO, action figures, miniatures, custom creations, and more into amazing works of art.

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    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 34 Ratings

The official podcast of ToyPhotographers.com! James Garcia interviews photographers around the world who are turning LEGO, action figures, miniatures, custom creations, and more into amazing works of art.

    The Creative Chip

    The Creative Chip

    Look up Chris Perry’s (@thecreativechip) YouTube channel, and you’ll see the tagline “Make Time for Your Creativity.” Perhaps that’s the best summation of Chris’s approach to toy photography: put in the time, make the commitment, and grow. And that approach definitely seems to working! 


     


    Cinematographer, videographer, and toy photographer, Chris Perry, otherwise known as The Creative Chip, creates images filled with emotion and story. In this interview, Sabrina Perry (@theperrylegoadventures)—and no relation!—chats with Chris about his work, his inspiration, and his journey as a toy photographer. 


     


    Listen in as they chat about:


        Their journeys to becoming toy photographers

        The personal stories and experiences that have motivated them and inspired their images

        The emotional elements of toy photography

        Being vulnerable on social media

        The intersection of “real life” and their creative lives

        The power of synchronicity

        Music as inspiration

        Goals for the future

        And so much more! 


     


    As always, we’d love to hear your thoughts after listening to this episode: What are your goals when it comes to your own toy photography? What other art forms inspire you? Have you tried taking a “curated” approach to your feed? What photographers/artists would you like to emulate? Leave a comment below, join our communities on MeWe, Facebook, or Instagram, and be sure to subscribe to the podcast so you’ll never miss an episode!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    #tp_seasonal a toy photography challenge

    #tp_seasonal a toy photography challenge

    October: What comes to mind? Apple cider and pumpkin spice? Goblins, ghosts, and monsters? Foliage and fallen leaves? Slasher films? All of the above? How did toy photographers capture the season? Well, listen in and find out, as Sabrina Perry (@theperrylegoadventures) and Shelly Corbett (@shellycorbettphotography) discuss the latest monthly challenge: seasonal photos (#tp_seasonal)


     


    As always, we’d love to hear your thoughts! Are you new to toy photography? If so, what questions do you have? Not new to the gig? Share your insights and advice—we’d love to learn from you! Leave a comment below or join our communities on MeWe, Facebook, or Instagram!

    • 49 min
    ”Newbies” talk cameras, gear

    ”Newbies” talk cameras, gear

     


    This episode of the Toy Photographers Podcast is the second of our special series focused on newcomers to the toy photography community. In today’s episode, your hosts, Terri (@greenehenphotography) and Ariel (@those_wonderful_toys), talk about the gear they use and have found helpful in their journeys as newbie toy photographers. 


     


    Much of the talk about cameras and gear can get pretty technical and into the weeds. Those just beginning can become quickly overwhelmed or, worse, hesitant to even begin! Rest assured, this episode will NOT get into the nitty-gritty. Instead, we describe what has worked for us, how we're still growing and developing, where we go for resources and information, how we manage to not spend a fortune on gear, and our advice for just getting started—regardless of the gear you may or may not have!


     


    As always, we’d love to hear your thoughts! Are you new to toy photography? If so, what questions do you have? Not new to the gig? Share your insights and advice—we’d love to learn from you! Leave a comment below or join our communities on MeWe, Facebook, or Instagram!


     


     

    • 59 min
    Getting started in toy photography from the perspective of two “newbies”

    Getting started in toy photography from the perspective of two “newbies”

    The toy photography community is a diverse group, and there are some incredible veterans out there—folks who have long been into both toys and photography! But what about the newbie toy photographer? Where to even begin? Well, we created this special series just for you—and perhaps for those out there who haven’t forgotten what it’s like to be a beginner! 


    In this first episode of a planned 8-part series, your hosts, Terri (@greenehenphotography) and Ariel (@those_wonderful_toys), both of whom have been photographing toys for less than a year, share their journeys thus far. 


    As always, we’d love to hear your thoughts! Are you new to toy photography? If so, what questions do you have? Not new to the gig? Share your insights and advice—we’d love to learn from you! Leave a comment below or join our communities on MeWe, Facebook, or Instagram!


     

    • 57 min
    #tp_mixtape photo challenge

    #tp_mixtape photo challenge

    Before digital platforms made putting songs together in playlists a breeze, many of us (of a certain age, perhaps) remember spending hours at a time carefully curating sets of songs and then recording them onto cassettes and passing them along to friends and loved ones. Ah, the classic mixtape—and the inspiration for the latest toy photography challenge. 


    In this episode of the Toy Photographer’s Podcast, Sabrina (@theperrylegoadventures) and Shelly (@shellycorbettphotography) break down September’s community challenge: using music and song lyrics to inspire toy photography (#tp_mixtape). What started out as an idea and a pitchto the toy photographers community from Sabrina led to an incredible month of inspiring photos paired with music spanning decades and genres. More than 180 photos were tagged with #tp_mixtape!


    As always the full show notes and images referenced in this episode can be found on the Toy Photographers Blog. You can also find more articles on creativity and toy photography on our website, toyphotographers.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, MeWe and Instagram. Subscribe to our weekly email roundup so that you never miss a post, and join our communities on MeWe and Flickr. 


     


     

    • 57 min
    Finding creative inspiration in LEGO‘s MARVEL CMF series

    Finding creative inspiration in LEGO‘s MARVEL CMF series

    If you’ve been watching any TV in the past year, chances are you’ve seen (or at least heard about) Marvel’s newest installments on Disney+: WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Solider, Loki, and it’s most recent offering, What If…? Now, you can get LEGO Marvel Collectible Minifigures to match your favorite shows and characters! But are they worth it? Listen in as Shelly Corbett and Sabrina Perry discuss the set and you be the judge (spoiler alert: YES!).


    As always the full show notes and images referenced in this episode can be found on the Toy Photographers Blog. You can also find more articles on creativity and toy photography on our website, toyphotographers.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, MeWe and Instagram. Subscribe to our weekly email roundup so that you never miss a post, and join our communities on MeWe and Flickr. 

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Podcast and Storytelling Fan ,

Explores the “Art” of Toy Photography

To be transparent, I’m part of the Toy Photographers team, and I even host the occasional episode of this show, but I was a longtime listener before ever joining the ToyPhotographers.com crew. I love that this show helps toy photographers look past simply the pop culture references and characters/IPs in our pictures, and delves into the artistry and technical skills involved with the work. Topics are widely varied and I always come away inspired and having learned something.

Mac Tower ,

Great podcast!

I am a longtime photographer and always find the topics to be entertaining and it really helps me get creative both in and our of the toy photography world.

Wowflute ,

Love it!

I love Toy Photography! This podcast is an excellent way to get to know other folks in the niche and learn about how they got into it. Lots of great ideas and styles spoken about. Professionally recorded and easy to listen to.

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