I thought I’d take a moment to throw some of our Halloween-related photos your way.
As I enjoyed detailing what I did yesterday and again have nothing else to say, I’m going to detail a second visual effects job I did on a toy photo I took.
Just taking a moment to highlight a photo editing job I did for my hobby account. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.
I am so ridiculously proud of Nate for the photo he took today. This is the finished shot, post editing…
Throughout this past week, I ran yet another round of A Week of Victims on my hobby IG account in celebration of Friday the 13th. In case you need a reminder, this is when I take Jason Voorhees toys and have them menace other toys for fun.
It doesn’t happen often, but once in a while, I find myself with the time and creativity to put a little extra effort into my toy photography.
Very briefly tonight, we had tornado sirens sound near our house. They ended almost immediately and all the storm clouds blew past.
Happy birthday, 'Murica. You're not at all the country I was raised in or led to believe is a big, beautiful home that is open to all. Instead, you're quickly becoming a morass of violence, hate, bigotry, and just general ill will.
I was trying to snap a photo of the smog that had settled on the Chicagoland area as a result of the wildfires up in Canadia.
Why can’t I take pictures like this of real people and make some money off this hobby of mine?
And here are a bunch of random pictures from our vacation in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Fort Bragg.
Okay, I lied a little yesterday when I said I wasn’t going to recap our vacation at all. I will. Just a little. In the form of photos. These are from the second leg of our trip, which was down in Los Angeles, specifically Universal Studios Hollywood and Funko HQ Hollywood.
Holy cow! Just about a month until we go on vacation. I can't believe how quickly the time has flown between hearing about the need to start planning this trip and actually freaking out about it happening.
I’ve been playing around with an app called LensFX on my iPhone to apply visual effects to some of my toy photography. I’ve used it primarily for lightning and lens flares and fog and some textures.
I snapped this photo of two action figures recently.
One of the coolest things about toy photography is trying to make do without having too much in the way of sets or dioramas or whatnot. One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is to scour the web for hi-res photography that can be used on the background of your computer behind the subject of your photo.
In celebration of the last three Friday the 13ths, I’ve run a personal toy photography challenge wherein I use a Jason Voorhees toy of some sort in a series of photos for the Monday thru Friday leading up to the 13th.
I'm halfway through my Kevin's 7: Video '22 list. Really! I am! I just can't type anymore tonight and I still need to steal some accompanying images. Yadda yadda yadda.
Hey all! Just a quick note wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah (ending tomorrow), Happy Kwanzaa (starting tomorrow), and a Happy New Year!
I usually try to keep my personal and toy photography blogs separate. No real reason why, I just do. But I have to admit that I'm really proud of how this shot I took earlier today turned out so I wanted to share it here for my two readers.
Everyone keeps saying that photography on Instagram is dead and that videos made using Reels within IG is the only way to get noticed. I’m testing this theory by posting an original photo and a slightly modified version of the same photo as a reel just to see what happens.
Did I mention that yesterday at C2E2, I met Michael Rooker, the actor from The Guardians of the Galaxy, The Walking Dead, The Belko Experiment, Cliffhanger, and Mallrats, among sooo much more.
Yup, we finished the costume. He looked great. And he and I had fun. Tons of it.
It’s so effing hot in Arizona. Gorgeous, but hot.
Nathan’s school had a Fun Run today. Basically you could run a lap around a park or a full mile which was four laps. Nathan opted for one. We’ll work on that.
A longtime resort fixture in the next town north, Pheasant Run, of us caught on fire today. Nobody knows the cause but it was pretty huge.
Spend this Friday the 13th with someone special.
On Saturday, April 30, I got catfished over on my @yonduonterra Instagram account. A guy I thought I knew asked for help with something and, in the process of helping him avoid a scam, I fell victim to one.
I really need to break out my old Sony Alpha D-SLR and try out some of these tricks. This guy (CrimsonViper1138) has some really simple ideas that look fantastic.
Our second day in Seattle, and last full day of our vacation, we spent at MoPOP and just generally wandering Seattle.
This was our first of two true days of all Seattle and nothing but Seattle. Total tourist stuff. Seattle Aquarium, the Great Wheel, harbor and locks boat tour, Chihuly Gardens and Museum, and the Space Needle.
Day 3 from the Emerald City, yo! Actually, this was our driving trip outside Seattle and down into Oregon. We’ve got Mt. Rainier, Alder Dam, Mt. St. Helens, and sites from Twilight, The Goonies, and 10 Things I Hate About You.
Some shots from day two of our Seattle family vacation at Funko HQ in Everett, the Bruce and Brandon Lee gravesites, and the Jimi Hendrix Memorial…
Some shots from our drive into the Olympic Peninsula, the Bainbridge Island > Seattle Ferry, and around Pike Place Market.