We’re thrilled to announce our next exclusive hobbyDB Digital Collectible and we think you’ll find it quite photogenic. Our latest artistic collaboration brings us into the world of Toy Photography and a stylish new collection from photographer Jared Middleton, better known as Sirdork. The series entitled the “Sirdork Collection” features 21 photo illustrations depicting Star […]
Do you love collecting? Are you as comfortable with a camera in your hands as you are with an action figure? Here’s your chance to combine those two passions with fellow collectors and photographers, courtesy of the Toy Photography and Collectible Convention. Toys in Action will play host to its inaugural event from 10 a.m. […]
Besides the current Main Photo, Show on Search Photo and Detail Photo which all make the database useful (they are all explained here) and are meant to be “clean” (ideally just a white background) we wanted to add a new type of photo, the Artistry Photo. Something like Funko’s announcement shots like this one – […]
Matthew Goldberg wears many hats as a brand influencer, social media manager and eCommerce photographer. But Toy Photography remains his passion and part of a “surreal journey.” We jump into the ring with Matthew who gives us a glimpse into his world of wrestling photography and beyond! When did you begin toy photography? What was […]
For Mitchel Wu, it’s easy to get lost into a world of fantasy and alternate realities…and emerge with the images to tell the tale of the journey. Wu is a former wedding photographer who eschewed the “Bridezilla in favor of Godzilla” as a professional toy photographer. These days, Wu crafts stories through his photography […]
I got a Pentax camera from my dad in 1981 and started to experiment around. Here are some of the results – I have no idea how I did that last image but think that they were not bad overall.
I remember setting up and taking the first few 1:64 scale diecast pictures that I shot back in 2009. My desk was by a window in my office. I would shoot pictures on a piece of white printer paper only when the sun was shining. At that time, it was all that I had. We […]
I write about old (pre-1940) and antique (true centenarians) on my blog and since I’m a retired photographer, I thought I would share some techniques to help you take better pictures of your collectibles. Photographic Lighting Let’s take a look at a Hubley Pile Driver Truck I bought recently. I use tungsten quartz lights called […]
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