Toy Animals

May 09, 2011 By: erik Category: Experiments, Photography 159 views

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StallionFor her second birthday, Nora received, from my Godfather and Godstepmother, an assortment of plastic animals. To me, these are way more interesting than dolls. The detail is absolutely exquisite. I applaud whoever designed the molds in China and the factory workers that painted them. I thought they would make an interesting subject for some practice at inanimate studio photography. I used my “tinkerbell lighting” technique of a long exposure and a moving LED point source of light.

There are a few more, including a kangaroo, but these were the only ones I could find at the time I decided to take these photos. The “studio” is two pieces of white paper, one on the table, and the leaning against a box.

Humpty and Dumpty

Even-toed ungulates.

Wooly Mammoth

Mammoth.

Momma Panda and Baby Panda

Mommy and baby panda.

I like Ewe

Red-eyed ewe.

Stallion

Stallion with shoes.

And then I started to get a little creative. Most of my ideas were complete disasters, but I kind of liked this one.

Stallion Shadow

 
  • http://rainypamplona.blogspot.com Mother Theresa

    Those did turn out really well…and I like that last effect. You’re right about the detail on those animals being really good.