Shadow Monster 2


My grandson was playing with one of his toys and I placed it so it would cast a menacing shadow on the wall. Used a Leica D-Lux 6 camera for the photograph. This is a variation of the picture I posted yesterday. The dinosaur is facing a different direction and I also used the “oil paint” filter in Photoshop to give the picture more texture.


Hula Dancer

Took this photo of a toy hula dancer with and iPhone and the Hipstamatic App. Used the John S lens and the Ina’s 1969 film. Did the photo processing with Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop.


Lock It Up

Another photograph of a child’s toy safe for stock. Placed safe on green seamless paper and used a Cambo 4×5 view camera with selective focus to emphasize the key pad and handle. Tungsten Arri fresnel lights were used for illumination along with Fuji tungsten transparency film which was scanned on a Nikon Coolscan 9000 scanner.


Toy Safe
Toy Safe

My Hero

This is a shot I did for fun of a SpongeBob SquarePants toy. One day while channel surfing I stumbled across the cartoon show and immediately got hooked. 

All the characters were well developed and it was written so that both kids and adults could appreciate the humor on different levels. At first my wife thought I was a bit nutty watching a children’s show but after watching a few episodes she started appreciating it too.

What I like most about SpongeBob is his attitude. He could take any failure or insult and treat it like a compliment making him the eternal optimist and undefeatable.

Used a Nikon D100 and a 35-75mm lens in its macro setting to make this shot as this toy was fairly small. Stood him up on a sheet of black illustration board and had a brown muslin draped in the background. Used an Arri soft light for the main lighting on SpongeBob with an Arri fresnel for a backlight and another one on the background.   

SpongeBob Squarepants
Photo © Craig Brewer