You’ve probably already noticed that we at DIYPhotography love toy photography, Star Wars and LEGO. A young photographer Lampert Benedek brings them all together! He spent two months creating this photo series, featuring LEGO toys in all kinds of situations and with lots of action. And the best of all, he (almost) entirely used practical effects to pull it all off.
When we were kids, most of us played with Legos. Now, as grown-ups, we play with cameras. Dutch filmmaker Victor Bart brought the toys of his childhood and adulthood together: he created an impressive camera slider almost entirely out of Lego parts.
The only things not made out of famous plastic bricks are the ball head and of course, the camera. The dolly, the slider tracks, and even the controller – they were all made using Legos.
Stabilising small cameras such as GoPros can be tricky. Their light weigh makes them particularly vulnerable to things like wind or fast movements. There are commercial handheld options out there to give you smoother footage, like the Lanparte HHG-01 or the Ikan Fly-X3-Plus, but they can be a little pricey.
While it’s not going to give quite the steadiness you’ll get with either of the options mentioned above, this solution from Product Tank is a very cheap and extremely accessible alternative.
With influences ranging from The Avengers and X-Men to Star Wars and The Martian, French photographer Sofiane Samial (AKA Samsofy) spends his days making amazing Lego photography in a project titled Legography.
Intriqued by Samsofy’s work, DIYP reached out to get some more insight into this project, discussing his inspirations, and how he creates them.
Not too long ago, we shared a really awesome legography project by Samsofy, where he uses Lego people as subjects in his incredibly fun portrait series. Of course, there are very few situations where working with Legos wouldn’t be fun and this sweet little web app called Legoizer is certainly not one of them.
The idea behind Legoizer is simple: upload your photo and get back a blueprint that shows you what your photo would look like if you were to make a mural of if using Legos. The best part is, it also gives a full parts list including colors, sizes, and quantities needed, so you’ll know exactly which pieces you’ll need to turn the blueprint into a reality.[Read More…]
We have stated this over and over again, Creativity Trumps Gear. Every time. Of course lacking certain pieces of gear may stop you from doing certain types photo art. But you can create good art with almost as little gear as you have.
See this project from Morgan Spence, AKA Morgspenny Productions, he re-enacted 60 of the all time favorite films in Lego bricks and stop motion. It does take much gear to do this. Just a lot of time and a lot of love. To top it off Morgan is only 15 years old. How’s that for dedication?
Gear is not that fancy either. Morgan uses a Canon 60D, a few desk lamps, and builds the sets on his desk.