Fujifilm has introduced Instax Pal, its latest instant-digital camera hybrid. It’s as tiny as a keychain, it looks adorable and offers tons of options to play with. However, it’s separated it from the printer, making everything unnecessarily complicated. You need your phone and a dedicated Instax printer to get a tangible batch of your favorite snaps.
Even though AI can let you create virtually any scene you can imagine – it can’t replace building and photographing it yourself. I’m sure that the feeling of child’s play and creativity is still best expressed through actual photography, and for now, no one can convince me otherwise. Marcin Dobrzyniecki is the perfect example. This talented artist creates miniature scenes from scratch and photographs them, so it’s hard to tell whether they’re dioramas or life-sized objects.
His recent photo of elephants in the desert particularly drew my attention and led me to discover his work. He kindly shared some photos with us and revealed how he made the final image.
Over the last few years, I started watching Formula 1 races again, over a decade after I last saw it with dad. I started following several F1 photographers and drivers, and I truly enjoy the content related to this sport.
So, when I saw a photo from Dutch photographer Ruud Van Vught, it naturally caught my eye. It shows Max Verstappen’s Red Bull car in a sunset over Spa Francorchamps track. But then I read the description: it was actually a model car. I just had to reach out to Ruud and ask him how he did it, and he gladly shared it with DIYP.
Toy photography has always been quite popular, but never more so than in the last couple of years while much of the world has been stuck at home without any human subjects to photograph. We’ve featured a bunch of them here on DIYP and they’re just as fun to look at as they are to shoot. But what tools can help you in your toy photography journey?
In this video, toy photographer Jared Middleton walks us through his list of 12 things you didn’t know you needed for toy photography, although there might be one or two on this list that aren’t really all that essential. As well as explaining what they are, though, Jared also walks us through how he uses them in his own toy photography to give you a little ispiration.
Felix Hernandez (previously) is a photographer who turns his vivid imagination into fantastic images. He brings miniatures and practical effects together, sometimes adds a dash of digital manipulation, and turns imaginary worlds into real photos. Strange Thing in the Forest is his latest creation, and Felix once again tells a story through his stunning miniature photos.
Photogenic scenes are all around us and we can make fantastic photos even from regular household items. But you know what we’ll need? A camera, sure, but also lots of imagination. Israeli photographer Udi Mozni doesn’t lack inspiration, that’s for sure. He uses miniature figurines and stuff from around his house to create fun and unusual miniature worlds.
My name is Anindo Rudro from Chittagong, Bangladesh. I’ve been doing miniature photography for about 5 years now. I’ve seen so many miniature photographs which are done by high-end light setups and cameras. People always think about buying them but can’t afford them. They think it’s impossible to gain the same output without this high-end equipment. And from the very beginning, I tried to create the same output with low budget gear.
So in this new series, I’m going to show you guys how to get those amazing photographs only using mobile LED lights and a slow shutter. Which we may call light panning or light painting.
I’ve seen so many great examples of miniature photography that I wouldn’t even know where to start with examples. I’m very inspired by it, and I’ve wanted to start shooting my own miniature photography for a while now. If you’ve wanted the same, Mathieu Stern has a video just for you. If you’re still new to miniature photography, here’s everything you need to know before you start shooting.
I don’t know what’s with me and miniature replicas of random stuff, but I just love them even though they’re completely useless. If you can relate, then you’re gonna love this tiny Sony camera kit. Select Sony stores around Japan give it away for free if you buy a real kit, and even though it doesn’t shoot, it’s cute as a button.