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.
Winner of multiple Oscars, BAFTAs and SAG awards, Apollo 13 was a pretty epic movie. And with a budget of $52 million it had some pretty spectacular effects, too. Apollo 13 was a mix of model and miniature effects as well as CG and compositing, with one of the most memorable scenes being the launch itself.
DIY filmmaking and effects guru Steve Ramsden wanted to have a go at remaking this scene for himself with the help of a model rocket, some stock footage and Google Earth. Ironically, this was exactly the way the VFX team on the actual movie didn’t want to shoot it, but Steve’s interpretation turned out pretty well.
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.
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.
Miniature photography seems to be very popular right now. The world is starting to come out of lockdown in many places and some of us are beginning to shoot regular-sized people again, but there’s something about photographing tiny ones that’s always a little bit special. And combining them with everyday objects really captures the imagination.
Inspired by the work of photographers such as Erin Sullivan and Tatsuya Tanaka, photographer Chris Hau shows several different miniature scenes in this video, using food and other household items. They’re a lot of fun, and pretty easy to do. In fact, Chris says that the most difficult part was getting hold of the miniature characters.
Mexican photographer Felix Hernandez builds detailed miniatures and creates stunning photos with them. His work just keeps getting better and more elaborate, and his latest project has left me speechless. The Wind is a story about our changing world, and just like the cold wind blowing this evening, it has sent shivers down my spine.
Most of us won’t have the chance to take photos at the actual Star Wars movie set. But hey, that’s why we have action figures! With figurines and miniatures, we can create realistic action scenes and take some epic photos. And what’s more, we have an excuse to play with toys.
So, if you’re up for some action shots at your own home, Photographer Raj Khepar shares a bunch of ideas, tips, and tricks in his latest video. Follow them if you want to take epic toy photos on a very limited budget, mostly with the stuff you have lying around the house.
Mexican photographer Felix Hernandez is known for his amazing photos of toys and miniatures that he builds himself. He relies mainly on practical effects and mixes them with some Photoshop, and we’ve shared lots of his photos here on DIYP. Felix combines his knowledge in photography, design and image manipulation with craftsmanship to create some mind-blowing work. Today, he has decided to tell us more about it: how he does it, where he finds inspiration, and what his work means to him. And of course, he kindly shared plenty of his beautiful images and BTS shots.
It’s not rare that photographers are inspired by other types of art: it can be cinematography, music, painting – you name it. Photographer Nicholas Busch finds his inspiration in movies, and he brings together realistic miniatures, portrait photography, and compositing.
Nicholas builds hyper-realistic dioramas from scratch to create scenes from The Wizard of Oz, Alice in Wonderland, Lord of the Rings and other movies. He then combines them with portraits, and with the help of Photoshop, he creates photos just like scenes we’ve seen on the big screen.