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.
Chris shows the scenes shot in multiple ways, using both the Sony A7III (with the settings he used) as well as a smartphone – proving that you really don’t need fancy equipment to get great shots with miniatures. He also shows some behind the scenes of exactly how each scene was set up and some of the challenges involved in creating them.
A very fun video, and it’s crazy how expensive some of those little miniature figures can be! Fortunately, there are some cheaper packs out there, although the quality and detail aren’t going to be quite as good as the more expensive ones.
Have you shot miniature figures before? How’d they turn out?