Is that an ice cream cone that Batman has for his weapon? toys are great things to take pictures of. Let’s take a look first at the reasons why you would even want to do that.
1- Take pictures of toys to have as a memory with your child.
The children you have in your home, whether they be your own, your grandchildren, you nephew, the neighbor child, whoever, there is some real memories in them playing with certain toys. One of the first things to get pictures of, is them personally playing with their toys ( like the photo above). Those will be precious memories years from now. I can testify of that, because my boys have all grown up, and funny, we had a discussion the other day of their favorite toys.
2- Take close-up photos of toys to use as decoration in the children’s room.
Nothing says “toys” or “toy room” like photos on the wall of some great toys. Now, here is the fun part of doing this: You should get a set of close-up filters or use a macro lens if you have it, and get up close to the toys, like you see in the above photo. It is very impressive how they make toys today. And make sure you get down on the same level as the toys.
3- Some toys are very elaborate and you should take photos of the child’s work.
And some of these lego toys are amazing and may come out as a collector item, if you and your child can keep it all together. So, take pictures of these amazing toys, for sure.
4- Track down some of your old toys, so you can show your children what you used to play with.
Taking photos of old toys is interesting for your children to see what you used to play with. Time to go down memory lane with your children. If you still have your old toys, perhaps you can pass them on for your children to play with.
Tip on photographing toys:
- When photographing toys, make sure your “white balance” is working good. OR use natural daylight to use on your toys. Remember that the artificial lights in your home cast an orange color on everything. You don’t need to spend hours on your computer doing post production if you can get it right the first time.
- Once again this is a test on how well you can do “close-up” photos. Get close to the subject so you can have it fill your frame. If you do it with your cell phone and you can’t get it close enough, maybe you will have to do some cropping to get your photos right (or buy a camera so you can do it right….. haha).