Toy photography is fun and keeps you engaged specially if you want to get your creative juice flowing! I love to do toy photoshoot over weekend when I am not traveling and this weekend’s theme is “Lone Snipper”. I digged up a really old action figure and pulled my trusty old 1:18 Humvee in camel shade to be used as subjects for this weekend toy photoshoot.
I been sitting inside the house, doing nothing but watching movies and working(of course), with no physical exercise is killing me slowly! So I decided to do something that I love the most… outdoor photography without breaking the curfew! But that’s tricky, so I kicked my creative beast loose.
Because I love to stay outdoor and this stay in home thing (govt advised of course) is making me physically weak and depressed, so I decided to go out to our backyard and click some pics of my very old 1:18 scale action figure.
This action figure is made by “Elite Force” and is a very nice figure, this I picked some 10 years back and survived quite well to date. This guy is a marine force snipper code named “Corba” and come with 20 point articulation and some extra gear like helmet, backpack and snipper rifle.
I first picked a spot that has some red soil all over to mimic some stranded desert and stated setting up my figure… the challenge with this figure is that, it sometime refuses to stand up straight in uneven surfaces, I removed the backpack to balance the weight and issue number one sorted to an extend!
This Humvee made by Maisto is a very solid Diecast model but the only issue is its scale… this is not an accurate 1:18 scale model so this figure towers over it, which is bad! So I avoided certain angles that exaggerates the scaling issue. But for most parts the shoot went well and got my desired (stranded desert) effect.
The best angle that eliminated the scaling issue is the elevated 3/4 front, which suppressed the scaling difference and also gave the photo some depth! But as always I wanted to explore other option and even did a snipper standing on the roof of his Humvee.
The snipper on rooftop is not an ideal case but it all about perception! The shot came out well but the lush green backdrop diluted the effect a bit!
In general Humvees have a very purposeful rearend in other words boring utilitarian rear but how could you miss it! The exposed exhaust gave me something to drool about so used that side to take my banking shot! Overall I took over 100 shot in around 1:30 mins and had fun taking them and writing this post. Hope you like it too and let me know how you spend you curfew days.Till next time, Ciao!