Toy Photography

Some days ago, I asked my friend, Aditya Rakhman, to visit my studio (yeah! studio!…sounds pro, haha :P). He happens to be a photographer who shares a common interest with me, toys :D! After some hour of photo-session using his Canon EOS 500D (if I’m not mistaken), here’s some of his shot:


I always think that photography could not be separated from my hobby. Yup, photography is not ‘the hobby’, but it gives a great support on how I do scale modeling and collecting toys. I’ve seen many examples of a good modified kit, but unfortunately, failed to meet the test of good publicity since the photos are poorly executed.Β  I really hope that it won’t happen to any of the kits I build. I’ve put great efforts on building my kits, so to take a good photos of them is kinda like how I awarded myself.


I can’t pull this one out with my Fujifilm FinePix E510. Those DSLRs could really make the difference huh?


Photography is not only about what gear that you possessed. An idiot who holds a very expensive camera would still produce a bad picture, because the camera don’t take pictures by itself. The person’s experience, knowledge, and passion (in this case for toys) is somehow very important in the outcome.


A good quality photos would be better on exploiting the flaws of your build TT…more motivation to build a flawless one then πŸ˜›


I might invite him for someΒ  of my next finished project πŸ˜€


I’ve crop his photos into a banner-size pictures and use it for my ‘Entry List‘ page.


I must say that I’m very sattisfied with his shot! Nice angle, and lighting πŸ˜€

That’s me πŸ˜€ cleaning real dust from my tanks…

For more of Aditya Rakhman’s Photoworks, feel free to checkout his cool deviantart page:


14 thoughts on “Toy Photography

  1. rockleelotus says:

    incredible pictures! i honestly thought the first photo was real O_O photography does play an important role in representing the work created, and your work is amazing. i agree that good quality photos will exploit flaws… i will continue to take poor pictures XD

    you should definitely invite him again for you next photo session. lol cleaning up real dust, leave some dust for realistic effect? ^^;

    • h4mster says:

      Yeah! I really like the first photo because of the same reason as yours πŸ˜€ You can still hide the flaws when taking good quality photos, and that is by not taking the pictures of the bad part πŸ˜€ This is probably the reason why I don’t put many pictures in this post πŸ˜†

      My kits are currently displayed without any cover…so it’s cleaning day once in a week T.T

  2. chubbybots says:

    Wow, the first one look so realistic with his photography! What a big difference! I always considered upgrading my camera for my hobby ^^. Yep you can mod and paint till kingdom come but a lousy photoshot will spoil the whole presentation!

    Interestingly I didn’t really like taking pictures till I started this hobby πŸ˜› If you see my earlier posts…way early they look like crap!

    • h4mster says:

      me too! Photography never crossed my mind before I start collecting toys! It’s kinda like a dilemma for me now. If I choose to upgrade my camera, it would mean a big budget cut for my main hobby, haha! Guess I’ll stick to invite my friend for now πŸ˜€

      • HevnBoyz says:

        I 3rd that. photography was not really my thing and i don’t even like the looks of DSLR cameras, but after seeing such inspiring & awesome photos my comrades did with their toys and dlsr, i started to develop interest in photography… ^^

    • h4mster says:

      Yup! That’s the reason why I put it up as the first picture πŸ™‚
      Speaking of ‘Band of Brothers’, this series are really inspiring if you do military scale modeling! Well…it inspired me at least, haha

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