Last Updated on 01/07/2019 by Mark Beckenbach
Toy photography is a rapidly growing genre with creatives, and this amazing Star Wars toy shoot shows why. All images by Felix Hernandez. Used with Creative Commons Permission.
There are many genres of photography that are growing at an incredibly fast rate thanks to cameras becoming more accessible to the masses and because of what can be created in post production with software like Photoshop. One of those genres is toy photography. After the break take a look at some truly amazing Star Wars toy photography, and watch a short video that shows some behind the scenes footage from the shoot.
Photographer Felix Hernandez is a major fan of the Star Wars franchise who loves bringing inanimate objects to life with his photography, lighting, and Photoshop skills. Hernandez knows that with modern technology, software, and a little patience, the world really is your oyster. If you have the skills and can think of it, you can create it, and that’s exactly what Felix Hernandez has done here with some out-of-this-world Star Wars toy photography.
Armed with a Canon EOS 5D Mk III, three studio lights, colored gels, laser wire, a little smoke, and some sick Photoshop skills, Hernandez was able to bring Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Leia, and the gang all to life. All of the images look spectacular and really show that you can use anything as a base to create some truly incredible images. The only thing stopping you is your own creativity and imagination.
This short video from Felix’s YouTube Channel, Hernandez Dreamography, shows how the first image in this article was produced. There is no doubt that toy photography is a complex genre to shoot. A lot of time, planning, and patience is definitely required, but when done correctly the end results will really drop some jaws.
I know that this has inspired me to try toy photography out in the new year, and that’s great as it will enable me to try some new techniques and explore a side of photography I haven’t before.
Have you ever dabbled in toy photography? What toys did you use, and what scenes did you create? Is this fun genre of photography something you can see yourself trying out? Let us know in the comments section below, and then head on over to Felix Hernandez’s Behance page to see more of his stunning work.