Here’s my second photo of the week for 2018, a closeup of Hasbro’s 6″ scale Maz Kanata figure.
This was a largely unplanned shot – I was just taking pictures of some figures that were hanging around on my desk and happened to like how it came out. I do need to work out a better lighting setup – while some of this photo’s overexposure is a result of the Instagram filter, it is definitely an issue with the original photo.
Last year, I tried to share a new photo on my toy photography Instagram account every day. I managed to keep up with it into April, but it felt more like work than play.
I enjoyed the challenge and I think it helped me improve as a photographer, but there were a lot of days that I didn’t have any good ideas or really feel like taking pictures.
This year, I’m trying for a more modest goal of at least one photo per week. If I share more than one photo per week, I will choose my favorite to post here on Friday.
The picture above features Lego Rey and BB-8 minifigures on their way to a new adventure. I like the theme and composition, but if I re-did the photo, I’d take a bit more time with the background.