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Why gummy bears are so afraid of dinosaurs



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This was the first toy photo I’d ever taken. Was going for fun and playful. Maybe even get a smile.

This was the first toy photo I’d ever taken. Was going for fun and playful. Maybe even get a smile.
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24 Comments |
jaimeezeidman
 
jaimeezeidman December 24, 2020
Brilliant as usual
ltdbjd Platinum
ltdbjd January 11, 2021
Thanks!! Very much appreciated!
Sunnymahtani
 
Sunnymahtani January 05, 2021
Hahah this is awesome! Put a big smile on my face!
ltdbjd Platinum
ltdbjd January 11, 2021
Thank you! I tend to enjoy the fun still life, as opposed to the classic flowers and vase.
tysonator
 
tysonator January 08, 2021
this image is a great idea, very well done !
ltdbjd Platinum
ltdbjd January 11, 2021
Thanks! This is actually the very first toy photo I took. It was interesting to shoot. I took it on my front lawn, so the background was parked cars, houses and a street sign. Thus the f/2.8!
PeasBlossum
 
PeasBlossum January 11, 2021
try gummie worms, too!
Duskban
 
Duskban January 16, 2021
🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣 his bite on yellow jelly is so funny , cute capture .thanks.
d0nn3112009
 
d0nn3112009 January 17, 2021
awesome!
SaveTheDayPhotography PRO+
 
SaveTheDayPhotography January 19, 2021
Love the creativity of this photograph!
ltdbjd Platinum
ltdbjd January 20, 2021
Thanks so much! That makes the 426 hot glue 2nd degree burns I received trying to hot glue the bears in place worth it!
Mrjehowley
 
Mrjehowley January 27, 2021
nom nom nom! 😂🤣
ltdbjd Platinum
ltdbjd January 27, 2021
Thanks. Nothing like an afternoon snack to keep your blood sugar up!
All_Photos_By_SarahB
 
All_Photos_By_SarahB January 31, 2021
How creative!
alisonbomber
 
alisonbomber April 09, 2021
LOv it😂
Frank1390
 
Frank1390 May 07, 2021
Way to think outside the box. Congrats on the award. :-)
FlipSwitch
 
FlipSwitch October 03, 2021
Instant happiness from this picture
ltdbjd Platinum
ltdbjd October 15, 2021
Thanks! It’s such an odd combination, T-Rex and gummy bears. That made it fun to play around with and shoot. I like goofy pics like this because of the fun factor.
FlipSwitch
 
FlipSwitch October 16, 2021
I see myself in this picture. I have small hands and arms and love me some gummy bears.
Ol_Shatter_Hands PRO+
 
Ol_Shatter_Hands March 24, 2022
I love this! I wish there were more toy photographers on this site. Excellent capture btw.
ltdbjd Platinum
ltdbjd March 24, 2022
Thanks, it was fun to shoot!
Remarkablesnaps
 
Remarkablesnaps April 17, 2022
SHOT!! Love it
ltdbjd Platinum
ltdbjd April 19, 2022
Thanks!
bretthondow
 
bretthondow November 06, 2022
lol I love this!
ltdbjd Platinum
ltdbjd November 08, 2022
Thanks, it was fun to shoot.
Gi_Crivellaro
 
Gi_Crivellaro November 06, 2022
Haha, love this one, great shot! 😅
ltdbjd Platinum
ltdbjd November 08, 2022
Thanks you very much!
Steelshooter90
 
Steelshooter90 November 06, 2022
You aimed BIG and went home BIG by OUTdoing yourself. AWESOME and AMAZING. Gonna call you Tyrano King. 😁
ltdbjd Platinum
ltdbjd November 08, 2022
Thanks you, much appreciated!
donaldbmiller Platinum
 
donaldbmiller November 16, 2022
I can relate to this love of gummy bears.
ltdbjd Platinum
ltdbjd November 16, 2022
Me too! Especially the sour ones.
jakustudios
 
jakustudios November 27, 2022
awesome
ltdbjd Platinum
ltdbjd November 27, 2022
Thanks!!
ambermulloy Platinum
 
ambermulloy June 19, 2023
This is epic and hilarious!
ltdbjd Platinum
ltdbjd June 19, 2023
Thanks! It was fun coming up with the idea and shooting it.
ashleytressler_8870 PRO
 
ashleytressler_8870 November 03, 2023
Super creative! Love it!
ltdbjd Platinum
ltdbjd November 04, 2023
Thanks!!
ReverenceStills
 
ReverenceStills November 13, 2023
BEST PHOTO HERE!! Awesome!
ltdbjd Platinum
ltdbjd November 14, 2023
You’re too kind! Thanks!
TheFrozenRose
 
TheFrozenRose November 28, 2023
When I saw this, I said out loud, "OMG, that's AWESOME!" Just thought you'd like to know that.
ltdbjd Platinum
ltdbjd November 30, 2023
Thanks! I appreciate you reaching out!
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Behind The Lens

Location

This was the first toy photo I attempted. I took it in the front yard of my house. The first few attempts failed, because the houses across the street, cars and the signpost were all in the photo. Houses and cars kind of take away from the whole prehistoric theme. I had to drop the f-stop way down to blur the background.

Time

I took the photo in the early afternoon, which allowed my daughter to help me. We tried a variety of colored and grunge backgrounds, before settling on the natural background. The toy was pretty small, as you can tell by using the gummy bears for scale. This means I had to lay flat on the ground a shoot up.

Lighting

This was taken with natural lighting. There was decent cloud cover to help diffuse the afternoon sunlight.

Equipment

I used a Canon 2000D, with a 35mm fixed lens. This gives me close to a 50mm lens due to the cropped sensor. I used f/2.8 to blur the background. Since it was in the afternoon, I used 1/2000 sec to avoid blowing it out. ISO was 100, since I had so much light.

Inspiration

I wanted to try toy photography. I ran across this dinosaur in Walmart. I settled on him attacking gummy bears. I pulled the heads off the bears in his hands as if he bit them off. I used some whole bears in his mouth, partial bears, and little pieces of bear stuck between his teeth.

Editing

I adjusted the brightness, contrast, texture and clarity. I had to do some work to help lessen the impact of the shadows. I brightened the bears and adjusted the luminosity. This was a light-up toy that made noises when activated. The activation button is shown at the bottom of the picture; the red scratch marks. I tried to clone out the red scratches and outline of the button, but I couldn’t make it look good. I settled with just leaving it as is. I cropped some of it out, but had to leave the top to avoid cutting the arms off.

In my camera bag

I typically carry my camera in my camera bag, because having it makes a huge difference in how my photos turn out. I have a Speedlight with a collapsible soft box. A couple of fixed lenses, and a kit zoom lens. I typically carry an ND filter, and a white balance card. Of course, extra batteries for the camera and flash, and a couple of SD cards.

Feedback

I think enjoying your subject matter is critically important. An active imagination, and trying to do something different is a key step.

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