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Presenting your LEGO creation online or simply recording what you have built for posterity usually involves photography. There are specific challenges to successfully photographing models made from LEGO elements, particularly in avoiding harsh glare from reflected light.


Photos as art

For some the photographs of LEGO rise to the level of art itself. Mike Stimpson for example, has recreated famous photographs from the past using minifigures and bricks. Not only does he post the images to Flickr but he maintains a separate photostream for photographs of his works in progress.

Photo Hosting Sites

See also: category:resources.

BrickShelf was one of the earliest LEGO-related websites and was designed for fans to share photos of what they had built. It has become a huge archive of the early online sharing for the community but has been joined by sites such as the LEGO-specific MOCpages and general photo-sharing sites like Flickr.

External Links

  • Mike Stimpson's LEGO Photography

Guides/How to

  • How I take photos for the minifig gallery on Brickset.
    • How I take the photos for reviews updated article from Brickset.
  • LEGO photography: how to make a light-box quick and dirty by Quad from theBrickBlogger.
  • Lego Photography from BayLUG.
  • Fredo Houben: More to the brick than meets the eye interview on The Brothers Brick (TBB).
  • nnenn's photo manipulation tutorials.
  • Lego photography tutorial by Legohaulic on TBB.

General Photography

  • Building a Light Box DIY guide to building an essential accessory for quality photography.