I Use Toy Cars To Do Realistic Photoshoots (10 Pics)

What happens when you have to create an advertising project about cars, but you don’t have a crew and have only toy cars (1:43 scale)?

I got a referral from Nissan to photograph model cars as if they were real. I accepted the challenge!

I really love these situations! Toy photography is special because I can do everything that is in my mind. There are no limits for these car ads! If I need snow, I make it. If I need rain, desert, streets, or anything, I can create them!

I spend hours and hours creating miniature worlds with as many real elements as possible (e.g. smoke and dirt). Most of the car photos took me 7 to 12 hours each to complete.

While it would be easier to fake things like motion blur using Photoshop, I actually captured it on camera—the blur you see in the backgrounds and in the cars’ wheels wasn’t the result of digital manipulation.

I build real scenery and try to turn my photo ideas into reality. My main principle is that I don’t use Photoshop for manipulation. I do everything in front of the camera (e.g. motion blur, rain, dust, etc.) Of course, there are some cases when I can’t avoid this, but I always indicate which parts contain modifications.

Here is a previous post of my photography on Bored Panda.

More info: Instagram#1 

Nissan Has Asked Me To Take Some Real Like Photos Of Their Models. I Said: Hold My Beer!

In this picture, everything is real (except the car lamp). Yes, the flying dirt too!

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Mr. Derpy Dino1 day ago

xD what town is that in? im joking, but it looks fantastic!6ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#2 

Nissan Has Asked Me To Take Some Real Like Photos Of Their Models. I Said: Hold My Beer!

Photoshopped: car lamps and the lamp heads (only). I wanted to shoot a photo with Budapest in the background. I thought, why shouldn’t I use the real city?

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Mr. Derpy Dino1 day ago

that! that is fantastic!4ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#3 

Nissan Has Asked Me To Take Some Real Like Photos Of Their Models. I Said: Hold My Beer!

Photoshopped: car lamps (only). Motion blur? No problem! I used a moveable platform, so the car was fixed and the whole scenery was moving.

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Mr. Derpy Dino1 day ago

im just curious about how you did the wheels, did you blur them aswell?3ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#4 

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Gabriel Hood1 day ago

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Nissan Has Asked Me To Take Some Real Like Photos Of Their Models. I Said: Hold My Beer!

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Alexander Albon1 day ago

Lewis Hamilton Mercedes5ReplyView more comments#6 

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CaptainWolfy1251 day ago

This should be in the ” what parents see vs. what kids see”9ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#7 

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Alexander Albon1 day ago

Alfa Romeo, Renault, Red Bull, Mercedes, Mercedes Safety Car F11Reply#8 

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Alexander Albon1 day ago

Valtteri Bottas F1 Mercedes0ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#9 

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Alexander Albon1 day ago

Bottas, Verstappen, Ricciardo, Aston Martin Driver, Mercedes, Red Bull, Renault, Aston Martin1Reply#10 

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Alexander Albon1 day ago

Senna and Nigel Mansell?1ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

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