As a professional designer, I have a lot of respect for anyone who works in the visual arts fields. However, my respect for photographers - and in particular product photographers - has increased ten fold over these last couple weeks.
The biggest challenge I've encountered while working on Total Retaliation is how to light and shoot the accessories that come with the action figures, while keeping them to scale. I've experimented a lot since the holidays (and have looked at a lot of tutorials on Youtube, including how to make your own light tent) but I'm finally getting the hang of it.
You can check out some of the G.I. Joe Retaliation Wave 1 accessory shots here.