Barbie for big girls.

Envied in the Sunlight

Many people ask me about my photography and how I light my shots.  Many of my photos are taken in a photo tent with diffused lighting from the sides and a soft box light from the front.  Sometimes I will use an overhead ( highlight or hairlight) lamp.  I find that I use this setup many times because the light where I live is…well..crap.  I live in the Pacific Northwest of the United States where we get rain 7 out of 12 months a year.  Don’t get me wrong, I love living here.  When it comes to photography , however, it can be a challenge.  Yesterday, I was so very excited.  We had one of those beautiful Indian Summer glory days…bright blue sky and abundant sunshine.  I was redressing Ms. Envied after doing some redress shots,  The sunshine was coming in the window at a perfect angle to project a grid pattern on the carpet so I just posed Ms. Envied on her stand, laid down on the floor and started snapping.  You can make a tripod out of your arms by bracing both elbows on the floor or any stable surface.  Just goes to show yet again….you don’t need a fancy light tent to take good doll photos.   I love this shot.  Sooooooo dramatic.

Oh, and yes, we are back to gloomy and overcast today. ;-(



4 responses

  1. She looks lovely in the natural light!
    xo H

    September 22, 2011 at 12:59 pm

  2. Thank you my dear! I just love using natural light when I can. Goodness knows, we get it very rarely LOL!

    September 22, 2011 at 7:39 pm

  3. I just bought an OTT light yesterday for doing handwork. I am wondering if it would be useful for taking pictures as well. Have you ever used one?

    September 23, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    • Yes, I have one for detail work as well but I have never used it to take photos. I think the light might be a bit harsh for photos but then I have never tried so what do I know LOL! You should just try it out.

      September 30, 2011 at 8:04 am

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