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. ;-(
She looks lovely in the natural light!
September 22, 2011 at 12:59 pm
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
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