Barbie for big girls.

Doll Photography and Blogging: Light

So I attempt to do every Friday but some days…it will be later.  This weeks mini segment is about light and how important it is when taking an image.  Hope you all enjoy!  Don’t forget to click on the HD button in bottom right of video to get high quality video and use the other button in bottom right of screen to get full screen.

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9 responses

  1. Wanda Richardson

    Thank you Rebecca for a very informative photography lesson! As a novice picture taker of my fashion doll collection my biggest problem is to much glare and how to get rid if it.

    March 10, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    • Hi Wanda. I am glad you are enjoying the videos! Yes…glare is real and a big pain to deal with. Usually glare signifies that you are getting too much light…which is not necessarily a bad thing because light is good. My suggestion would be to try some kind of diffuser between the light and what you are trying to photograph…to try and diffuse that light somewhat. Sometimes I will hang some tissue paper up in a window to diffuse that light. Either that or move your subject around so it isn’t getting too much light. When you photograph..the light is the king and you are merely a subject in the court…you have to be willing to move around and the whim of the king 😉

      March 17, 2018 at 9:31 am

  2. Linda K Schreiner

    I love your blog and doll room. I need to set my Doll room up better and your’s is an inspiration. How do you manage the dust problem on dolls on open shelving?

    March 11, 2018 at 11:56 am

    • Thank you so much Linda! Yes, the dust is a big issue. Open shelving while great for display means…regular dusting. I like to use compressed air ( like the kind you use on computers) for dusting the dolls. Short bursts because if you go longer it can have moisture in it. I have to do this regularly and small sections at a time…like one shelf. But when I do it, I take the opportunity to change some things around and perhaps change and entire shelf completely. It’s an opportunity to rethink. That way the dusting doesn’t seem like a chore 😉 Hope this helps

      March 17, 2018 at 9:27 am

  3. Thank you Rebecca I am enjoying being educated on doll photography.I had no idea it required so much. Now I am even more so intrigued by you, because your self taught.

    March 14, 2018 at 5:25 pm

  4. MashauDe'

    Thank you Rebecca! I am enjoying being educated on doll photography.I am even more so intrigued with your talent and skills because your self taught I had no idea.

    Your truly an inspiration!!!

    March 14, 2018 at 5:46 pm

    • Thank you so much my dear! LOL…after all the times we have talked I guess where I learned to do photography never came up…we always have so many other things to talk about. I am glad this resonates with you and hopefully with others. We all have the capacity to learn. I am glad you are enjoying the videos my dear.

      March 17, 2018 at 9:24 am

  5. Psylocke

    Your photos are a piece of art! Thank you for these tutorials.

    March 17, 2018 at 1:45 am

    • Thank you so much for the lovely comment. I am so glad you enjoy my work!

      March 17, 2018 at 9:22 am

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