Thursday, September 6, 2012

How not to take photos

This is a re-post from my main art blog, but fits better in a doll blog :o)

This is  Timmy. He is a tiny 5 inch polymer baby, and he went visiting places playing the touring baby blog with a mouse, a piggy, a frog, and another baby.
This is a WIP picture before curing the clay:


Taking pictures of your dolls is a whole different art. It requires creativity, and some camera knowledge. I don't  claim to be an expert at all, but I know what not to do ;o)
As I was taking pictures of this polymer baby, I came across all the problems in the book: bad  lighting, shadows, bad angles, weird background... and also an unwanted visitor (aka my cat Panz√≥n) and decided after several "photo bombs" that I needed to post them in the blog. Here you go:

Baby looking in the wrong direction.

Weird lighting and shadows. Needs cropping.

Light is too sharp . Goofy cat in background.

Total fiasco. Bad shadows, blurry. Photo bomb cat.

I cropped the best picture of the sesion, and this is the result:


Much better, and ready for his 5 States tour. Ta ta for now!


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Sculpting a baby tutorial

This beautiful slide show has been on for a while, but it is always great to see it again!

Image from her video

Follow the link to see the video on sculpting a baby's head by the talented Cheimarie.