I have been trying to learn to shoot better pictures of my dolls so I can sell the clothing and patterns I create for dolls. I know that to sell on line you need to replace touch and this makes a picture so very important.
There are few helpful hints I have found to help me learn to shoot these pictures. Today I used these hints in shooting my pictures
- Doll~ make sure your doll looks as nice as possible. Hair, clothes etc.
- Use good lighting.
- Make sure your background is not cluttered, a cluttered background creates distraction
- Know your camera. The better you know your camera and settings the nicer your pictures will be.
- Take a wide variety of photos. Shoot different angles by moving yourself or the doll
- Be Creative.
Sasha and I played in the basement studio to test out what F-stops will work best for us in creating the best pictures and helps us learn the camera a bit more. I set up a plain white back drop using unbleached muslin, a raised box draped with muslin, 2 studio lights and my tripod. Sasha took her place on the box and we got started. I am using my DSLR Canon rebel Xsi to shoot these pictures. Because I was concentrating on learning more about f-stops I did not move Sasha around much but we did shoot about 30 pictures to see the results.
|Picture two is also shot without a flash, f/32, ISO-100, 1.6 seconds exposure time. I notice that the pink strips and blue hearts washes out on this exposure, although everything is still in focus. I think her skin tone appears to be lighter also. Sasha has a lovely tan.|
I am pretty happy with what I learned today. I believe it will help me with future settings on my sales photos and displaying them for customers. I will post more soon as the girls and I play with the studio!