I've read about the importance of taking good photos so often, but try as I might I was never able to get the lighting right with my dolls. There were always shadows and the lighting seemed cold. So I finally made a lightbox (you can find the tutorial I used here) and figured out how to use the white balance on my camera (my dad got it for me in Japan, oh maybe six years ago?) Let's just say I'm a bit of a techno-phobe and every little step I take I have to drag myself kicking and screaming...But I'm soooo happy I did because my most recent photos are so much better, my dolls' vanity has finally been satisfied and they no longer call out my name in accusing tones at night, demanding I do them justice. So forgive me if I go a little overboard with the pictures in this post...
This is Imogen. She has one of the quasi-historical I mentioned in my last post: Victorian avec bustle! But here is my question to you all, an informal poll if you will; I made her a little headband with antlers, but I wonder if it makes her look too busy, as her hair is already quite large. It would be removable, but maybe it's overkill?
Here she is in her fancy-pants dress:
And from the side, because her bustle must be viewed in all its bum-you-could-balance-a-teacup-on glory:
And from the back because I'm rawther pleased with her train (ever read Eloise? One of my faves... Nanny is always rawther this and rawther that):
Hmm - not sure if you can really see it that pic, but her underskirt does have a train...
Here is her bustle closeup:
And her pantaloons:
Imogen will go in the shop on Thursday.
I also took these pictures of Delphine (who is in the shop now.)
And these ones of Cosette, who's going in the shop momentarily...
(Cosette has my first handmade pair of eyes!)
Whew! I'm all lightboxed out for now. I'd love to know what you think about Imogen...antlers oui ou non?