Sunday, April 06, 2008

Photography 101 courtesy of Deanna Hogan

Oh am I ever so thankful that Deanna Hogan (Blue Heron Dolls) posted some photo tips on her blog. Her pictures are very professional looking and have always been my favorite. Perhaps the biggest problem I've had with my pictures is the background. In the past, I have used a sheet of white muslin. The dilemma I had with it was the wrinkles. Countless passes with a hot iron and even the use of vinegar just couldn't get rid of all of the wrinkles. So to hide them I opened up the iris on my camera just a little, and it worked...sort of. Back in January I was experimenting with different backgrounds and nothing worked for me and I would have to resort to the old sheet of muslin. Then a few days ago I visited Deanna's blog only to discover her blog entry about photo tips and there was the answer my heart ached for-- vinyl varitone graduated background. I immediately googled it and found an online store, Adorama, that accepted Paypal and the rest is history as they say. Four days later I received my brand spanking new vinyl varitone graduated background. I chose one that faded black to white..."gray thunder" they called it.

Here are a couple of pictures of my latest doll, Dreary Dandelion, with the new background. Thank you so much Deanna for posting your miraculous photo tips.


Dreary Dandelion 001

Dreary Dandelion 002

7 comments:

Fran said...

Dreary Dandelion is a cute cat. I love cats. She looks like the cats Meow in her black and white outfit.

Coppermouse Dolls said...

Thank you Fran. :)

Natalya said...

Good evening! I'm from Russia, and my little son and me are in love with this cat!!! i'd like to buy it! Please if its possible, tell me how can i do it!! Thank yoy in advance!
Natalia

Coppermouse Dolls said...

Dear Natalya,

I'm sorry to say that this doll was sold over a year ago. In addition, I just had a baby girl and haven't been able to work on any new dolls. I appreciate your interest in my work. If you'd like to know when I make a new doll for sale, please join my mailing list located on the right-hand side of this blog. Thanks again,
Melisa

Natalia said...

Thank you very much for your answer, Melisa!! Your dolls are amazing! I congratulate you heartily with the borning a baby girl!!
So, i'll be waiting for some news about your work!
I wish the Inspiration to you!!

Natalia

Natalia said...

Thank you very much for your answer, Melisa!! Your dolls are amazing! I congratulate you heartily with the borning a baby girl!!
So, i'll be waiting for some news about your work!
I wish the Inspiration to you!!

Natalia

Natalia said...

And the one more question: If i understand you correctly - if all dolls i can see on site here are sold yet? :)) I have no chanse to buy no one?

Natalia