Terri Gold has a blog post requesting the kinds of questions you might have about Doll Photography techniques.This is right where our own thoughts are headed because it always seemed that discussing and sharing techniques is something that could draw the International Tonner Doll collecting community together. These are the questions she poses:
-What areas of your doll photography would you like to improve?
-What aspects of your camera don’t you understand?
-What are your biggest challenges with doll photography?
-Do any of your photographic results displease you?
-Do you have questions about doll photography?
Terri told us that she is planning a series of articles for FDQ Magazine on doll photography and this is part of her research, so enter your thoughts in the comments section on her blog post or you can add them in comments here too. One reason why this topic is of such interest to us is that part of why we created Tonner Doll Duels is that we hoped that as more and more photography was submitted – and by now we have over 2,100 photos – and the favorites rise to the top, people will be inspired by what they see and start thinking, start getting ideas on what makes a great photograph. And while some of the popular Doll Duels photos are of amazing repaints (or even photoshop-aided creations) what is at core of it all is discovering within yourself how to express what you find most beautiful about the doll or figure you love. Hopefully it should be the beginning of creativity. What is pretty wonderful is that Terri just happens to have the number 1 doll photo on the Leaderboard of Doll Duels at the time of this writing: a Supergirl she calls her favorite Tonner.
If you would like to write a guest blog post for us sharing what you’ve learned about photography we would really love it. Dos and don’ts, techniques you’ve discovered or invented, thoughts about light quality, anything you think others would benefit to hear we’ll welcome your submission. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org