This week, I did face a few challenges and I would like to share them with you.
My main challenge was posing the girls. Usually when I do a one doll image, it takes time but getting the doll to stand and pose is workable. I have not really worked with two larger dolls in the past and it was very challenging.
I know you are probably thinking they are posting dead but they are not. Yes this is what my studio looked like for a while. Basically when I pose one doll, she stands. The slightest movement will make her fall as she usually is not all the stable. When I finally got one doll to pose and tried to add the second, she would fall and knock the other over. It tried really hard to get them both to stand but it just did not work.
It took me a few days and lots of hours to realize I need to be creative and creative I was. I placed my reflector pole across the top of the setup and got some black thread.
|Hanging the Dolls|
I cannot believe I am saying this but I hung the girls up by the neck during a live performance. It worked… well sort of. They looked a little drab but at least they are standing and staying.
With some time I did get a few neat poses out of them. None of them are close to the final shot but at least I am making progress. I am really excited to continue over the weekend straight through next week.
The new step will be a little extra editing. I will need to make sure the black string is not interfering with the final shot. I am not to worried this time as it is black on black. Adobe has really advanced it's software so this will give me a chance to play around with it a little.
Until Monday then.
Any exciting weekend plans?