Thursday, March 5, 2015

Improved Lighting

While on Monday, I had some lighting tousles, I think it is getting better now. I moved one of my reflectors and added an additional light. I am looking for more of a natural ceiling light with an element of creepy. So far so good. Well almost. 

monster high dolls
Girls Talking in Dressing Room

I am really happy with the the way the lighting falls on the upper parts of the dolls and how the lower light adds some extra shadows to the dolls faces, but there is something missing. Looks like I will need to play with the studio lights a big more. 

In addition to playing with the lights, I did some moving of the set. I am not sure what it is, but I felt something was lacking. I am liking the new set up. A few slight changes but I am so good to go. 

What do you think of the changes?

Monday, March 2, 2015

Tech Meeting

Sorry, but I interrupted the girls in the middle of an important meeting. They were working on the last minute details such as lighting and any other technical issues that the girls needed to be aware of before perfuming. 

dolls having a technical meeting
Technical Meeting

Talking about lighting that is why I chose to shoot the girls. I was working on getting a ceiling lighting effect. While I am fine with the looks of this light, I think there is something missing. The creepy factor is lost. They all look way to happy and content. I am thinking of adding a bottom light to cast some extra shadows like I did for their performances. 

What do you think?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Set Design Sneak Peak

So like I mentioned on Monday, my models all came back. They looked so nice and relaxed it has been a pleasure getting back into routine. Having them in the studio has given me some more perspective of what needs to be done.

I got to make all the proper changes and add some details. When my girls entered, they were amazed. So many accessories and props to try out, it was a big change from the simple concert set.

fine art doll photography
Trying on Perfume
One of my girls had lots of fun trying on the perfume. She is really into makeup and all the fancy beauty to this really got her attention. I guess you can say she is more of a girly girl.

doll brushing her hair
Brushing Hair
On the complete opposite end, the other girl was having fun just brushing her hair and making sure she physically looked good. 

girls getting made up
Getting Made Up
It was cute to see both of them. They were both loving the set design while having fun with all the accessories. 

Now for the best part, I will be working on the lighting. Although having a good set design is super  important, I do need to have light to go with it. 

Looks like all their hard work helping me get this set together really paid off.