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Photography tips... please!!

I didn't see a discussion or a group that focuses on photography and most of you are brilliant photographers... your pictures are amazing... do you have any tips for a beginner?  I have nothing to work with but would like to improve my picture taking -- I can't imagine ever matching some of the photography here but would love to at least learn to create a better pic... suggestions for physical settings, posing the doll, lighting... anything!  Unfortunately, my camera is no more sophisticated than I am and I can't afford two hobbies...  Anyone?

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  • Thanks for the tips on Fuji cameras... I'm going to need to replace my camera one day very soon... you make it sound so easy! 

  • Thanks Tilly.

    Yes, I very often use rubber stamp, but the result isn't very good for joints, perhaps it's my fault!

    Tilly said:

    Sorry, Sara... I use the rubber stamp tool, it clones an area and you can remove blemishes with it.  You have to select an area to clone and then the tool allows you to replace the blemish with the cloned piece.  I enlarge the area and use a small brush size with the rubber stamp.  Hope that helps.  I found tutorials all over the place on the internet, especially helpful are the Youtube instructions - I'm a very visual learner.  That, with a lot of exploring and mistakes I've finally learned enough to restore a photo.

  • hello all sweet friends would you come to  Shoot tips and tricks group to share all your photos tips? thanks

    each of you can copy -past their own conversation and bring it into the group

    dolly cheers

  • Sorry, Sara... I use the rubber stamp tool, it clones an area and you can remove blemishes with it.  You have to select an area to clone and then the tool allows you to replace the blemish with the cloned piece.  I enlarge the area and use a small brush size with the rubber stamp.  Hope that helps.  I found tutorials all over the place on the internet, especially helpful are the Youtube instructions - I'm a very visual learner.  That, with a lot of exploring and mistakes I've finally learned enough to restore a photo.


  • Yes Tilly, I know they use photoshop, but I've your same problem: I don't know how to do!!


    Tilly said:

    Sara, I would guess they used something like photoshop to remove the joints... I've used photoshop exclusively for restoring old photos and some of the tools are so easy to use... that said, I'm self taught so there's a lot I don't know about photoshop, plus, I have a really old version.

  • Thank you very much Viktor, I'm glad you like my photos!

    Viktor Zavadsky said:

    the quality of your photographs is very good!  I never would have guessed that you are a novice  -  ciao!

  • I created a group for all the help we can gather about photographing our dolls, you are all welcome to join, and even re-post your messages from here .

    see you there

  • Sara, I would guess they used something like photoshop to remove the joints... I've used photoshop exclusively for restoring old photos and some of the tools are so easy to use... that said, I'm self taught so there's a lot I don't know about photoshop, plus, I have a really old version.

  • the quality of your photographs is very good!  I never would have guessed that you are a novice  -  ciao!

  • This discussion is really interesting. I developed my passion for photography since I played with dolls and I found on Internet many doll's pics.

    As you can see in my photos, I'm not expert, but I have much fun and I improved very much from the biginning, looking other pictures and learning by other people.

    About Photoshop, I use Gimp, and I'm learning to use it with tutorials on Youtube, there you can find many tutorials.

    But I prefer photography without photomontage, so last Christmas I bought a Canon DS 600, with that it's easier to do better pics.

    But I have so many things to learn...so this post is very usefull also for me. 

    Thank you Till for beginning it!

    And thanks for usefull links!!

    Now I have a question for all of you: who can tell me where I can find a tutorial to cancel doll's joint from picture?

    I saw many pics with dolls without joints, and they are so nice!!

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