Friday, February 20, 2009

Dolls in motion

This lovely photo was taken by Mark Freburg, of Mark's Action Figures & Fashion Dolls forum. To see the rest of his awesome photo shoot, you should register on his forum (though you can also visit as a guest, I believe) and check out the rest of his amazing shots.
One of the things I enjoy in doll photography is getting the dolls to look as life-like as possible, and one way to do that is catching them "in motion." This shot is a perfect example. I still am amazed when I look at this shot, wondering how on earth Althea (that is this raven Cinderella's name) is balancing. Some quick photo credits:
  • Model: Althea (former Alice in Wonderland Queen of Spades)
  • Earrings and bracelet: Mark Freburg
  • Dress: Tonner
  • Shoes: Beauty Toys
This is the doll forum I visit most frequently for tips on doll photography (Mark is the owner of the forum, by the way), updates on new releases, where to find specials and good deals (including on Ebay and online stores), and how to fix problems with dolls I have. I have found lots of great advice on this forum. What's great about this place is that it isn't just a message board--you can always go back and refer to the messages months later, refer to photos (lots of great photos!) you've seen, techniques you've read about, and it's even searchable. 

Plus, the people who post there are diverse, fun and friendly. You'll find they are from all over the world, and collect every kind of fashion doll and action figure from Barbie to 1:1 mannequins. You may even find you will broaden your own horizon and collection after visiting. Plus, they make you feel welcome, regardless of your doll collecting habits!

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