Monday, April 18, 2011

Doll Photography: Make a Lightbox

Melvin sitting in my lightbox, un-photoshopped
Lightboxes mimic natural daylight and allow dolls to stand against a backdrop of your choice. They eliminate bad lighting and distracting scenery, bringing out the best in your subject. Lightbox pictures look crisp and professional, making them ideal for selling products... and even better for posting beautiful doll pictures online!

You can buy a lightbox online for over $100, or make your own "Free Lightbox" with DollyCare's tutorial...

You Will Need:
  • Large cardboard box (for your doll to stand in)
  • Scissors
  • White Fabric (i.e. old white t-shirts or bedsheets)
  • Stapler/Glue
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • 2 non-fluorescent desk lamps (third lamp optional)
  • Photo Editing Program (optional)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Where to Get Doll Hair

From left to right: Kanekalon wig hair, DollyHair curly saran, and RestoreDoll nylon
Since I'm on a "hair" roll, here's a list of trustworthy sources for doll hair! This might also come in handy for people who want to make doll-size wigs. This is an overview of the upsides, downsides, and pricing options for various services I've dealt with and ordered from!

If a service isn't listed, or you have any warnings/advice/good experiences, please tell me about it.