Halloween fun with Nimbus. Didn't turn out how I wanted but I was playing around with some new things.
Sunday, November 6, 2022
Saturday, February 20, 2021
I decided that if I'm going to post photos of my dolls in chronological order I should probably write a little blurb to go with it since currently the photos are more or less the same. I was going to do this on Instagram but after fighting with it several times I've decided to keep it short on Instagram and leave the rambling for here.
Monday, February 15, 2021
So far I have taken profile photos for 3 dolls on my list. At this rate I might be done in two months lmao.
For the first time in a long time I decided to take photos of one of my SD couples. I've had issues posing them together in the past (and as I discovered last night, in the present as well) because their bodies are older style that can barely even sit never mind anything else. But I had pulled them out to take photos for their profiles so I figured I might as well give it a shot and maybe get some cute Valentine's Day photos. No props or anything because it was spur of the moment (and getting them just to sit next to each other was already a challenge...).
Both of these guys were recently repainted by my friend CallMeGorgeous BJD Aesthetics. 💖
Saturday, February 13, 2021
A friend of mine suggested photographing my dolls in chronological order from when I received them as a way of deciding which dolls to take photos of when the answer is inevitably both "all of them" and "none of them" as the sheer number owned between my wife and I is often overwhelming (and surprising).
So I sat down the other day and wrote out a list, using Instagram posts and email receipts to piece together a timeline of when my dolls arrived. I only know specific days for a handful of them (my very first and 2 that coincidentally arrived on the same day as two different family members), so I limited my list to "month" and "year". I'll be keeping a record here so that I can check off ones I've completed.
Aside from the recent photoshoot with Clay, my initial plan is going to be to take new profile headshots for each doll so I can properly update the "doll profile" page on this site. It's woefully out of date and while some photos were taken in the same setting, many were not and I'm the kind of person who likes stuff like that to match. 😅
So for now, until I take more photos (hopefully that will be soon, I'm rather in the mood lately), a list:
Friday, February 12, 2021
Trying New Things
I'm not dead, lmao.
I moved! And because of that, all of my stuff was in different boxes and motivation to find it all was pretty much zero with work going on at the same time. Now that I have some downtime (thank you, lockdown) I've decided to try photographing each of my dolls in chronological order from when I received them.
I plan on doing new headshots for everyone, but I waited too late in the day for the natural light and I haven't been able to find my ring light for my camera yet to use my photo tent for them so for now I'm just doing some photos using new string lights I got since I've been enjoying coloured lights for myself.
I got frustrated arranging these earlier so while I can do two colours I couldn't get the energy to do more than the one. I'm still figuring out how I want to use these.
Saturday, March 7, 2020
So I have been looking for a replacement for Photoshop and research has led me to trials for Affinity Photo and Pixelmator Pro. Despite article claims that they are very similar/intuitive/better than Photoshop, the learning curve on these programs begs to differ. Thus far I am not satisfied with either program but I reckon that is more likely due to the 20 years I spent using Photoshop and not because these new applications are all that bad.
I decided to do a comparison and edit an older photo in each program to see what it was like. I'm probably going to continue my research by watching video tutorials since neither program is particularly transparent about how to do things I want and what exactly is happening.
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Ruby is a plumber and works long hours, which often means he's up early and home late. Meanwhile, Rose is a blogger and works from home, so he spends a lot of time missing Ruby.