Playing With Dolls (and your camera)

Posted on April 1, 2020

A Creative Way To Improve Your Photography

Time For The Toys

A lot of you might already have some dolls or action figures (aka dolls for boys) laying around the house from your children. If not, a couple of artist figures (aka dolls for adults) like I have here can be picked up for under $20 and have endless possibilities. The only limit is your imagination.

This is an activity for everyone that not only can help with your ability to frame an image to help tell a story but its something that can be done with anything from a phone to an interchangeable lens camera. Whether you are using the lights around your house, window light or an off-camera flash system, there are lots of creative ways to make an image. Try starting off simple and building from there.

After you’ve started the creative juices flowing, it’s time to pull out a couple of props. This doesn’t need to be anything crazy, just things you find around the house will do. It’s pretty amazing though what miniature things you can find to play with your do…ahem, excuse me, practice photography with.

I ended up creating scenes where everything in it except for the figures were edible. As long as you do this on a clean surface you can still eat everything too! If you have a yard or a garden, you could really have some fun.

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