We’re on the set of Romeo and Juliet today, watching the filming of Act 4, Scene 3 from behind the scenes. Check out that little clapboard I made from iClipart! (I just shrunk it down and printed it on cardstock paper, using two brads and an extra piece of black scrapbook paper for a hinge.) The doll who’s working the clapboard is my Traveler doll … Continue reading #Shakespeare’s #RomeoJuliet with #Dolls @ ChellyWood.com will be a sight to see!
I’ve posted lots of doll diorama idea tutorials before, but today’s new video, titled simply, “Doll Diorama Ideas,” gives credit where credit is due. When you see the video, you’ll understand what I’m talking about. If you enjoy this video and would like to see more doll diorama idea videos, please leave a comment below, but also, take a look at all the great videos … Continue reading Consider these #Doll #diorama ideas for your next doll #photography project
In keeping with my August photography theme, I’m re-posting an older tutorial that shows you how to make an Instagram Pillow. So here’s everything you need to make one: Instagram Pillow Project Free printable sewing pattern 1 for Instagram pillow Free printable sewing pattern 2 for Instagram pillow Free video tutorial showing how to make Instagram pillow Those patterns go back to my early days on ChellyWood.com, … Continue reading Make a #felt #Instagram pillow w/ a FREE #pattern @ ChellyWood.com
This is an older video, but it has been somewhat popular on my YouTube channel. Since, during the month of September, I’ve been following a theme of doll photography tips and tricks (rather than my usual posting of free, printable doll clothes sewing patterns and tutorials), I thought it wouldn’t hurt to revisit this helpful tutorial, showing how I make my “invisible” doll stands. … Continue reading Doll #Photography Tip #11: Make an “Invisible” #Dolls’ Stand
Fashion dolls are typically made of hard plastic, and yet we want them to look life-like in our photos. So how do we avoid the glossy look of a doll’s hard-plastic “skin?” This doll photography tutorial video helps you problem-solve this notorious problem for doll photographers. This is the last of my NEW doll photography tips and tricks videos. I hope I haven’t inconvenienced anyone … Continue reading Doll #Photography Tip #10: Avoid Glossy #Dolls’ “Skin”
Indoor photography can be a real hastle when you have to set up the kitchen table for a photo shoot right after breakfast, hurry though your photos, and then take the kitchen-table-studio apart again in time for serving dinner. About a year ago, I moved all my doll photography stuff out to the kids’ playhouse. They were in junior high and high school, and they … Continue reading Doll #Photography Tip #9: Set up a Studio for #Dolls
We’ve all taken them: the photo that’s too dark or too bright. This video tutorial suggests ways to counteract problems with light and shadows. However, if you want to know more about how to adjust your DSLR camera and its ISO, aperture settings, etc., the place to look is Chelsea and Tony Northrup’s book, Stunning Digital Photography. I learned everything I know from them. But … Continue reading #Doll #Photography Tip #8: Light and Shadows