Indoor photography can be a real hassle 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 lunch or dinner.
In 2015, I moved all my doll photography stuff out to the kids’ playhouse. They were in junior high and high school, and they didn’t use the playhouse anymore. So it seemed like the ideal location.
I filled the playhouse with all the necessities: my photo studio lights, a coffee table, and some shelving for storing dolls in tightly-sealed containers. The scenario worked out nicely. Here’s a shot of one of the scenes from Romeo and Juliet, for example, set up on the coffee table in the playhouse:
That was six years ago. Now that my oldest daughter is in college, I’ve converted her room into a sewing-room-plus-photo-studio, but when we were crunched for space, the kids’ abandoned playhouse was perfect for my doll photography. A lot of my 2015 – 2016 doll clothes tutorial videos were filmed in that little playhouse. You can even hear the space heater running in some of my sewing tutorial videos!
When I reached 5000 subscribers on my YouTube channel, I gave you a tour of my latest sewing room and photo studio space. Here’s that “Craft Room Tour” once again, just in case you missed it back then:
So whether you carve out a space in a linen closet or find a spot in the garage, you’ll find your doll photography can be much more efficient if you use an indoor studio that’s designated as your own, personal space.
In this video, I mention the Fovitec 2-light tabletop photography studio set. That link will take you to the Amazon page where you can buy a set for yourself. And your purchase of the set will help bring much-needed income to my website, to help keep it running, as I’ll get a small percentage of each purchase made.
In this Friday’s blog post, I’ll be discussing how my website will be changing to include a few links to Amazon, eBay, and Etsy that will help you purchase the things you need for your sewing (and in this case doll photography), while at the same time helping to support this site financially.
Blessings and good wishes everyone, and I hope you enjoy your sewing and doll photography adventures!