I'm really enjoying my Blythe A Day photo challenge this month in addition to Feb Photo A Day.
Some days I'm pressed to take photographs so I'm rushed to just get one done & have to make do with poor lighting & silly photos. Other days, I'm trying my best to develop my iPhone photography skills. Thank goodness filters can be added to any of these to create some interesting effects & hide or deflect from the not so good ones. Ha!
Anyway, here's #BlytheAday pics up until now....
Day 1: Mood - frazzled with lots on & the clock is ticking...tick tick tick...
Day 2: Flowers/Floral - Out in the flower garden in her new floral jumpsuit & daisy chain in her hair. And she met a new friend!
Day 3: Water - sea breeze blowing through her hair, she looks out to sea & imagines a cruising holiday on the water
Day 4: Something Bought - new dress from I Love George/ Monkeyss on ETSY
Day 5: Something Made - Three simple dresses that I made
Day 6: Morning - Messy crazy morning bed hair
Day 7: Blue - Beautiful blue dress by Mieme on ETSY
Day 8: Friend - Pumpkin hanging out with all her little friends [the redheads are speshly close]
Day 9: Hat - Green wooly beanie & headband
Today was day 9 - see above and compare to below....
I thought I would share a little behind the scenes look on this last photo so you can see how some photos are put together...
Its important to say that I was running late getting my photo done today. So this was taken about 10.30pm in my bedroom with full artificial light.
I sat my new shadow box that I picked up on my travels, onto my pillow on my bed. I then put my doll inside. I had been experimenting with the black top draped over my bedhead but because the doll had black hair it wasn't a suitable background. It s not there for any other reason than that LOL
I sat at an angle on my bed where my iPhone shadow didn't cross the doll, it was hidden off to the side. And I snapped a few shots of her in her shadow box.
On my iPhone, I then used an app called CP Pro + to crop to square. I added some artificial flash to the pic and chose the Allure filter. I saved the pic to my photo gallery on my phone. The I instagrammed the edited picture using the Lo-fi filter. So there you go. A few post processing steps to make the photo a bit more interesting and arty.
Now I am no expert on any of this. If you browse through Flickr or indeed Instagram, you will see some incredible photos of Blythe and of course every other subject you can possibly imagine!
Blythe however, really is a fantastic model to help you practice photography. Its certainly teaching me quite a bit. I have lots to learn but having fun along the way.