Do you take your dolls pictures up against a neutral colored wall? Here are some ways to change up your background!
If you want some excitement in your background, you can use a roll of wrapping paper to make a background. You can tape the ends on something high, like a table, and let the tube roll to the ground. This is what I used on these pictures:
I used a more neutral kind on this picture.
I used a more colorful paper on this one. I think the type you use depends on the purpose of the photoshoot. If you are focusing on the the clothing, I would choose a more neutral patterned one. If you are focusing on the doll, and the photoshoot has a playful feel to it, I would use a less patterned, but more colorful one. It’s up to you which ones to use!
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I noticed my photography has gotten better. Look at the top picture. It doesn’t have even lighting. The bottom one has the light almost evenly spread over Grace’s face. Remember, if your pictures don’t turn out the way you’d hoped, keep practicing. If you have questions, feel free to ask them in the comments.
– American Girl Doll Artist + Photographer