Blythe On A Budget: Discreet Stands for Photos

Written on November 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm by Michelle
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There’s some photographers out there who take photos of Blythe and it looks like that their doll is standing all by herself. What’s the trick to it? Is it that they have excellent Photoshopping skills? Is it that they have a magical Blythe who really can stand all by herself? Or perhaps they just happen to use some discrete stands and a whole lot of good photography angles in order to get that great photo to share. My bets are on the excellent Photoshopping skills and the discreet stands.

What you want to do with the stand is have them at an angle and propped up against the doll’s back or behind their head (think of a 45° angle between the ground and the stand if the doll’s completely perpendicular to the ground).

Some ideas for what you could use as a stand include:

  • Forks
  • Skewers
  • Chopsticks
  • Sticks
  • Toothbrushes (I especially like using the bristled part to hold up against their necks)

Regardless of what you choose to use as a stand, the doll really comes to mind when you pose them in a way you would expect a human to pose – knees bent a little, perhaps the head turned to one side, arms down or out. What angle you take the photo at,  how much light is available – it all changes how a photo could turn out.

If you are, however, interested in doing a little bit of photo manipulation and don’t have a copy of Photoshop or find it too expensive (this is Blythe On A Budget, after all!) you can check out the free photo manipulation program, GIMP, for all your photo manipulation needs.

Happy photo taking!

One Response to “Blythe On A Budget: Discreet Stands for Photos”

  1. Michele says:

    Downloading GIMP now..thanks for this, its all about making the dollehs *come to life* xx

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