Hey there! ☆ I’ve always been a fan of the dynamic doll poses, they look so lively!
If you want to know how I took this photo, keep reading ~ 🎵
Get a good equipment
I’ve tried to recreate jumps, steps or difficult poses with different tools but now… now I have the definitive one!
It’s the flexible Acbjd stand you can see here below and on my Instagram video. I bought two: one for indoor use (to keep it new and clean), and another one for outdoor photography.
They’re very sturdy and hold the weight of a Dollfie Dream perfectly. As you can see, it’s formed by a transparent base, a flexible “stick” and a clamp (in the video I hid it by putting Coco’s hair above).
This is the basic tool to get a dynamic pose for your doll. But we can go much further if we use more pieces to pose hair and clothes in the air. Photographers like Zodake or @Cute_Lilia dominate this art!
💼 Reaching another level in doll posing with this new stand from Acbjd, can’t wait to try it outdoors!! 😱😱💖💖 Hope you have a wonderful weekend guys! 🎉 #orchiddolls #DD #dollfiedream #doll #dollfie #volks #volksdolls #ドルフィードリーム #toycrewbuddies #toyunion #dollphotography #toyphotography #dollstagram #bishoujoheaven #TOMSenpaiNoticeMe #epictoyart #TopToyPhotos #toydiscovery #toyartistry #toygroup_alliance #coco #fashion #student #blonde #dollstand
Pose your doll and shoot
You know I always advise to spend all the time you need to pose the doll. To learn more about this topic, read point 3 of my ‘10 tips for Doll Photography‘.
If it’s possible, hide the stand as much as you can, that will save you editing time.
Now choose the best angle and shoot. For dynamic doll poses try with low angles like those in this photo shoot, trust me 😉
Time to do some magic! ~ ☆ These are the 3 main tools I use in Photoshop to erase stands and similar objects, with example videos of how they work:
Spot Healing Brush Tool
It’s a simple tool with which the program “deletes” the area you paint simulating a possible background. It works great for hairs, acne and in this case, our stand.
It’s important that the brush size is as similar as possible to the object that you are going to erase, in order to avoid weird things XD
I use the patch to start with wider areas, such as the base of the stand. Draw an area and drag that selection to the texture you want. In my case, I choose the piece of grass that I like the most. The program does ‘copy and paste’ adapting the lights, shadows and edges.
Clone Stamp Tool
The Clone Stamp Tool does a selective ‘copy and paste’: set a point and clone it where you want. I like to clone in a new layer so this way I don’t lose the information of the original photo (sock and knee in this photo). Doing this allows me to polish delicate areas.
And that’s all, trick revealed! 😛
Once the stand is removed, you only have to edit the photo as any other. Of course, I advise not to over use the tools I’ve commented, because it’s very easy to make it look fake.
I hope it’s been interesting and, as always, if you have any questions or proposals leave a comment below ^_^
Oh! And if you take a picture using this tutorial, please let me know in my social networks or here, I will love to see your work! 😍