My friend Winnie, whom I met at the first ever 2004 Toronto Blythe doll meet, made this beautiful outfit that Winona Grace is wearing in the pictures. It reminds me so much of something a Russian princess would wear and I think that my goldie looks Russian so that is pretty much why I picked that outfit and Winona Grace as my January girl. Sure Canada is not as cold as Russia but since Toronto got this huge blast of snow I thought it was as close as it will get this year ;) (more snow on the way too!)
I have to tell you that I had so much fun capturing what I felt were some pretty amazing shots. I tell you once I get inspired I really do seem to grasp my favorite dolls in such a terrific light. I don't find it that hard either because using Blythe dolls as a subject does make it easier to get that perfect shot. I try to aim for a place that offers me a lot of natural light and if I don't have that then I resort to using the flash feature but I know that they won't be as stunning. I 99% of the time wait for the natural light, even if I am shooting indoors. I think the last time I did use it I was just showcasing my Blythe doll collection where there is no natural light at all since they are in a temporary location.
I know that you can take great pictures of your blythe doll too. I don't even use a very expensive professional camera. I have a Canon Powershot ELPH 320 HS that I picked up for less than $200 bucks, taxes in! It's a wi-fi camera, so when I am on the road, and as long as I have an internet connection, I can immediately upload them to my Canon account and/or Facebook. You can also upload your videos to YouTube, as well! I found the Canon site to be great for personal storage but the links stop working if you have a lot of people looking at your pics on blogs and forums. I find that Flickr is the best photo storage sharing site because they will not short out even if there are tons of people accessing the pics and they do offer a copyright on your pictures too. The camera comes in neat colors too and it's very slim so it's easy to carry in a small purse or pocket. Be sure to edit out your private information on Flickr because it will show up if you don't. I had my name and phone number displaying at first until my husband mentioned to go to the options and remove that. Thanks, honey!