Did you create your own doll-sized studio yet?  If not, here are some AWESOME examples to show you!  Every lady that tried this exercise has told me that they not only had a blast with their kids, but they also learned a lot more than they bargained for!

Read what Breanna from South Dakota said;

Our son doesn’t have any Barbies, so I decided to use his Buzz Lightyear. This was a great exercise for myself because it helps me to stop and think about what I’m doing instead of just shooting away. Such a great way to try out new ideas! Since I love to use natural light, I haven’t had much practice using indoor lighting…it was really different. I especially have a hard time adjusting the white balance.

Check out these GREAT shots Breanna shot.  Click on the image to see it BIG–Buzz Lightyear big!!!

Breanna, you mentioned having a hard time with White Balance.  Did you find that your images were yellow?  I’m noticing the hardwood floors, and whenever you’ve got hardwood floors, yellow light bounces back up on our subjects.  But yes, white balance is trickier with artificial lighting.  In fact, I often shoot in Auto White Balance and make corrections in post process.

Here are a couple examples from our SOAR! Recipients!

Charisse took the opportunity to not only build her doll sized studio, but also work with dolls that have different skin tones.  Read about what she discovered!

Rachel, played around with Depth of Field.  I LOVE those stars in the background Rachel!  Dreamy!

See all of Rachel’s photos, plus read about her “a-ha’s” by CLICKING HERE!

To see the most HILARIOUS video ever, check out Ali’s experience with building her doll sized studio.  But seriously, you may wet your pants from laughing!  To see Ali’s doll sized studio and watch her video, CLICK HERE!

I think this is my favorite SOAR! Photography Exercise yet!  I LOVE what you are all learning!  Keep sharing your experiences with me and post your photos up at the SOAR! Forum!



p.s.  VOTE TODAY! Who needs CONFIDENCE this Fall?!  Vote for your city of choice today!  Poll closes tomorrow night!