Looking back through the images the last 40 days, I realize I haven’t photographed as many faces as I would’ve thought. So today I decided to return to the portrait… with a slight variation.
I chose to photograph the detailed face of one of my daughter’s dolls. It’s a collector’s item that she inherited from her grandmother who was an avid doll collector. This is one of our favorites because of the detail, the expression, and clothing.
After capturing a few images in natural light by the window, I processed it in Lightroom. Wanted to give it a painted, picturesque effect, something similar to the paintings of African princesses I saw at the MET. Fairly pleased with how it turned out. Even more delighted that this challenge is forcing me to take images I’ve always said I wanted to try.
Manual: Page 8—Charging and Inserting the Battery. Back to basics here. Look forward to getting into more meatier pages later.
Images: Got a new book in the mail today, Life Smiles Back. It’s a collection of more than 200 classic photos from the famous back page of LIFE magazine. Made me laugh.