D43: Face to Face

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.

  • http://twitter.com/patofford pat offord

    Awesome Tasra! Love the post work a lot. I find myself doing the same things with the wife's Tinkerbell collection from time to time. My dreams haven't gone up in smoke, but my initial impressions of my Canon Rebel T1i (500D) aren't as good as I had hoped. I find myself going back to my fully featured Sony alpha 200 more and more.

    Must learn new camera….

  • http://gallow-photo-year.blogspot.com/ Steve Gallow

    I like the reflection in the eyes. Great photo.