A few weeks ago I experimented with… with… uh, what did I experiment with?
I was trying to do some golden-hour photography, but I don’t think this was the golden hour. :P I walked outside, thought the evening sunlight was beautiful, and decided to take one of my dolls out for a photoshoot.
It didn’t turn out quite as good as I hoped. ? I tried to capture some golden sunlight and then pretty sun flares on the camera, but this was my second time trying to do that, so I’m not very good at it… yet. ? But I thought you’d like to see the pictures anyway, so in the future when I do more “golden” photoshoots like this, you can tell me if I have improved or not. You can be honest. ;)
So last year I changed her name to Ellie, with the full name of Ellie-Joy.
But I don’t wanna change Ellie’s name again! People would get SO confused if they’re new to Delightful World of Dolls. “What is this doll’s name? Joy? Ellie? Ellie-Joy? Maisie? I read all these different posts with all these different names for one single doll. Madison should make up her mind!”
See how that would get confusing? :P
But I still like the name Ellie.
Though the name Ellie-Joy is just… odd. :P
So you know what I’m going to do?
[EDIT – KiKi gave me a perfect suggestion! Though Ellie goes by Ellie most of the time, her full name shall officially be Ellie-Mae Ivy Ling! :D]
I’ve omitted the “Joy” entirely. That was what I had originally done after her name change, but then later I added the Joy back in there. (Why did I do that? :P) And today I’ve omitted it! ?
Now that I think of it, Ellie suits her.
Even though I really wanted to name her Maisie when I first got her, somebody else already had an Ivy doll with the name Maisie and I didn’t want to copy. :P
So… what did you think of the pictures? As you can see, I’m definitely still trying my hand to taking pictures during the “golden hour.”
Not that these were even taken at the golden hour anyway. ?
There’s always room for improvement, no matter how good you are at something! You don’t always have to have the greatest camera in the world to take better pictures. You’ve just got to experimenting and practicing with whatever camera you have, and mark my words, you’ll get better and better! :D
What is the most valuable photography tip you’ve learned, if you have any?
♥ Madison and Ellie ♥
P.S. I wish the leaves would turn beautiful colors and fall off of the trees here! :( I miss my pretty Texas autumns! :'( :P :)