Saturday, 23 October 2021

Pretty Halloween!

Hello everyone!!! Happy Halloween! I had this idea for the outfit, and I really like how it turned out. Truth to be told, Kanon is a very cute doll, and she'll look adorably cute in anything I put her own. In any case, given that we are again in lockdown, my photography and interest has been dwindling. Too much work, and it is difficult to keep up. Please excuse me if in the future I skip some weeks from posting.

Anyways, here is a pic, and more under the cut. Therer won't be much text, just some rants.

Sunday, 17 October 2021

Purple Kanon!

Hello everybody! I'm still doing @OrchidDolls new photography challenge, and this time is with the purple colour. This time I used the only automatic lens, but settled everything like a flat-lay. A flat-lay is a photo in which you put everything in the ground (or a surface parallel to it), and then angel your camera so that the lens is also parallel to the objects. And when you take the photo, there is basically no perspective.

These are not quite a flat-lay, because I wasn't 100% parallel to the ground, but oh shoot me. I like it anyways and if I stood I project a shadow over it that I didn't like! The whole point of it is to not have shadows! This one was for the topic of colour purple, and I really like how it turned out. I painted the jean by hand, you know!

Sunday, 10 October 2021

Vintage Lenses in Your Mirrorless/DSLR

Another photography tutorial, yay! So, this time I come here to preach on the one-way-trip of using vintage lenses on your DSLR/Mirrorless camera. Main advantages? They cheap AF, huge variety, excellent build. Did I saw cheap? But well, there are some "cons" to this as well, and it is that these lenses are manual--this means that you need to focus on your doll, because your camera will be unable to do it. However, most cameras now have some tools to assist you with this, so I will be explaining.

Let's start!

Sunday, 3 October 2021

Interview with Cocoarts

Hello everyone! New month is here and we have another interview! This time, please welcome Aurora, also known as CocoaDiamond, a faceup artist based in Spain. As always, the interview is in both English and Spanish, and all the photos were used with permission. Onto the questions!

Hello! It’s an honour to do this interview!
Hello, Musume, nice meeting you! I’m Aurora, a small Spanish artist known as Cocoa or CocoaDiamond (each person calls me in a different way).
¡Hola! ¡Es un honor hacer esta entrevista contigo!
¡¡Hola Musume, encantada de conocerte!! Soy Aurora, una pequeña artista española a la que se le conoce por internet como Cocoa o Cocoa Diamond (cada persona me llama de una forma diferente).

Monday, 27 September 2021

Comparing Camera Lenses (Part II)

Hello everybody! Time for another camera tutorial! This time, I am comparing camera lenses by putting them all at the same distance. So far I had two very thorough lens-related camera tutorials:
So with now, I have an extra comparison. Bad thing is that I left the Minolta 200mm in another bag and completely forgot to take a picture with it, so you will see the others. Basically, this is similar like the one I linked above (second link), but this time I took the photos with all the lenses at 1.3 meters from my doll, so you can see how much focal affects the photo. There are behind the scenes photos as well: I had to use a tripod to ensure everything was still.

Here you have the collage of all pictures, and the large versions are inside: