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BJD Photography Tutorial I by Geekisthecolour BJD Photography Tutorial I by Geekisthecolour
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[EDIT] If you make use of the tutorial let me know~ :3 I'd love to see the results!

[EDIT 2] Fixed a couple of typos~

The first of a few tutorials I plan to do.
Since people where interested in lighting and someone asked me more specifically how I did this photo: [link] I figured I'd start off with something simple that only requires natural light.

Feel free to let me know if there's something that doesn't make sense or could do with more explanation.

Other shots using his technique or very similar:
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BJD Photography Tutorial I by =Dieux-Faux is a no fuss tutorial that will guide you in a few easy steps how to achieve a blown out background, resulting with soft and natural shadows on the subject without the fuss of extra lighting and equipment.Perfect for those that do not have studio lighting and equipment. Thank you for sharing! ( Featured by znow-white )
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Presea Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was really useful, thank you for this tutorial !!
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musumedesu Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Hello! I tried my best to use this tutorial on a picture of mine! I liked the tutorial, also, with the credits. This is the picture: musumedesu.deviantart.com/art/…

Thanks so much for doing this! It has really motivated myself to practice and improve!
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Geekisthecolour Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Photographer
You're very welcome! You made fantastic use of it and your photo looks great! Keep up the good work X3
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Ayanyami Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student General Artist
This is one of the best photography tutorial I have seen. Useful for even non-BJD cases.

Mind if I share on my tumblr? O3O
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Geekisthecolour Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Professional Photographer
Of course ^^ as long as it's credited share away~
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Tay-McKay Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Photographer
What kind of lens do you use darling? :aww:
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Geekisthecolour Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Photographer
If I remember correctly (though I could be wrong because I made this tutorial a long time ago) I used a 50mm 1.4/f for this, though largely these days I'm shooting with a 28-75mm 2.8/f
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Tay-McKay Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Photographer
okay thank you so much!
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VividDollDreams Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Oh wow, I always wondered how people got these nice shots. Such a simple technique that do so much beauty to a photo~

Thank you for sharing it, it's definitely going to be useful to me someday when I got photographing. c8
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012   Digital Artist
I love this tutorial. Not that I have dolls to work with :XD: But I do love to photograph and this is sure to come in handy. Maybe I'll even get into dolls. Great work. Thanks for sharing. :heart:
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Geekisthecolour Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
I'm glad you enjoyed it! It's a technique that can apply to shooting other things too (like still lifes etc or even portraits if you have a big enough window) so I'm glad you found it handy ^^
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manda-j-panda Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student Artist
Great tutorial... I've been trying to take decent pictures of my dolls, with okay results... but this is a different technique that will be fun to try!
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dalucia Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow this is helpful! Thanks so much!
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Mischief-Manifesto Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Oh man, your tutorials are immensely helpful! I can't wait to give this a shot when I get home.
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shannonjc Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the tutorial!!

I tried it, but....I think I need more practice..^^; [link]
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lmikia Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
I'm definitely going to :+fav: all of your tutorials here and on DoA. They have lots of info and I can't wait to get my new charger so I can turn on my camera and try out these tutorials :D
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MarcHinkel Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Student Photographer
that helped me alot !! thanks :woohoo:
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Serafitus Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Thank you for a very helpfull tutorial! You did an amazing job with it <З
I've tried it and that's the result: [link]
What do you think about it? >_<
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Geekisthecolour Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Professional Photographer
It looks awesome X3 I'm so glad you found the tutorial useful~
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Serafitus Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
I'm happy to hear you liked it <З
All of your tutorials are very useful, thank you for sharing!
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HumbleluluBJD Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
once again, great tutorial :)
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benihme-chan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
very nice! i'll use this in the future!
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Accebera Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Awesome guide! Thank you very much for making it. =D
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Draxicor Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very helpful tutorial! Here's my try after reading it [link]
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ShinkonoKokoro Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Useful! Thanks a lot!
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Catch-Me-If-Ya-Can Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010  Student General Artist
ooh, this is interesting. I learned alot. thanks :)
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fantasticalidea Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
ahh very useful. ill try this out sometime
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GisaPizzatto Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
featured on :icondeviantarttimes:!!!! [link]
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Geekisthecolour Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much for the feature :hug:
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fencer-chick Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That was incredibly helpful, thank you.
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hemicchi Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there! Just wanted to tell how awesome this tutorial is and I also tried it! Here's the result (more in my gallery though) [link]
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SunlitDreams Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Sorry for the triple fav on your tutorials. I really admire your work, and your tutorials are very clear and helpful.
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itseva Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
Cool, I'll definately try that!
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Misrav Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Used here: [link]
Thanks for sharing the info! ~
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Geekisthecolour Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
^^ It looks awesome! I'm glad you found it usefull! :3
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Taivasastronautti Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
This is really helpful, thank you! ♥
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petxis Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
thanks, will let you know when I use it.
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Urethane-side-Effect Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
Featured here:
[link]

forum still under construction, sorry.
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SergioGonzalez Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Great and illustrative tutorial, thanks very much for sharing with us.

By the way, congrasts on DD :)
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Neyjour Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used your tutorial here: [link] and here: [link]

Thanks very much! I'm looking forward to future tutorials from you. They're wonderful, and very much appreciated! :)
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ellir-pa Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
what do you call those dolls? where do you get it?
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Burusai Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the great tutorial <3 I´ve tried it today, here´s what came out: [link]
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max-c-lee Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
This tutorial inspired me to make this: [link] None of this was over my head, but I never thought to try it! Thanks.
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max-c-lee Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
[link]

That might work...
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ferrari2006extreme Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Cool tutorials, thx for sharing!
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bloodyartist123 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the info! :thumbsup:
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SenshiStock Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow this could be useful for so much more than dolls :D I feel learned :3
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junkster78 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Great tut, only suggestion is to fix what ISO means (International Standards Organization). You have it listed at IOS. =]
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