At 09:06 PM 10/4/2018, Ann Sanfedele wrote: >The key thing is multiple photos from different angles - I wouldn't use a >grey background.
Ann - thanks for the suggestions. I've added a rear view. I used the grey background because it is what I have - I don't really have anyplace else without a lot of clutter behind the doll. Perhaps the darker gray flip side of the backdrop would work better (I have a darker grey drape for the Workmate as well). I don't think I need anything for scale for the "Brides of America" dolls as they are a well-known series, and the height will go in the listing anyway. There are several other dolls that are less well known and for those I think you are right and there should be something to show scale. I expect to take some more test shots before I am satisfied, but once I get the formula shooting the rest of the dolls should go quickly. You mentioned condition, and these are excellent. They are single-owner and have lived in a closed display case for all of their lives out of the sunlight. I know that Mom kept the original boxes, packaging, certificates of authenticity and so on, but finding where in the house she stored them will be a chore. Both of my parents were pack rats and I inherited those genes. >Auctioning them on ebay? Yup - it has been a while since I sold anything there, but I need to start cleaning out this house. It was fine when my parents were alive (we got this house so I could care for them in their old age) but now that they are both gone I need to look forward. A four-bedroom three-full-bath house is too much house (and too much money) for a mostly retired bachelor. I have to clean it out before I can downsize. Dale H. Cook, many years as 35mm SLR photographer, now Pentax K-70 w/ Pentax-DA 18-270mm walking- around lens or SMC Pentax-A 50mm/f2 lens -- PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List PDML@pdml.net http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow the directions.