So, photo editing can be very deceptive. However, I think it can also bring a more realistic view of a baby.
I was messing around with cell phone pictures because, in general, they suck. My phone does this ridiculous smoothing thing I hate. It kills details big time. Anyway, just some examples of using filtering to show more accuracy rather than deceive.
I’d love to see some examples of the other way around. I might take some pictures of flaws and filter them myself just to try and figure out how photos might be altered to hide booboos.
Edit: These are Lightroom auto correct only. Nothing fancy.
I do very basic edits on any photos, granted I don’t make or sell dolls anymore. Only thing I touch is the lighting, if the photo is a bit dark I brighten it up a bit.
For photos I take of my geckos, I do edit those also. Mostly because I have a crack in my camera lens, but that doesn’t make photos look nice.
Sometimes skin tones are hard to capture correctly. I don’t see anything wrong with a filter if it is actually more accurate for color.
I have been looking closer at some photos from Facebook because the artist shows a pretty good looking baby professionally photographed but then the person who bought the doll posts pictures and there are flaws I swear were corrected. I’ve seen missing paint, very incorrect color, pluggy hair, etc.
As a matter of fact, Scout has a defect in his face. You can see it better after I filtered it. I’ve been trying to get more accurate photos because I’m not dealing with someone saying what was in the photo isn’t what they got. Also, I’m irritated that crappy babies are selling for thousands just because they are silicone. I see more covering up in silicone than vinyl.
While professionally taken and edited photos looks beautiful in your room, I would never trust those photos in Reborn World and I would definitely not buy one based on them.
I try to get everything perfect in my camera so I don’t need to edit pictures, I do use artificial light so I have good lighting but I always send potential costumers pictures I’ve taken with my phone
Have you thought about adding video to your listings? A YouTube channel is easy to create and you can unlist videos so the only people who see them are visiting it via a link. I think if you’re really concerned about hiding booboos, altered photos, etc, video is a good way to show what’s really there!
I have. They seem like a more safe option. I’ll figure it all out before I sell anything.
Lately, I’ve been taking videos of all of my dolls. That way, buyer can get a better view of the baby. I only have a cellphone and take in natural lighting. So, video comes in handy
Sometimes I’ll post a slightly edited/filtered picture on my reborn Instagram, but I only use unedited photos in sale listings. I know what you mean though, my old phone was terrible about picking up details / accurate colors. I use my camera for pictures now, it picks up stuff a million times better.
I think editing pictures to reflect reality better is perfectly fine.
I understand where the ‘don’t edit pictures’ idea comes from, but in my opinion it depends on how you edit.
Color or lighting correction is normal in professional photography, too.