Wednesday, October 24, 2007

My new mannequin form for taking photos of my handmade felted wool scarves

Up to this point, I've always photographed my hand felted wool scarves on a flat surface. Recently, I started thinking that it might be better if I were able to drape my scarves over a human form to show how they hang when worn. I debated for a long time on whether or not to buy some kind of mannequin form for this purpose. After researching my options and the wide array of prices for this kind of display item, I settled on buying two inexpensive plastic mannequin torsos that set on a table top surface. They are actually hollow in the back, but for my photo purposes, it really doesn't seem to matter.

Here's a couple of photos of the results. My photos are a bit bright, but this had nothing to do with the mannequin, but rather my photography skills, or should I say, my lack of photography skills. Anyway, I think that it is an improvement to see the scarves hanging on a human figure. Hopefully, it will allow potential customers to imagine what the scarf might look like on themselves . . . and buy a scarf or two.