~previously American Girl Imagination

~previously American Girl Imagination~

Saturday, December 7, 2013

5 Tips for Taking Photos in the Snow (with dolls)

(sorry if this post was ghost for awhile, I published before completed!)
Admit it, its a daunting and dangerous thought, especially if you've never done it before. Well, truth me told, it is. Snow is fluffy water, the exact thing you're supposed to keep your doll miles away from, right? Well, yes, but it can be done!
Before I even start this list, I'm going to say this: ASK YOUR PARENT OR GUARDIAN BEFORE DOING ANY OF THE LISTED BELOW!
Your parents will know you much better than I, and will be able to give you the better answer if you, as a unique person, should take your doll outside in that frigid wet snow.
(I'm not responsible if your doll is ruined, either. I'm not telling you to go out there, only giving you some suggestions)
Alright, that said, let's start!

1. Prepare for the worst! That's right, your doll could fall face first into the snow. It's happened to me before, when I wasn't prepare, and I freaked out. Thankfully, nothing came of the matter, but better safe than sorry. Bring along a small hand towel if you plan to stay out long.

2. Make sure your doll is ready. Put some clothes on her! Give her some sturdy shoes, so she stand better. As long as your careful, she can wear anything, but just like a human coat keeps the snow off of our bodies, the right doll coat can do just the same for your doll. If you're feeling a little OCD about it, you could stuff some plastic wrap under her shirt, to help keep of the water, but no biggie.

3. Get yourself ready... That's right. If you're taking pictures, don't wear something to constraining, but you'll want to dress warm. Taking a good picture doesn't take 30 seconds (usually)

4. Keep your Camera safe! Bring out its case, or a small bag to set it in, in case you need to set it aside for posing purposes. Don't forget your touch screen gloves if you've got a mobile deceive, or if you have one, a sturdy tripod.

5. Set that camera before you go outside. It'll be a lot easier than fumbling around with it in the cold when you'd like to just return to the comfort of indoors. If you have a point and shoot, look for a snow setting on your camera. If you've got a DSLR, do a little reading on taking pictures in snowy scenes. Auto might not give you the look you want, so be prepare to change up your white balence so things don't looking funky colored, f stops and whatever else.

Alright then! I hope that gave you a few ideas, and now, if you have permission, get out there a shoot!



  1. Really interesting! I noticed something that probably came with your Laylie doll, in this picture: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-jwk9RjLRJL4/UqM_i8bHpXI/AAAAAAAAUXI/9Xh6KXGGzCE/s1600/IMG_0091.jpg :D

  2. Thank you so much for this! I'm experimenting with my dolls outside with the snow. So far the only bad thing was that Samantha fell backwards into the snow.


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