I generally use a clothes rack behind my kitchen table (but a card table works just as well). Then I pop the top of the backdrop over the clothes rack and hold it in place on the bar with Bluetac and lay the remaining backdrop on the table.
However, today I am using my bookcase behind my ironing board!
As you can see, there's nothing fancy used here, I try and keep things as simple as I can and use things I have on hand.
The rack folds up out of the way when I'm not using it and the backdrops are rolled up together and stored in a PVC tube (we had some left after bathroom renovations).
WHATEVER YOU DO, DON'T FOLD THEM. You can iron them on the back side if they wrinkle a bit, but if they have been folded they stretch slightly on the fold line and don't iron completely flat.
I don't have a steady hand, so I always use a tripod for shoots. If you need more tips on how to photograph your dolls, drop by HERE, it's a lovely blog and Martha shares some very easy to follow tips that have certainly been a great help to me.
My finished photo with Bon Bon, Truffles and Gum Drop showing off their new pants! I'm pretty pleased with the way this one turned out, as I photographed it RAW and used my photo editing programme to crop etc., before bringing it down to 1000 pixels wide / 72dpi. If you would like to see it at 1000 pixels, just click on the photo.
Taken the same way (RAW), with a different backdrop and edited with a different programme. So I don't think the editing makes as much difference as actually shooting using the RAW format. Love to hear your thoughts, how do you shoot your photos?
Have a great weekend!