The journey of a simple doll photographer as she seeks to take her photographs from the novice arena to the next level.

After a hiatus that has spanned over a year Sellie (SR) of intermittentimaginings “fame” has taken the step away from shooting Ever After High Dolls to Kotobukiya’s Cu-Poche figures.

When asked as to why the switch two reasons come to mind.

Firstly, the space that once was used for my photo shoots has been usurped and my area has shrunk in size greatly. Cu-Poche’s are a much smaller scale.

Secondly, after purchasing my first Cu-Poche figure I fell in love with the proportions, and their ¬†articulation (which in my opinion is far superior to Good Smile’s Nendoroids). The ability to change the figures expressions put them at a different level than Ever After High dolls. This allows for the character in the shoot to emote, not to the same level as a living person, but I find they can tell more of a story¬†than the static faces of fashion dolls.

This blog will also contain a series of Tutorials for those individuals who want to know how certain items in the photo shoots were created. It is my hope to be able to show you how to make super cheap props using cardboard and dollar store finds. I imagine most people do not have a large amount of space to dedicate to these hobbies so being able to make props that can be disposed of with little financial loss is beneficial to all.

For those of you who want to use these tutorials to make items for your children’s toys I suppose this is an option as well, I just cannot promise durable items. The things that I am making are for a photography session or two and are not put to any actual wear and tear.

I hope that if you have taken the time to visit this site you have enjoyed yourself and will choose to come back. It is my hope for this blog to have content posted regularly, and to have traffic to match. Feel free to follow shootingcupoche, and to contact me with ideas or suggestions.