Photography Project Ideas – The Doll Project


This post is made for two reasons. The first reason is to inspire you (hopefully) to do small photography projects and the second reason is to make you use your mobile camera more often than you do now.

This is my second photo project post here. The previous one is the Legs Project.

My daughter, like all girls, loves dolls.  Most of the dolls have been with her from the day she was born so she’s much attached to them that she refuses to exchange them for new ones. These dolls were like her friends when she was small, and now, as she goes around saying that she’s become a “big girl” (5 years old), she has assumed the role of an older sibling to all of them.

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My daughter has given names to these dolls. The bigger one is Flora and the boy on her lap is Tinko. I have used these two dolls to show the relationship between my daughter and the dolls. The bigger one here, Flora, is playing my daughter’s part here.

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I have kept the dolls as it is. My daughter feeds Tinko food, that’s why his mouth is dirty. Tinko is like her little brother.

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This one’s my favorite pic. Little Tinko asking her “big” sister what that spotted animal is.

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She likes teaching Tinko how to draw and color

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Tinko showing the page he colored

When you do a project, the image quality does not really matter. Its just that you should have a set of images to complete the storyboard and you can use your mobile camera to capture images. I used my low-cost Micromax canvas cell phone camera. Actually the original images are much cleaner than the ones here, but I wanted to use some creative filters, and thus spoiled the overall quality (sharpness).

However, the whole point of doing a mini project like this is not to test the quality of your photography equipment but to get your creative mind out of the box and see new things. You will find out that you don’t need to go on a journey to find interesting things to photographs.

Personally, this project gave me double benefits. While it helped to improve my creativity,  I have also effectively documented a part of my daughter’s childhood in all its originality.

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About Joshi Mukard (79 Articles)
The author is a wandering soul with no place to call his home town. He was born in Kerala, brought up in several parts of Tamil Nadu, and currently living in Bangalore, shifting his base across the city on a yearly basis with fellow (unfortunate) wanderers, his wife (Libena) and little daughter (Tanaya). Despite all these, the author is a happy soul with no complaints on anything. He wakes up in the morning and sleeps at night and in-between he ducks, stumbles and dances through this world.

6 Comments on Photography Project Ideas – The Doll Project

  1. This is awesome! but I don’t have toys to expreiment
    and ahem,when is the real Tinko coming? 😛

  2. Tanaya is gonna be very happy when she sees this in future.

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