Finally! I found a photography lighting tutorial that shows me how to do EXACTLY what I've been trying to accomplish with my photographs for the last several weeks. I practiced the technique on my latest vintage dress form doll creation.
before lighting tutorial
What do you think of the photo? Who knew you could find a good photography tutorial by typing in a search for how to make ball jointed dolls??
after lighting tutorial
The angle in the second one is a little bit different but I love the fact that you can see the translucence of the roses and the crystals not to mention I got rid of the ugly alien gray background!