thank you for all your lovely comments on my last post and on this guy when he was still in process. And I really do hope to get back into the swing of things soon.
I never find photographing my bears easy. I'm not a very good photographer that is no secret, it's something that I need to work on, but often the issue is not just that. when I take a photograph of one my guys, I want it to be true to them how they look in the fur and true to their spirit and personality, that i work so hard to put into them.
And this isn't always easy, often I will get a good photo, but the colours, not right or it doesn't look like them even if its a good pic. Sometimes i find the iphone captures some best where as others are best portrayed with my good camera.
SOme bears I make are truly quite photogenic, like my fave the Red bear and Mork and Linus, where as others aren't so much. Like Scout here, who like his maker is very unphotogenic. It was the usual thing all the photos on both cameras either made his face look skinnnier and his nose longer, or got his looks all wrong, and made his eyes too skinny. Made him look harder than he is does , he a sweet little bear with a softness to him. without wanting to sound too vain , he's a lot cuter than the pictures have been able to capture.
And weirdly enough the photos here which are the closest to the way he truly looks and is, where taken not in natural light but at night time with lights on, a usual no no for capturing my bears accurately.
So anyway here he is and with a little knitted vest to boot.
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