Peeping from behind the door
CREDIT: Polina Plotnikova FRPS

Small World with Polina Plotnikova FRPS

Event info

Renowned for her flower portrait photography and for advocating Lensbaby photography, in this talk Polina Plotnikova FRPS introduces another facet of her work. Small World is a talk featuring artist ball-jointed doll photography – these high-end collectable objects are created by remarkable craftsmen and are a real work of art in themselves. They are perfect models to work with as they can be any character you want them to be, play any role. Polina covers a bit of history of ball-jointed dolls and discusses various aspects of photographing dolls, including adjusting the scale of lighting, sourcing props, etc.

Doll model with mask

Polina says: ‘They say that a photographer is either picture taker or a picture maker; I am firmly in the picture makers' club. While fully appreciating the "what you see is what you get" approach, I am much more interested in chasing an ever-elusive image that appears in my mind's eye, an image that conveys my feelings and emotions, rather than remains a mere statement of fact. After studying Art History in university, I worked in various museums and galleries. These days I teach my favourite photographic subjects: flower portraiture, still life, and in my own time enjoy photographing impressionistic landscapes, and collectable artist ball-jointed dolls.’

Dolls as models

All images © Polina Plotnikova FRPS

Zoom video-conferencing

This event will take place via video-conference using Zoom Webinar. You will be emailed a link in advance so you can join the event. Watch for a PDF document attached to your RPS Event Booking Confirmation email for more information about Zoom.

During the event you will be able to see Polina Plotnikova and her images. You will be able to ask questions after her session.

Booking a place

You will need to book online in order to be able to access this event. Booking closes at 07.00 BST on Friday 8 October. This event is free for Digital Imaging members, but these members still have to ‘purchase’ a (free) ticket to receive a link for joining the event. If you are not an RPS member you will need to register (for free) with the RPS website in order to book.

Please check whether your membership in Digital Imaging is still active before booking your place. This will be checked when ticketing closes, and any mistake could invalidate your ticket. Check your status by logging into the RPS website.

If you are outside the UK this service will help you to calculate the timing of the online workshop.

After booking you will receive an RPS Event Booking Confirmation email. If you do not receive this, you have not succeeded in booking a ticket.

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Event Organiser

Rex Waygood


Cancellation policy

If circumstances beyond our control cause cancellation of the online event you will be reimbursed. It is for each attendee to ensure they are able to view this presentation online. It may not be possible for the host/organiser to rectify any problems attendees may have. For that reason, it is in your best interest to satisfy yourself that you can communicate via Zoom before the event. No refund will be available if you are unable to attend the meeting for any reason.



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