One thing that is quite difficult (or exciting, depending on which way you look at it), is not only posing one rather heavy doll that is at risk of toppling over at any moment; is posing two of them.
And trying to make it look convincing...
I joined my friend Lyanne back in July to trial a method she suggested, of using fishing line (or any thick plastic line) to keep the dolls upright, or at least stop them from toppling over completely.
It worked very well!
You can see the lines in this photo of Lyanne's Stella with my Crow, they are simply looped around the doll's shoulders and fastened to a frame (a laundry drying frame). I'd be pretty nervous about stepping back and photographing them like this if they were unsupported by anything!
And here the lines have been magically "removed" using Adobe Photoshop Elements 12;
Not too shabby! Still, the pose shown below is still less nerve-wracking... this is Lyanne's beautiful Lahela in lazy beach mode - no chance of falling over here!
Based in New Zealand, I've been a collector of ball-jointed dolls since 2011.