Last updated Sunday, October 27, 2013
are some "outtakes" from the set-up of the previous page, the
"More Naked Than Nude"
animated GIF image. (Also, don't miss the Commentary
page for these images.)
I've recently started (digitally) applying a sepia tone to these
images, and I like it. I'll soon be applying sepia toning to my
real life prints, not just my scans.
Which is the better cropping? (Same image)
is a happy accident. I had thought to end the animated sequence
with the blanket falling by itself, revealing the disappeared
model. I had Barbara do the dropping, but she didn't quite clear
the scene. Because of that, this image wasn't usable in the
sequence, but I liked the image. I like the weirdness of the
frozen-in-time blanket, I like the gradient shading, and (of course), I
like the stretched & truncated figure.
So, there's a lesson. Working in the studio is all about
control -- controlling light & composition. But sometimes, you
got to let go & let things happen.
is one final image, and another lesson. When we were making the
images for the animated sequence, I had the camera on a tripod & a
mark on the floor. I wanted as much consistency as possible.
While we were making the nude exposures, I looked down at Barbara's
feet, to verify that she was standing on her mark, and I loved the way
the blanket puddled around her feet. I should have made that
exposure right then & there, but we didn't. After completing
the exposures for the sequence, we tried to recreate the same image --
we lifted & lowered that blanket a dozen times, and we failed to get
it right. This wasn't even close to the arrangement of folds that
So, the lesson is this -- if you see it & you like it, you should
photograph it right away. Don't expect to be able to go back &
recreate it later.
(Remember -- feedback is always appreciated)