Saturday, February 24, 2007

More from the Studio

This is one of the digital photographs from my work in the studio with Dwain. On Thursday I picked up the proofs from the film work and I am creating prints in the darkroom this weekend.

Time and Space

A still photograph is usually a section of space captured at a single instant of time. The photograph to the left breaks the paradigm in that it is a single image spanning multiple time periods. It is easier to appreciate the image if you click on the photograph which will cause your browser to display a larger copy of it.
The image was created with an ordinary digital camera attached to a tripod. The tripod collar is marked at 30 degree increments. A separate photograph is taken at each 30 degree increment. The tripod remains stationary, but the camera is pivoted into the next position. The photos are taken with the camera set on manual. The shutter speed and f/stop are constant, set to an average of each frame of the picture you plan to take.
Back at home the individual photographs are stitched together using Photoshop. Photoshop does a reasonably good job of matching the images up, but the final post-production work involves fine tuning of the joins, minor color corrections, and masking out seams between the photos when they are too harsh.
I have experimented with the technique over the last year on landscapes. This is the first time I included one of my models.

Monday, February 19, 2007


The photo to the left is an early digital shot from a shoot this afternoon with Dwain, whom I worked with for the first time today.
It is apparent from the photograph that Dwain was in excellent condition. What isn't necessarily obvious is his innate talent as a figure model. He was energetic, creative and very graceful.
I am very much looking forward to seeing the results of the rolls of film we shot.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Solar Craig

Another in the series of solarized prints. This print is a solarized version of a previously unposted shot of Craig Davidson.

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