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  • Im the producer of the nightmare and the performance has just begun

    Thanks Tanya. I did think long and hard about cloning flour into the negative space but in the end I decided I liked it the way it is. Your mod is great, it gives a different view point. I also thought about taking the branches out but again I thought they added to the image.

    I also know what you mean about ideas, my brain is overflowing with ideas but I never seem to have the time to act upon them. I think over both flour shoots I have taken 300-400 shots and I will be lucky to have 30 I am happy with, if that. But thats what I enjoy, the experimenting and making mistakes.

    Thank you again for the advice.
    • 11 Apr 2016 2:37PM
  • Deconstruct

    Hi Moira & Dudler

    The mods are great, BW works well. Despite experimenting with everything else B&W is one thing I'm scare of. Pauline's work is amazing. I want to experiment with everything, flour, water, paint, perhaps even customer powder. We shot outdoors on Thursday, its a shaded area at the best of times but it was quiet overcast, so the lighting was grim. John, the model is a wrestler and is a giant so we went for something sinister and I seem to be doing a lot of square crops these days, I think I shoot everything with an eye to a CD cover.

    Im trying this again on Sunday with a different model and that was one think I picked up from the first shoot is that its going to take a lot of practice to perfect. The timing of the shot is key, the amount of flour on the pan is key, how hard/fast it's launched at the model.

    Moira I did think what if the flour does something to the camera and how I would explain it could be interesting.

    thank you both again
    • 26 Mar 2016 12:00PM
  • you who I let hypnotise the lens

    Thanks Dudler. I bought a bunch of different colours. This is one I took at the smoke was dissipating amongst the trees the dreaming Its amazing the different effects you can get depending on bow quick you are at getting the shots. Some of the colours were a bit erratic, the orange grenade in particular. The smoke goes quickly generally it stops flowing after about 90 seconds so I was more intent on getting as many images as I could in the time.
    • 23 Mar 2016 7:39PM
  • Threads

    Hi Dudler, I fully agree with the blood, Im not entirely sure why I included it so I agree it has to go. Both mods are good, Im never very confident with BW but Ive started experimenting with it. When I was shooting this yesterday i did want to include the needle in the shot but neither of us could get the needle threaded and only after the event did i figure out how I could have gotten around it. Hindsight is a wonderful thing, never it gives me a chance to re-shoot it. Thanks as always for your advice.
    • 28 Feb 2016 2:39PM
  • Dont show and tell

    Thanks Dudler, I will try the higher shutter speed and smaller app and see what effect that has. I will also give the card/sheets a go. Thank you.
    • 13 Dec 2015 5:50PM
  • I view from a far

    Thanks Willie. The crop works really well
    • 20 Sep 2015 10:03PM
  • Anamorphic

    Thanks guys, Tanya I'm not sure why either but the
    Colours work for me anyway. Willie. I had the model
    All over,metaphoricaly,so there are lots of different edits
    To follow. Thanks again
    • 28 Aug 2015 9:05PM
  • Pitch Black Queen

    Dudler, thanks. I love the BW version. Its almost Lovecraft esq, normally I wouldn't have gone for a white vignette but it just works so well. Willie, I meant so the image was square, not rectangle portrait. Ive managed it a number of times in CC by extending the canvas and using the content aware fill but it just looked weird, perhaps I need to practice it a bit more.
    • 25 May 2015 4:00PM
  • Controlled by their mistakes

    Willie its fantastic. The darkness I was looking for, thank you. Did you use CC2015? or a different version of photoshop?
    • 3 May 2015 4:41PM
  • Trapped inside

    Thanks Pamela, Keith & Tanya. I think the whole shot needs more light but its getting the balance right, too light and it loses the effect, too dark and you lose a lot of what I want to keep. I used a very small hand held projector for this but I may go back to the big projector and try it again. The positioning was deliberate as pregnancy scares the living daylights out of me (my wife went through hell with me when she was pregnant Smile ). Part of the problem is the projected image, Im going to try creating my own by shooting through plastic sheeting or latex or other material and see what happens, hopefully I can create some depth. I have this idea in my head and it will work darn it or I will die trying. Thank you for all your suggestions.
    • 22 Apr 2015 6:51PM
  • Carbonite

    Hi Moira, Tanya & Pamela. I appreciate your honesty. Its an idea Ive had for a while and it really does need developing. Last night I took a few dozen images based on this concept, including a face breaking through latex, hands pushing out of the stomach etc. I shot both front and back and having had a look through them today and I need to be more adventurous as I'm not 100% happy with any of them, which is my fault entirely. The concept itself has plenty of mileage it just needs (a lot) work. Thank you all.
    • 18 Mar 2015 7:29PM
  • Erasing my final memories

    Thanks Moira, the model is young and relatively inexperienced she has done fashion and bright fluffy photography before so this was all new to her. However I think was absolutely remarkable and took to it like a duck to water. I see what you mean aswell about the optical illusion.
    • 15 Feb 2015 11:51AM
  • She is the Dark

    Im not sure if she was annoyed with me, she agreed to do the shoot in the dress in the middle of january but forgot about how cold it would be early morning on the moors. forgetting the pose could it be evening?
    • 18 Jan 2015 5:20PM
  • Ghosts

    Thanks Brian. I did think that while shooting it but decided to go the whole hog and blur it all. Something to try again. Ive been plagued with after thought on a number of shots from this shoot, ones I consider to be great shots but they could have been excellent. I appreciate the thoughts.
    • 22 Dec 2014 3:33PM
  • A truth we can't unknow

    Thanks Moira, as always the mods are great, I did try a few crops myself but didn't like any of them. The cobwebs were amazing. Just down from this window (behind where Im shooting from) is another window covered in vines, we got some brilliant images there including the slugs. Its amazing how terrified models get of creepy crawlies Smile
    • 16 Dec 2014 2:52PM
  • Driving

    Thanks Dudler. The material is solid close up but is quite transparent with a good strong light behind it. I will be exploring this line of thought a bit more. Some of the shot I took during this session I deliberately heavily blurred (is that even English?)the images which exaggerates any shape even more so. When I was out on Friday I went and more more material, Voile I think its called, very see through and lots of colours to experiment with.
    • 30 Nov 2014 12:44PM
  • All Alone in Bedsit land

    Hi Moira, I did hum and ha about getting rid of it, in the original its all there but for some reason I decided to chop it in half so consider it gone Smile
    • 23 Nov 2014 7:35PM
  • Christine Blochead

    Thanks Moira, Tanya & Willie. I dont suppose I was going for an exact copy of the original, I always like to add my own twist. The mods are great as usual. I must admit I never give the glove a second thought other than they would add an edge to the shot now all I have in my head is Homepride Whiplash Fred. The possibilities that it opens up are quite disturbing Smile Im doing a similar shoot on Sunday so I had better go prepare. Thank you.
    • 19 Nov 2014 6:48PM
  • Divide

    Thanks Moira. I do love the mono version, Im about to upload my own BW version. I have a few different versions (actually quite a few) with different masks on and the legs in different positions. Spider baby may follow. Thanks again.
    • 16 Nov 2014 6:00PM
  • Was day blues

    Thanks Guys, I appreciate it
    • 9 Nov 2014 11:37AM
  • Burley, New Forest

    Really love the sun on her hair, it makes the whole image zing.
    • 9 Nov 2014 9:48AM
  • I hear you whisper Alibi's

    hi Keith and Dudler, thanks for the feedback. I tend to use a lot of old film cameras, toy/plastic cameras because of the imperfection, soft focus being one of them. I focused in on the villains and blurred Sophia as I thought it added more to the scene. The camera was used a number of times earlier in the shoot and the results are pretty sharp.

    Thanks for the edit Dudler, I see what you mean. Ive added sections to images before in photoshop but for some reason it never crossed my mind to do it this time.

    Thanks again
    • 29 Sep 2014 4:43AM
  • Sometimes I blink and I can see paradise

    My thoughts exactly but plenty of people have told me recentlySmile
    • 28 Jul 2014 1:15PM
  • Strength from Pain

    Hi Paul. I'll start with the last part, I scan it and then generally sell them. There is a large market for instant shots. The quality is not there I agree totally, but for me that is part of the charm. The colours are are variable but again thats what I feel makes the images unique. I am also a great believer that the image doesn't always have to be pin sharp if its art, whereas industrial photography would have to be. The results are quite unpredictable with instax much like Polaroid before it, so I suppose again thats part of the charm for me as you never know what you are going to get.
    • 9 Jun 2014 7:47AM
  • Meldon Faeries

    Thanks Dudler. I must admit I tried to find the EXIf data but it appeared to have disappeared. So I must have done something to do that. Im used to working to different models, the location I had wandered through many times before (usually in the tanking rain) and it was somewhere I had wanted to shoot with a model. I'm never afraid to experiment, sometimes I over do it. One thing I did on this shoot, more than any other was to go with a book of images I wanted to capture as apposed to just turning up and winging it as it were. The majority of the shoot was (hopefully) been heavily influenced by Brooke Shaden but this shot in its original form was taken just so the model could have some images in case things went majorly wrong with the edits (I have yet to start) on the images I went to shoot. The first mod was the one done by my wife, so she will be pleased. Thank you again.
    • 25 May 2014 3:37PM
  • its just a different side of the walls in your mind.

    sorry Willie I thought I had added the details F8 1/500 iso200 exp -.3 max ap. 1.75, centre weighted average image 3456 x5184 R240ppi
    • 17 May 2014 6:32PM
  • SELfIE

    simply awesome, really cool
    • 17 May 2014 5:54PM
  • Breedless

    Thanks Willie & Dudler ( Ilke both mods) I did look at cropping the image but didnt really like the crops I created so left it alone as I suppose I liked the off balance look to it. I've experimented a bit more with the gradient map on PS on another couple images and the results can be quite spectacular and varied. No doubt this set will keep me out of mischief for a day or two. The Blade Runner reference was a mistake, I was trying to remember a make-up idea and went for the yes (Daryl Hannah esq) instead of across the mouth -still thinks happen for a reason Smile Thanks again for the comments.
    • 16 Apr 2014 4:49PM
  • Vintage thoughts

    I love the lighting and tones of the image. The models posing is exquisite.
    • 16 Apr 2014 8:50AM
  • I want to know what love is?

    Hi Willie & Moira thanks as always. I'm not happy with the editing myself. I think its sloppy on my part.
    • 8 Apr 2014 5:20PM