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Charles Fail

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I just learned how to make animated gifs!!!!  hooray!!!!

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September 19, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Posted in Lifestyle

Sally Harrington

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To put it bluntly, Sally is always a good time.  She is always laughing and having fun whenever I happen to see her.  Over the years, I never got too close with her but we are on hugging terms.  For the past few months, she’s been telling me how bad she wants to shoot something.  “Ok”, I said, “but it’s on my terms.”  Originally, I wanted to do something like good girl/bad girl with her.  For example, do a shot with her blowing a huge bubble with pigtails in front of a backdrop.  Next in the diptych would be a photograph of her with fake blood pretending to be raw meat like a zombie.

Obviously, that was a stupid idea and I’m glad that we strayed from that.  I went over to her place and the first thing she told me was that she was worried about what I would say about her on my blog.  “You always talk about how you met the person and what you think of them,” she said,  “Now I get to see what you really think of me.”

So off we went with three different outfits and no place to go.  I had tried to scout some stuff earlier but my sense of direction in accordance to the sunset was way off.  We were losing sun fast and we made do with what we had.  The first two were all natural light with a reflector and the last one was a three light setup.  I have to admit to myself that I’m getting more and more comfortable working with multiple lights.

This last one is by far my favorite of the bunch.  I’ve been studying light for a while and was really trying to give some depth to the photograph with the lighting placement.  This was actually one of the first frames of the set up when Sally wasn’t even really sure which way to look or what feelings she was trying to evoke.  It just happened this way.  I like that.

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September 13, 2011 at 10:00 am