Interview with Anthony!

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How do you make a Banner pic?

April 1, 2018.

I was given the job by our media people to make a banner photo for the studio website. That was the brief, apart from maybe showing the cyc curve.

That got me thinking, so I called up a favourite model and bribed her into posing for me: I had a vague idea. 

Ages ago it got very hot, so I bought a large fan made in China, possibly from tank and aircraft parts. It is indestructible and the motor is incredibly powerful, with a propeller in black anodised metal. On full power, it moves by itself at speed. So, my notes below.

Version 1: 

Not enough red fabric, black fabric needs an iron, don’t like stand & shot bags. Her legs wrong & maybe curve isn’t accentuated enough – unsure.

Version 2: 

Better with props, black scarf looks dead & body shadow looks misshapen. Hair & face fine. Need more muscle differentiation. Needs to ‘strain’ more & tighter facial muscles. Still don’t like stand & shot bags. 

Version 3: 

Almost there. Body better, but lighten thighs a bit, bloody scarf really bugs me – get a lighter material perhaps, so it “flies”. Now hair’s dead. Maybe a 2nd fan? Tighter composition fits better, more compact. Red fabric bits still look too few. Buy more red fabric & tear into strips. Lighting perfect to show curve.

Version 4: 

Not done yet – after the Easter break!

Hope you had a wonderful and safe Easter. Talk to you later about my next challenge!

- Anthony

 

Apollo Bears and Arctic Wildlife

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Hi! I'm Apollo Bear. I live at Hire and Fire Studios and love to welcome the guests who come to visit. I'm excited to be writing this blog in celebration of all things photographic, and I hope to inspire your creativity! 

So without further ado, this week will be focusing on my home in the Arctic and my friends who live there! I know my boss likes puffins, so expect to see some more of them in future, too.

Let's get started! 

 

  Walrus.  2017 . by  Christopher Michel on  Flickr  under  Creative Commons 2.0

Walrus. 2017. by Christopher Michel on Flickr under Creative Commons 2.0

  Alaskan Caribou.  2015 by NPS Climate Change Response on  Flickr . Under  Public Domain  

Alaskan Caribou. 2015 by NPS Climate Change Response on Flickr. Under Public Domain 

  Puffin.  2012. By óskar elías sigurðsson on  Flickr.   Under  Creative Commons 2.0

Puffin. 2012. By óskar elías sigurðsson on Flickr.  Under Creative Commons 2.0

  Arctic Hare . 2017. By Steve Sayles on  Flickr . Under  Creative Commons 2.0

Arctic Hare. 2017. By Steve Sayles on Flickr. Under Creative Commons 2.0

  Arctic Fox.  2012. Eric Kilby on  Flickr.  Under  Creative Commons 2.0

Arctic Fox. 2012. Eric Kilby on Flickr. Under Creative Commons 2.0

  Arctic Tern . 2014. Tony Smith on  Flickr . Under  Creative Commons 2.0

Arctic Tern. 2014. Tony Smith on Flickr. Under Creative Commons 2.0