do you take the photos on this site?
the long version of the question:
found your site because I was looking for more info after attending
one of Jack Houck's PK parties. I guess I did a pretty good
job. If you want to see, I have a mini-gallery at http://dach.smugmug.com/gallery/247021
my pictures are not nearly as neat as yours. Yours have this
really creepy, old-fashioned look to them. It looks like you're
doing something more to them than just a black background,
but I can't quite figure out what. I would understand if you
want to keep the secret to yourself. if so, then just take
this e-mail as a note of appreciation to your photographic
skills. But, if you could give me some useful tips to take
better pictures (other than "get a better camera!"),
I'd appreciate it.
if only Cafe Press had black T-shirts...
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The trick is
that they're NOT photos :) They're direct flat-bed scans. I keep
an ancient clunky 5" high no-name parallel-port scanner
just for the purpose. It has excellent depth-of-field compared
with modern scanners. I just lay the pieces on the glass, cover
them up with a piece of heavy black velvet and then scan. I use
PSP to clean up the background a little, but that's it. I used
the same technique for most of the Barbie-doll pics on ubermole.com.
So no, I won't
tell you to get a better camera - I'm telling you to get a crappier
meow & ciao,
if you've read all of these and have something NOT answered here
(or just want to say Hi) then you can email me.
get a LOT of email and don't have much time to answer it, sorry.