Monday, February 11, 2008
Consistency is Overrated?
But now I've been around for a while and consistency seems like a good idea. For one I was making a big mess every time I photographed. After you pull all those books off the shelf you have to put them away, apparently. And that's no fun. Especially when ideally I'd be photographing every night or every other night.
So the current style I'm using involves tracing patterns in pencil onto white paper. I'm happy with this idea for now. It still allows me to find something cool in a book or elsewhere, I just have to trace it first. Which is work I guess, but it's the kind of task I enjoy, and I don't have to mess with clipping down a book to stay open, throwing fabric around or whatever else I was doing that made such a mess.
I would like to have color background as well, I just haven't figured out how I might want to do those yet. And I've had a little trouble keeping the white a consistent white in all the photos. Eh, it's a step toward consistency. There are always ways to improve!