“Mayday” was typed out onto paper at an angle. A black line also typed out at the bottom. The explosion was added with a coloured pencil and photographed with a close up lens.
“HMS Peanut” was shot on the surface of a mirror which reflected a blue card out of the camera’s view. The oars were just slithers of matchsticks with pieces of peanut shell glued onto them. The waves were achieved with vaceline grease.
“My ‘ol Dutch” was an actual piece of Dutch cheese which I kept for many weeks to get the required appearance! The mice were plastic. “No flies on me!” were just plastic toys too.
“Ballerina” consisted of a plastic toy suspended above a glass surface by a hair from my head! The exposure was in three parts. Static to expose the toy. The toy spinning to get the blur and the spotlight which was paper! NEXT
All the photographs taken indoors is a branch of photography known as, Table top photography. Although the sun and rain are not problems, the subjects to choose require
some thought if interesting photographs are to be obtained. The lighting also can present many problems especially in close up work
where care must be taken to get even lighting across the whole set. To help with this lamps
should be placed well back from flat surfaces
lit by side lighting..