Sea Of Glass

Walt Paholak 1/8/2004 6:40:27 PM

Karen, I love unusal images and you did a terrific job on this. Can you let me know how you set it up and what type camera you used? #86117

Karen Sue Brislin 1/8/2004 10:00:07 PM

Hello Walt, my Member Gallery is new today! I am a Fused Glass Artist, not a Professional Photographer.(I did complete the requirements from School of Modern Photography in Little Falls New Jersey) I had a small business in Romulus New York called Pocono Photo Lab back in the 1970's. Only developed B/W film and made enlargements. Along with that I did pet portraits, and an occasional brochure for Real Estate Companies. I get lucky sometimes, and pictures turn out for me. I expect failure; it is an integral part of the creative process. I study my failures and learn from them but I always remind myself that no matter how expert one becomes, only a small percentage of negatives will deserve a print. This applies to glass fusing as well.
I use the same set up for all pictures that I take of small objects. My camera is a very old Minolta SRT 102. At a camera store I obtained a single-light halogen-light stand, and soft-box combination that is sold as a kit. Know as "hot lights". The soft box is a light modifier, softening and dispersing the light, which reduces contrast and shadows as you probably know. For background I use a graduated background that ranges from black to white from ( It is vinyl and measures 31"x43". The cost 24.20 plus shipping. Above the background, which I placed on a card table ("I mean the small product stand"),ha I placed a sheet of frosted Plexiglas 28"x28". The Plexiglas is laid atop four juice glasses. I use diffusion material to create an even softer look sometimes. Anything from translucent paper, to packing sheets.(Not too close to the light. Thank you for the nice compliment. I have looked at your photographs and they are gorgeous. Peace. #323860

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