In addition to learning some of the finer points of modeling, I also began experimenting
with photography. My first attempts, taken with a Polaroid, quickly taught me about depth
of field, and so I made a pinhole by poking a piece of aluminum foil with a pin and taping
it to the front of the camera lens. While this resulted in a circular image, it nevertheless
provided some valuable lessons. In the images below, the foreground objects are about
two inches from the lens.
Later I used the same pinhole trick with a 35mm SLR, and carried the layout outside for
some experiments with natural sunlight. You can see my front yard in the background.
Some time after graduating college, I moved out, but the little layout—which by then was
finished—didn’t leave with me. I felt it was time for me to graduate to bigger and better
modeling, although that opportunity wouldn’t come for well over a decade.
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