Sunday, March 09, 2014

Basic Television Principles and Servicing

This posting is a day too late to celebrate International Women's Day
as I'd intended, but it's the thought that counts, anyway. So here's a
woman.

This is one of many great left-over shots from my 2012 studio shoot
that produced the images for my series Postmodern Pinups. I'm going
through my Lr back catalog for stuff I missed and this one popped up.

I had dragged a crate of props along to the shoot, including this book
with a very colourful cover: Basic Television Principles and
Servicing, Fourth Edition, Bernard Grob, (c) 1975. It's from one of my
college courses, and I have no idea why I'm hanging onto it.

I handed it to Dee, the model, and instructed her to pretend to read
it. So she opened it up and immediately began to read aloud to us from
the chapter on Deflection Oscillators. She managed to make the
material sound quite spicy and made it very hard for us to concentrate
on shooting. I think it was the sub-section on Synchronizing the
Multivibrators that did us in.

Model/HS: Dee Steller
MUA/Wardrobe: Chantelle Krupka
Artistic Director/photo/retouch: Bruce Walker

Pentax K20D, DA* 50-135/2.8 @ f/10, 50mm, 1/160th sec, ISO 100
Two Bowens 400 W-S strobes in 3x4 softboxes; Two bare 400 W-S Bowens
strobes on backdrop.
Lr + Ps

Happy Day After International Women's Day!
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