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Posted by Paul R. Martin on May 30, 2003 00:16:29 UTC

Hi Kyle,

As a photographer, I am as amateurish as they get. I don't put any effort into taking a picture. I point my camera, click it, and take what I get. I don't remember what kind of camera I used on those model shots, but it was some simple auto-focus, and auto-everything else type cameras.

But I think my method explains the success. With the model in front of the camera, the camera knew enough to focus on it. With the model removed, the camera focused at infinity (or so we say) which put the background in focus. When I combined the prints, both parts that show happen to be in focus.

Maybe the part that is confusing is that I made a completely separate picture for the background. Otherwise, the pole would have been in the picture.

Anyway, that trick provided me with all sorts of fun, especially when I didn't tell people right away what I had done.

Thanks for visiting my site.

Warm regards,

Paul

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