Two new developments:
A refinement to the backdrops and producing a film mask.
We were blessed with a visit in the midst of a busy schedule of an old friend visiting her parents in Bellevue with her 15 year old daughter. I asked if they could try out some new backdrops I had positioned under a white tent. Her daughter was game and I took several images of her and myself in this mid August shoot. These were all shot with a Horseman 4x5 view camera with a 90mm wide angle lens and a Fuji instant filmpack back. Instant film was scanned with a Epson V500 Photo scanner at 400 dpi with a dust removal program.
Film Mask development:
After the shoot, an extra dark slide was sacrificed for a "portrait mask" Here are some images of the standard double sided 4 x 5 film holder with a full dark slide and the modified dark slide made into the portrait mask.