Kaiti Soultana and I met up a few days ago to do a photoshoot. The idea was to take old photos of little Kaiti, and then take new photos that we photoshoped into those. A bit of virtual time travelling. We spent some five or six hours in a small room first looking at the photos, deciding where to put Kaiti, then figuring out how she would be lit, before setting up the flashes and taking the photo to use for the composite. Here are the results.
One thing we realised was that it is important to pay attention to the space the person gets placed into. In one of the photos where we planned on replacing Kaiti’s sister on a chair behind little Kaiti with Kaiti (that sentence got obfuscated). What happened was that big Kaiti’s legs did not fit behind little Kaiti. Long story short, if we had made sure Kaiti’s legs were angled the other way it would have worked.