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11-27-2020, 09:10 PM   #1
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A Unique Idea for Your Holiday Photo Sessions

I was digging into some ideas for a mother-toddler duo photo shoot tonight. I stumbled across something that is, um, how do I say this? Unique?

It's an article from several years ago, but it alerted me to a practice that I had never heard before. The photos speak for themselves.

Extraordinary photos capture 19th century fad for draping mum in a sheet in family portraits | Daily Mail Online

If this thread gets enough traction, I'm hoping that we can revive this approach. 2020 can't get any weirder, right?

11-27-2020, 10:18 PM   #2
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LOL, those are something all right! I had to look through some scan I have of old pictures that belonged to my Grandma, ones that we don't know who they are. There is one that has an arm coming from the side holding a little kid in a chair. And I may have found one like in the article, not sure, but maybe:
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Ha! Love it, Tom. I agree...looks like an arm to me. But it's fun to consider the possibility that she's actually sitting on somebody's lap.

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We'd have to shoot at f1.4 to hide mum in the bokeh

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That was some weird stuff. Almost creepy.
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I have tons of old family photos, but not one like those. I've NEVER seen an improvised baby chair photo before - a real kicker!!!
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Not the first time if seen that explained. Though if I were to do it, I wouldn't drape fabric over the mom or whoever. They should be dressed as Cousin It!
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Really interesting concept. Guess film was soooo slow back then too. Try hold a youngsters attention to keep still for minutes. Surprised so many unfinished works without good masking survived. I'll be keeping a look out for this in family collections I haven't scanned yet.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ofer4 Quote
I was digging into some ideas for a mother-toddler duo photo shoot tonight. I stumbled across something that is, um, how do I say this? Unique?

It's an article from several years ago, but it alerted me to a practice that I had never heard before. The photos speak for themselves.

Extraordinary photos capture 19th century fad for draping mum in a sheet in family portraits | Daily Mail Online

If this thread gets enough traction, I'm hoping that we can revive this approach. 2020 can't get any weirder, right?
I do agree and excited, let's revive it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ofer4 Quote
I was digging into some ideas for a mother-toddler duo photo shoot tonight. I stumbled across something that is, um, how do I say this? Unique?

It's an article from several years ago, but it alerted me to a practice that I had never heard before. The photos speak for themselves.

Extraordinary photos capture 19th century fad for draping mum in a sheet in family portraits | Daily Mail Online

If this thread gets enough traction, I'm hoping that we can revive this approach. 2020 can't get any weirder, right?
If this idea does resurrect, I suggest using a chroma green or blue drape so the children can be edited out and placed on a more suitable background. The photos would be a lot less creepy.
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If this idea does resurrect, I suggest using a chroma green or blue drape so the children can be edited out and placed on a more suitable background. The photos would be a lot less creepy.
Depends on what you replace them with!
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Why on the name of all that's holy would anyone do that?
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Depends on what you replace them with!
Good point. I would suggest something more family friendly.
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