While I have not done much work as PanFocus Studios this year, I still have fun with photography. This past Halloween, our office had a very fun contest with our workstation decoration. I decided mine would be a Victorian Photo Studio. The concept is exactly what it sounds like: recreating Victorian-era portraits. Now, I passed on doing post-mortem anything because I did not want to get too morbid, but wanted to keep it a little haunting ;-) I originally wanted to do headless photos using the overlay technique but I could not figure out the layout measurements. That is something I want to figure out someday.
Behind the black backdrop, my actual workspace existed. It was crowded, but I needed to maintain the space. I printed out prime examples of photos from this era as part of my deocration, some were of prominent families, some were archived photos on the Internet. For my studio, while there were no additional props and wardrobe available for the photo, prints were only done in black and white. And a surprise guest in the shot ;-)
I made a very bad daguerrotype style case out of available resources: paper. This was a last minute thing for me, but I found little time to put it together and it was kind of a mess. But it covered up my modern camera!
It was fun to participate in this activity, which is my first time joining (after 10+ years working here).
Check out the gallery from those who dared!