I think I am just about finished my box. It has become quite crowded on the inside, with many elements to it. I am having trouble figuring how to adequately photograph it so I can post it here. There are a lot of things: things that move, things that are hiding, things that blend in, and things that stay still. Most of it is done in a dark color-palate, so lighting is difficult. Too much lighting and I get too many shadows that make things hard to see. Too little lighting and everything blends into everything else. Because of the “curtain” dividing the box, I have an even more difficult time angling the camera correctly.
The bats came out pretty neat (in my opinion), but are the ones causing the most trouble. They obscure some of the other elements when I try to take the picture, and they tend to blur-out because even the slightest breeze or bump has them wiggling all over the place. I try to show one piece, and they get in the way. They take over the whole picture as they distract from what it is I’m trying to focus on. The bats in the box mimic what they are supposed to represent real life. I think I did a better job at this than I imagined I could, even without consciously trying to make certain elements work as they do.
I’m hoping someone can point me in the right direction for getting the pics correct so I can do the full visual effect. When I do that, I will post them in this blog with an “UPDATED: Finished Box” leader to its title.
Ooohhh… I just got another idea for the box, but it would involve another purchase. Hmm… I may have to do that. We’ll see.