Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Behind the scenes



Here we are, shooting the photographs for "The House that Mouse Built". Bruce has an astounding set-up, and I got quite an education watching him light the scenes. I'm making yet another mouse micro-adjustment here while Bruce does his deep-breathing exercises (not really, he was incredibly patient, even when my dogs were sitting on his feet). Photo by Maddie Odenborg.

17 comments:

  1. OH I so wish I could have the set-up like that to photograph my work. Wow. I can't wait to see the book!

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  2. The phrase "mouse micro-adjustment" made me chuckle.

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  3. He really does have a terrific set up. No wonder your photographs are so evocative.

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  4. Thank you so much for showing that. He's got some awesome gear. One day... I'll have a real studio :) Very nice. Sounds like you are having some fun as well.

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  5. WOW, I too wish I had that kind of set up for photographing my mini animals. How cool is that!!
    Maggie, will you be working on a new mouse book? I bet your book will be a big seller so you best be thinking about a second. :)

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  6. I was actually just pondering your studio set up the other day after viewing some images. Thanks for sharing your process.

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  7. love your setup! really cool! ^,^

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  8. Thanks for sharing the method behind the magic! Oh, and just as an aside ... projects are always so much more interesting when you have the participation of the family critters. As a woman living with four cats and a dog, I can attest to this personally. They insist on having some imput, no matter what the project happens to be. ( Wrapping gifts is always an adventure! ). ;)
    Looking forward to your next smile-inducing scene ...

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  9. I hasten to add that I only had Bruce and his enviable gear for the book photos...my own set-up that I use for the blog posts is considerably more primitive!
    Fiver, thanks for your faith, and boy do I hope you're right.

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  10. I would love to be a mouse on that sound stage!!!

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  11. You and your 'mouses' deserve centre stage.

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  12. Super home-mouse studio. Mine is only the kitchen table :-)

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  13. Maggie, Thanks for sharing this with us! It is so interesting! I am so looking forward to having the book in my hands!! You will have to go into a second printing no doubt!!

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  14. Una experiencia maravillosa. Tienes arte en todo.
    Besos Clara

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