I had that great idea for my next pose. Again. It had to be a Barbie-esque something. An artificial posture.
After I made all the preps and when the light and focus were put to the right, I took the first pictures. I looked at the small screen of the camera to convince myself wether I was doing well. The composition was good, the attitude could be much better. The photo’s were not really useful, at first sight. I deleted them not yet. I knew I had to watch out for “snap judgment”. So I made another attempt. And another one. It seemed better but I was not satisfied. I increasingly forced myself into the position I thought of as resembling most the looks of a mannequin. Once I got squeezed at all sorts of impossible curves and after I took dozens of shots, I thought for sure there was at least one useful photo.
The pictures were loaded on my computer. Slowly they appeared on the screen. One of the first pictures looked quite good. I marked it immediately. The further I went, the worse the pictures got .What at first seemed like a good pose, now looked too unnatural, even for Barbie. Shame about all the trouble. At least I had a fulfilling stretch session.