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Re: OT question and Hello

Hello Saffron,
I saw a book - many years ago - by a UK photographer called David Chamberlain.  The title was The Creative Monochrome Image.  He had many examples in it of what he called 'defocused' images  - the lighter background had eaten into the shape of the woman who posed for him, giving a thin, attenuated image.  The technique involved using a lot of bright lighting and varying amounts of 'defocus' to get the right amount for the image to melt and blend.  He focused on the models face and, using the depth-of-field preview on the lens defocused until the image was just visible.  The taking aperture was not critical.