I pictured a girl bound to a chair with her arms behind her back. That would make a good picture for the rope handcuff prompt for Tie me up Tuesday, right? This girl would be left in the dark and wear a hood to limit her senses. She’d be wearing a remote control vibrator, perhaps? And then… well, you tell me!
Since I managed to take a low key picture the first time, I’ve been curious about what else I could capture. The amount of surface I can cover is limited because of the background I’m working with. If you remember, last time I used the sofa for my backdrop but I used a brown blanket this time. I find it fascinating how you can turn such a light surrounding into a picture which makes it seem like it’s dark. That’s the power of photography, huh?
Trial and Error
The first step is getting the light right, followed by the positioning, focus etc. I take these kinds of pictures in my living room which has a massive window and so I figured I should get those three steps right before fully undressing. However, I later realised that being dressing black aids the picture, as it allows the sole focus to be on my tied hands. I estimate that trying to capture a good picture on your own takes twice as long than if you did it with someone. It’s mainly the positioning which takes a long ass time. I always wish my hands were titled that little bit to the right or were twisted that little bit more but once you’ve gotten up to check the picture it’s impossible to go back into that exact same position to alter that little detail.
Perseverance pays off
I tried to take some pictures horizontally too but thought the vertical ones were better. The handcuffs themselves weren’t hard to make. Once you know the tie it’s fairly easy! It’s a pain, however, having to get out of the handcuffs, walk back and forth, start the timer and put them back on. Yes, I’m still depending on the timer for now, but hey, perseverance pays off. Following a few trial and errors I got a result close to what I’d imagined (the picture at the top of this post) and here’s one extra.
Have you tied your hands yet? There’s still time to partake in this week’s Tie me up Tuesday ‘Tie those hands’ prompt.
Xx Marie Louise