I was really excited about this project, and I knew that there would be some challenges that came along with it. But the truth is that I’ve wanted to do one of these since the first time I saw a tutorial about it over 3years ago.
The objective was to create a scene with a minimum of four clones. The principles of balance,emphasis, rhythm, and unity had to be maintained. Because of the lighting and the dark wall in the background, I was able to place the emphasis on the clones and avoid any visual distractions. I filled the bulk of the center of the frame to give the composition a nice balance. The fact that (almost) all of the clones are working gives the piece some rhythm, and the achievement of unity goes without saying. This was actually my second concept for the project. The first one didn’t quite work out because I inadvertently moved a few of the items onthe table and the camera moved slightly between a few of the shots.
It was easier the second time around because I was able to learn from the mistakes I made and apply smarter solutions to get the result that I wanted. Other than keeping the props still, I believe the biggest challenge was setting the timer on the camera and running to the various spots before the10 second time limit was up. That was especially true for the two poses behind the table because I had to step over the computer power cord and rush to get into the proper position. Overall, I am very pleased with the outcome, and I look forward to doing more and better clone projects in the near future. Thanks for taking the time to read about my work!