“Basic information would include a brief history of the maker, and then three reels per page showing the GENERAL design and style. No need to show every permutation (or reel). Footnote and reference for more reading.”
I anticipate the "brief history" will be around 500 words, dependant upon the maker; and in some cases, where not a lot of information is known, quite a bit less.
This will be followed by a few photos of that makers more collectable reels, with short descriptions.
Part of the reason for this blog is to provide a place to send potential contributors to -
- a, to read about the concept
- b, to see how I'd like the photographs to look
- c, solicit information
Below is the set up I use indoors for reel shots
Camera on tripod and use self-timer.
Outdoors, similar results can be achieved on a cloudy day.
Subject - Reels
I prefer to see reels about 3/4 view and slight elevation - see below -
These are just as shot, no Photoshopping. With a couple of small tweaks these are fine for publication