Over the last few weeks I'd been running into a lot of problems with the forum software that we use, until it eventually just gave out on us. I apologize for the time that the forums were down. With some updating and further monkeying, it looks like the forums are once again up and running. Hurrah!
In the meanwhile, we've been playing with ways to set up the hands & feet shoot -- here are a few test shots from the most recent trial run:
I think this may be the setup we go with. I love the crisp detail and the shadows that clearly show the depth and articulation of this very complex human feature.
In the meanwhile, we've continued to receive occasional sporadic donations for site development, and I am tentatively putting that money toward an environmental practice tool. I say tentatively because I want to make sure I hold some money in reserve for unexpected expenses on the hundreds of hands & feet images we're going to need, but so far we're staying well within budget!
Requests for a tool that uses images of landscapes, buildings and interiors are easily the second most common request I receive, and it looks like it may arrive hot on the heels of the hands & feet tool. This is a really exciting time for our little site! Thank you to everyone who has helped make it possible, sincerely from the bottom of my heart. And, I suspect, from all of our collective artist's hearts as well.