I have been aware of this technique for some time, but never really had cause to use it. So I thought I would give it a go as already had a good subject in mind.
The subject was an rusty old 70's car that had been dumped in the woods down the road from the in-laws house. So I waited till the darkness fell and attacked it, unfortunately I did not have my full kit on me (damn those airlines and their weight limits). So I was most importantly without my tripod, amongst other things. However in true make do and mend spirit, I fashioned a stand out of a gardening bench and some sticks to even out the rough ground.
I was quite impressed with the results, especially for a first go. It's clear that the technique will take a lot more practice to get my ideal shots, but I'm fairly happy with the results, it almost has the look of a studio shot.
The great thing about this technique is that no single image looks the same, human error allows a difference in each image no matter how hard you try stick to the same formula.
I'm planning to do more of this now I'm home, as I enjoyed it. I may even try some human subjects….as long as they can stay still!