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New DVD featuring Cody Blue coming January 1

The new year is almost upon us, and since we all start off with great “get in shape” aspirations, we thought it would be the perfect time to release the latest DVD offering – Cody Blue in “Bondage Workout”! Cody likes to work out in front of her window and she’s attracted the attention of her neighbor, who decides to come over to “assist” in her fitness regimen. Featuring workout wear, sneakers, socks, and of course the fabulously toned Cody in high-energy mode, if this doesn’t give you motivation for the new year, nothing will!

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Preview Dec 31 New Photo Update

Saturday’s new photo update features 3 costume bound damsels – Jesenia Stone, Celia Cyanide & Callie Chase.

  
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Callie
  
Jesenia
  
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Celia

Note: All recent membership section updates, including Behind-the-Scenes, Vault, Encores, & Lost Gems in addition to the New Photo Update, can be seen on the UPDATES page on our Imago Studios site.

Rebecca Mosley in New Warehouse Video

Rebecca Mosley makes her video debut in the latest release for the Bondage Warehouse. Dressed to go out to the club in bright pink & black tights, a pink mini skirt, and a sexy mesh top, Rebecca gets tape tied and struggles up a storm!

Rebecca Mosley

Preview Dec 28 New Photo Update

Wednesday’s new photo update features 7 damsels from 7 different videos – Lainie Moon, Holly Everson, Molly Bronte, Cassandra Rae, Katarina Wilski, Jaime Braun & Kara Carlson.

  
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        Katarina

Cassandra
  
Molly
  
Jaime
  
Kara

Note: All recent membership section updates, including Behind-the-Scenes, Vault, Encores, & Lost Gems in addition to the New Photo Update, can be seen on the UPDATES page on our Imago Studios site.

Image Size Growth

We recently did a post on the increasing size of our photo sets. Also increasing in size over the years has been the size of the images themselves. When we started 13+ years ago, the images were approximately 800×600 pixels, but sometimes smaller. At that time (the late 1990’s), the main limitation was the actual file size as everybody was on dial-up and download times were SLOW. You really wanted to keep images in the 100-120KB or smaller range to prevent excessive download times. To a lesser extent, the quality of the scanners of the day also limited image size (we were shooting 35mm). Even with a good quality negative scanner, you didn’t want to make the images too large or the overall quality of the scan deteriorated. When we switched to a digital camera in January 2000, overall image quality improved dramatically. But most people were still on dial-up, so we were still limited on how large we could make the file sizes. The resolution on those early digital cameras was also not the greatest. Our first digital cameral was 2.5 megapixels with a maximum resolution of 1712 X 1368 pixels – but at least it was a true SLR and we didn’t have to waste hours scanning images any longer! But as the years pasted, technology improved (as it always does). Broadband connections became standard, digital cameras improved dramatically, and even monitor sizes increased significanly. All these changes allowed us to continually increase the size of our images. Currently, we size horizontal images at 1600 pixels and vertical images at 1200 pixels (click on the samples below). We could make the vertical images larger, but then the image would be significantly larger than the vertical resolution of most monitors and thus require resizing or scrolling to view – something we personally find annoying. We do wonder how much bigger image sizes will go. Monitors are continuing to get bigger, but more and more people are using smartphones, touch pads and the like to surf the web, and those have considerably smaller screen sizes. But in all liklihood, as technology moves ever forward, we will continue to increase our image sizes.
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Preview of Dec 24 New Photo Update

Saturday’s new photo update features 3 ladies bound in black – Lächeln Lorieau, Cody Blue, & Aurora Parker.

  
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Aurora
  
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Aurora

Lächeln

Note: All recent membership section updates, including Behind-the-Scenes, Vault, Encores, & Lost Gems in addition to the New Photo Update, can be seen on the UPDATES page on our Imago Studios site.

Preview of Dec 21 New Photo Update

Wednesday’s new photo update features Yania Fernandez and Sabrina Hernandez hogtied in heels and sneakers.


Yania

Sabrina

Sabrina

Yania

Note: All recent membership section updates, including Behind-the-Scenes, Vault, Encores, & Lost Gems in addition to the New Photo Update, can be seen on the UPDATES page on our Imago Studios site.

Alaina Lael’s 3 Days of Shooting and Outdoor Fun!

     In an earlier blog, we mentioned that Alaina Lael was visiting us for a few days. And what a fun filled and productive 3 days it was!! Alaina is an absolutely delightful young lady whom we really like. We spent the first day shooting a few photo sets plus a full-length storyline video (not pictured below) which features some great interaction between her and a “dominant” Dianne. The second day was a outdoor fun day (see below). The third day, we spent the morning shooting a few more photo sets, plus an original short story video for the Bondage Warehouse (also not shown below, but it features duct tape bondage and a very active and energetic Alaina trying to escape!). It was a great 3 days and we are already planning another work-outdoor fun combination visit with Alaina for some time early next year!

    
        

As we mentioned, the second day was an outdoor fun day. We know Alaina is an outdoor enthusiast (as are we) and on a previous visit, we had taken her up to Red Rocks Canyon to do some outdoor sets. This time, we headed towards the Black Canyon area of the Lake Mead National Recreation area to do some hiking and to teach Alaina how to rappel. It turns out, Alaina is pretty much a thrill seeker and took to rappelling like a fish to water. We had her going down some good sized walls in no time at all! The day was a bit chilly, but beautiful, and we got to see a small group of big horn sheep on the cliffs above us while walking out. When we were done, we had dinner at very nice Mediterranean restaurant. A very good day indeed!

A Brief Session with Lächeln Lorieau

     Last week, Lächeln Lorieau was in town on business and we managed to sneak in a short session with her. We only shot 3 photo sets and a short behind the scenes video clip, but Lächeln looked beautiful as always. We are particularly pleased with an outdoor set with Lächeln dressed as a bound and barefoot peasant girl (see the last pic below).

    
        

Preview of Dec 17 New Photo Update

Saturday’s new photo update features 3 sets of damsel doubles – Ginger & Goldie, Yannie & Lauren, Kylie & Ophelia.

  
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Yannie & Lauren
  
Kylie & Ophelia
  
Yannie & Lauren

Ginger & Goldie

Note: All recent membership section updates, including Behind-the-Scenes, Vault, Encores, & Lost Gems in addition to the New Photo Update, can be seen on the UPDATES page on our Imago Studios site.

Yania Fernandez as a Sexy Secretary in a new Warehouse Video

Yania Fernandez has annoyed her colleagues one too many times in the latest video in the Bondage Warehouse. Dressed in a short red dress, pantyhose and heels, she is tied over the desk, exposing her sexy pantyhose-clad bottom, and left to struggle as a “gift” for the cleaning man (lucky Ray! LOL).

Yania Fernandez

Alaina Lael brightens up a dreary day :-)

It’s a cold and rainy night in Vegas, but Alaina Lael just arrived for her shoot tomorrow so all is good! She will be here for a few days and we were hoping to do some outdoor sets but given the weather isn’t so lovely, we may have to just tie her up all day indoors. Nice when the bad option isn’t so bad!

Photo Set Growth

Over the years, you may have noticed that there has been a significant increase in the number of photos we take of any given tie or position. This increase has mainly been due to progressively improving (and affordable) photo equipment. Thirteen or fourteen years ago, when we were shooting with a Canon AE-1 35mm camera and had to focus manually and actually change film, the average photo set was only 12 to 15 photos. When we switched to our first digital camera, the size increased to 20 to 25 photos. But the first digital cameras were slow to focus and write to the storage device. You could quickly fill the buffer and then have to wait 20 seconds or more for the buffer to clear – not the greatest thing when you have a model tied up in a uncomfortable position! But digital cameras rapidly improved and our average photo set size gradually increased with each new camera we purchased. The limiting factor then became the recycle time on our strobes, so we updated those too. The main limitation now is how quickly we can shoot, not the speed of the equipment – LOL. We routinely find ourselves shooting 50 or more photos of a given tie and sometimes we shoot more than 80 or 90 photos. Our photo sets now average about 30 to 40 photos, slightly more for progressive storyline sets, and those numbers seem about right to us.

This increase in photo equipment speed has produced several advatages. First, we can be far more selective in the photos we choose to use. We don’t publish all of the photos we take as the sets would be highly repetitious and boring – not to mention it would take us forever to edit all those photos! (Although editing time has also decreased with faster computers and better software, it is still a very time consuming process). Second, when shooting, we have far more time to get varied and interesting shots from different angles, experiment with different lighting styles, and to move the model around into different positions and poses. We have never understood why some sites tie a model to a chair, shoot 50 photos all from the same angle, never getting close ups or different views, and then actually publish all 50 photos with little or no variation! Third, we can shoot more sets in a given time period. The main factor limiting the number of sets we can do in one sessions now is the length of time it actually takes to tie and untie a girl. Your average photo set (without video) takes 40 to 50 minutes and some more complex ties can push 90 minutes or more. Sometimes we joke about how much material we could produce if we were doing something simple – like shooting foot fetish material! And finally, the faster photo equipment allows us to get models untied from difficult positions more quickly, which is beneficial both in terms of safety and a model’s happiness. And happy models make happy photographers! 🙂

Rebecca Mosley

This past Thursday, we worked with Rebecca Mosley. We shot three photo sets plus (two of which feature Rebecca in socks or tights) and an original short story video for the Bondage Warehouse. The video is a D.I.D story with Rebecca tape tied (not shown below). This was Rebecca’s first storyline video and she really got a kick out of doing it. We also shot some behind the scenes video which will appear in the members area. Oh yeah – we also put an elf hat on Rebecca and made her sing Rudolph wihile harness gagged! 🙂

Preview of Dec 10 New Photo Update

Saturday’s new photo update features Salem Williams, Sarah Brown and Giana Gray tied wearing sexy hot pants! If James Brown were still alive, we think he would certainly approve 🙂

  
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Sarah
  
Giana
  
Sarah

Salem

Note: All recent membership section updates, including Behind-the-Scenes, Vault, Encores, & Lost Gems in addition to the New Photo Update, can be seen on the UPDATES page on our Imago Studios site.