1. Try out a door backdrop I had purchased from a fellow photographer a while back, but never got around to using.
2. Try out a new light I purchased recently, but have not had time to set up.
The results are below, thanks to my model, Billie. I thought she would do well to tax me in using the new light, because if I can light her, I can light anything; AND her coat has some blues in it, which I thought would lend itself to this particular backdrop.
This is a particularly lovely backdrop, well made and I think actually looks like a real set of doors.
Billie moved slightly in this photo. She is a very fidgety Miss.
I added the cobblestone underneath her feet from a stock photo I had taken of a street in Scranton. I often take "extra" photos of skies and streets to add to photos here and there, when I think they might enhance the story.
The photo above is also moodier and darker than the second photo. I only used the single (new) light in the photo above, but used the new light and a fill light in the second photo.
I think this door backdrop might make a great Christmas backdrop with the right props.
I may just have to try it out this holiday season. Maybe Santa standing near the door with a sack of toys?
What do you think?
The final photo below is my personal favorite because it shows Billie in her truest light.
I am looking forward to seeing what comes up in the circle today.
To see more "Doors," start with Jessica Wasik with Bark & Gold Photography, celebrating the joy and love between Pittsburgh pets and their people. Enjoy and have a great weekend!