Sunday, August 15, 2010
Yes, the title is a deliberate attempt at being tricksy with search engines. Its a pet peeve of mine to read blog titles like that, so I thought I'd poke a little fun at it. But the title is true, the only baby I have really photographed in the last three years is Logan.
Sandy told us Logan was ready for some 6 month pictures, he could sit up on his own. Since its not quite time to stick him up in a tree, I thought a seamless background would be best. It was a lot of fun. We did basic portraits, some action shots, some stuff with Mommy, some stuff with Monkey, and we even did an outfit change-- or rather an outfit reduction.
Setup was almost my typical seamless setup. There are two lights on the background. I have a large softbox to camera left of the little guy, and a reflector to the right.
I experimented a bit this time. I decided I wasn't going to blow out the paper into pure white, I was aiming for more an eggshell white. It doesn't look as "clean", but I like it. It doesn't make post-processing as easy as a pure white does though. I couldn't, for example, make it look like he was sitting in front of a 100 foot wall with this lighting setup.
Hope you enjoyed peeking at some of my favorites from the session.
As always click on the image for a larger version.
Posted by Ken at 8:14 PM