First Practice shot!!!!!

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  1. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Here's my first practice with the backdrop!!!!!! :)

    Still working on getting the lighting right, but I'll get there! :)

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    That looks GREAT! How did you end up setting everything up? I like your choice of background colors, what did you use?
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Well, I used the natural light coming in from the L. room window, and the two shop lights I already had, only I had one on the backdrop, and one pointed into a reflector (the reflector is a shiny silver thing that you put in your windshield to keep your car from getting hot)...but I'm gonna do something different for the reflector...I'm going to use white posterboard...I'll pick it up when I go to work tommorrow. :)
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Oh...and for the background I used muslin and dyed it with Rit...made my own color cuz they don't have a dark gray...it still didn't turn out as dark as I wanted it, but I like it anyway.
     
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    Looks awesome. You did a great job with that backdrop, now it's uniquely yours!! :)

    Your cat is the most cooperative little kitty I've ever seen. She really likes whatever it is you're holding over her head, you're good at keeping her interested! :thumbup:
     
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    Cooperative? MY cat?? HA! Nope...she wasn't on that stool for long. My boyfriend was holding a fishing pole style cat toy over her head...a second or two after I snapped this, she jumped! :) I have tried doing my little photoshoots with her on my own, but it doesn't work. She loves Erik...she does things for him..but for me she does the opposite of what I want! :)
     
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    Now that sounds more like MY cat!! :lol: Unless she's practically asleep, I've gotten no photos of her!
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Ok...here's one with a human subject. My boyfriend! :) No critiqueing the pose, cuz I wasn't posing him...just testing the lighting...can't wait to test it after using the posterboard instead of the shiny reflector. :)


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    Can I just say again that I love that backdrop? You did an awesome job. I think your lighting will work well, too and that the posterboard will give a softer look. Awesome, Corry :thumbsup:
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Thanks Alison! :) I was worried about how it would turn out...I wanted a dark gray, but Rit doesn't make a dark gray...plus I didn't want it a solid color, but I'd never dyed fabric before, so I was just really nervous about it! :) I think I'm gonna like it though! And the best part is...it's about a $38 backdrop including the dye...all the backgrounds I found on the internet were at least $300!
     
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    lighting's a bit harsh - use a diffuser?
     
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    Hey I have those same socks :lmao:

    Looks good! Now you have me thinking about making some "homemade" backdrops :mrgreen: The wife will love this :blushing:
     

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