This week I worked with the very talented hair/makeup artist Sarah and my bearded friend Madison to create some photos for an award that Sarah has been nominated for (Best Men's Hairstylist in the NW). I also got to use my new canvas backdrop for the first time, which I made myself a few weeks ago. The main focus of this shoot was hair, but I also wanted to make sure I got some good portraits of Madison as well. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Also some BTS shots. For lighting, there was a large window to camera left with open sky (non direct sunlight), and the hair/makeup artist randomly brought a constant ring light that I used with a gold diffuser to add another layer to the lighting. My best friend works in a high end paint store and is able to give me a veeeery generous discount on supplies, so I plan on making many more backdrops like this one. It has three coats of primer, and various coats of greens and greys. It took me a a full day to make from start to finish, and I'm able to roll it up and store it in a big PVC pipe that I capped on both ends. The cost of supplies for this one was roughly $140, but there is plenty of leftover paint, primer and other materials leftover that all I would need to do is spend about $45 in order to make the next one, which will likely be about 4 feet longer on the long edge. This one is 6ft by 9ft.