This session was with an existing client so I took the time to do a little experimentation. I have an old backdrop that I kept meaning to use although never found a way to use it effectively. But the antique props got me thinking that maybe this traditional backdrop would be the perfect match. If this didn't work it was being put away for the foreseeable future.
In this session I used both natural light and studio light. Our studio has some lovely light coming in through our tri-fold doors. I always get great results using this light which works very well for young children.
And then came the processing. I don't want to produce just snaps. I want my work to develop into a unique style that is my own so much of the results here comes also from within the computer. For some of these images the background was heavily worked on to give it more of a feeling of art and less of a photograph. This idea of producing art has always been our aim. Anyone can snap a photo and cameras are a plenty amongst almost everyone. So we put so much more into our portraiture which helps differentiate us from others.
At the moment the jury is still out on the backdrop. So I would love to get some feedback from anyone reading this. If you have an opinion you'd like to share either leave a comment below or click through to my Facebook page (link on the right) and view the images individually where you can comment on specific photos. I'd love to hear what you think of the Photoshop treatment and overall style as well. Thanks.