I have all sorts of backdrops in all different colors and patterns, but one of my most favorites is called “Pecan”. It is a huge paper roll that is easily ripped off and changed out when it gets dirty (my kids love coloring on the scraps as well!). Once I have the pecan roll up….well, it is hard not to just keep using it over and over! I have to force myself to swap the backgrounds. So yesterday I did three little Lykoi boys on Pecan with two different quick prop setups.
Now for those still learning about the Lykoi breed, Lykoi kittens are born fully coated like a regular barn cat. As they grow, the coat falls out and they grow back in an outer coat with the roan pattern. All these boys are siblings from the same litter. But this little guy below just hasn’t decided to grow back in very much hair! I cannot decide if he looks like a kitten, a rat, or Smeagol! LOL!
I shot with my Nikon D810 and Sigma 35 1.4 Art Lens. The settings were f/8, ISO-80, Shutter Speed 1/100. I used three flash units. I have attached a horrible cellphone picture of my tiny studio with the lights set up. This was for the over head shot (the first image in this post). After I shot that image I lowered the two units with soft boxes so that they were a little more level with my subjects. The Pecan backdrop is found HERE. The wreath is a $10 wreath from the Dollar General…and it shed twigs like crazy! Normally I would have located a nicer more realistic quality, but this is all I could get today! Look for props where ever you are…Inspiration is everywhere!
Hi! I am Brittney Gobble, and I have been an animal lover since I was able to crawl after a cute puppy or kitten. When I was about 6 I told my mom I was going to be “rich” one day. When she asked what did “rich” mean, I quickly responded “It means I can have lots of pets!”. I suppose I have achieved that dream…. I married my veterinarian (and love of my life) in 2006 and now breed and show top quality Sphynx cats. I have three beautiful kids and many “four legged” family members running around. A couple of years ago I picked up a camera to begin photographing my kittens, and from there my love of photography has grown. There is nothing that I love more then capturing the “look” in an animal’s eye that truly shows their personality.