I know many times I go over the top with props, necklaces, and backdrops, but sometimes just simple black with a focus on the model is nice. I wanted to try for a “hair lighting” effect for this session with my kitten model “Dire”. At the bottom of the post you will find a behind the scenes photo as well as my settings as usual!
I changed out the black cloth backdrop and floor drop, but left the lights in the same position for the next image with Dire’s sibling-
Now for the behind the scenes info! This was a two light set up, and is shown here-
My camera is the Nikon D810 and my lens is the Sigma 35 1.4 Art…which is nearly the only lens I use in studio with pets! My settings were mostly the same and were- ISO-79, Shutter Speed 1/100, F/10. My images are always edited in Photoshop. These were mostly edited completely by hand, but I did use several of the tools from Chasing Light Chemistry Set. They provide quick adjustments to speed up editing workflow :). The purple backdrop is found HERE. The black backdrop and floor cloth were from the fabric store (I like the velvet and crushed velvet best!).
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.