I love it when a family of one of my kittens suggests a theme and it is my job to find the props and make the idea come to life! This was a quick session done in a hurry to help surprise this little feller’s new dad with a birthday gift! This is more a gallery posting, then a behind the scenes post like I normally do…but I thought I would post it anyway! My model is a 5 weeks old Lykoi kitten who is just beginning to “wolf out”. That is the joking term we use for when the Lykoi molt their coat and grow that patchy hair back in that is reminiscent of the old werewolf movies.
For my photography friends, this was shot using two Alien Bees (a B800 and a B400 both with softboxes). I used wood backdrops from Lemondrop Stop. I used clear plexiglass to cover the bottom drop. I purposely left the scuffs on the baseball equipment….so yes, I could have clean the gear up in PS, but chose not to. My camera is now the Sony A7rII. I used the new Sony 24-70/2.8 GM lens at varying focal lengths. The settings were ISO 100, SS 1/200, F/7.1.
Blooper shot….Not suitable for work 😉
Sometimes I have a backdrop that I have to resist using because it just becomes a favorite! I have already posted this one recently, but since my little model Pharrell the Lykoi was so adorable that I decided to turn it into a post anyway! 🙂
Settings- Nikon D810 & Sigma 35 1.4 Art Lens. Shutter Speed 1/125, ISO- 100, F/8. The backdrop is sold HERE.
It was a Dire day in the studio…
It was a Dire day in the studio! sn’t he cute? Wait, you thought I had a horrible day? The kitten’s name is Dire!
“You look tasty!”
Those whiskers though….
And then a couple of friends dropped by for some quick photos too!
My camera is a Nikon D800 and my Sigma 35 1.4 Art lens was used. Two flash units were also used. My settings were- ISO-100, Shutter 1/100, F/8. The backdrop is one of my favorites from Lemondrop Stop. The water in the first image was created in Photoshop using a plug-in called “Flood” by Pear.
I have had this idea in my head for some time, but need to gather all the perfect little props and finally set aside some time to make it happen!
So now you can see what Lykoi are made of ;). Cat’s Meow, Toadstools, Jellyfish Stingers, Fairy Dust, and Deadly Nightshade. Be sure to scroll down for the video too! And feel free to share and pin!
“Did you say I was pretty?”
Trick or treat…Smell my…feet?
Behind the scenes stuff…
I used to flash units with soft boxes for this set. I also used my Nikon D800 and Sigma 35 1.4 Art lens. Most of my settings were ISO-100, Shutter 1/100, F/4.5.