I finally bought a backdrop stand and my mom generously bought me a backdrop as an early Christmas present. Why did I decide to buy a backdrop stand? Well, I've done a few photo/video shoots this year that would have been a lot easier had I had a backdrop. Also, for our family get togethers this Christmas, I've made a bunch of fun photo props (thank you Pinterest for giving me the idea) and thought it'd be best to take the photos in front of a backdrop. Plus, now when somebody turns to me and says, "hey, you're a photographer, where's the best place to take a photo?" I can say, how about in front of that backdrop over there? I'm hoping my family will get into the props/picture taking.
As always, my dog had to step in as my model as I tested out the backdrop and lighting. (Please ignore any wrinkles in the backdrop, I haven't ironed it yet...)
Here is Jerry modeling a pair of glasses (yes, this is one of the props)...isn't he adorable?
I tried to get Jerry closer to the tree for a picture, but he isn't the most cooperative model.
That's a little better... didn't get a lot of the tree in the shot, but you can see the ornament from my first Christmas :)