Wednesday, 28 April 2010

A natural background

This photo was taken just after the photos shown in the last three blogs. The living room is visible in the background. I would have stayed in the living room and used the wall as the background except for one obvious reason. This portrait would not have worked. We would not have had the wall as the background but it would have been a settee.

So we went outside and used the shrub as a background. Similarly this background would not have worked for adults as it is far too low. The usual technique was applied of converting it to monochrome and then to sepia with a white vignette. The vignette works well here as it moves the emphasis onto the portrait and now you can hardly see the window.

Happy snapping

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