Last night I was contemplating what it was that I would write about today. I was torn between which photo I would post, how I would write. It is sometimes difficult to come up with awesome content every week. I'm glad I don't post everyday or you, the readers, would be learning how I cook ramen noodles, rather than learning about photography. Be thankful I post about once a week. Anyways, rather than juggle my brain trying to figure out which of my photographs needed speaking about I decided to throw up the studio equipment and shoot something that I wasn't thinking about all day and night. A fresh start of sorts. A clear mind.
So, without further ado...
As in the post title, I mention the word "efficient." You may have guessed already that the work that went into the photo is more than meets the eye. I was introduced with a number of challenges, as I usually am, while trying to pull this one off. How so? That's the information I am about to enlighten you with. A couple of challenges that I was faced with, and were not limited to, were studio size restrictions, equipment limitations and post processing obstacles. If you noticed, I didn't use the word "problem" in any of those descriptions. As a photographer, you can and will be met with many "challenges." It is your job as a pro to recognize that a problem is not a problem but just an important crossroad in which the proper path will need to be chosen. This will separate the pro from the amateur. The amateur may see these challenges as problems and call the imminent task impossible. A photographer is creative and along with making creative photographs, he or she also needs to be creative in their technical adversities. There is a solution to every problem, just need to find it.
This part will discuss a couple of variables that I had to solve for to make the final image possible. The first and most obvious is the actual size of the seamless white (cyc) background. The other is lighting related.