I know that, like it or not, photography is an important part of promoting our work. I have learned a lot from the many discussions on this in Teddy Talk and on other forums. (Thanks, especially Shelly, for your Bears & Buds articles) :dance:
I just thought I might add my tiny bit for anyone interested. I was in a school supply store the other day and noticed they had a huge range of bulletin board paper in a rainbow of colors. And what was best -- you can buy it by the yard and it's cheap! I remembered that professional photographers usually use paper for their backdrops -- so I got a great selection of colors to try out on my next photography shoot. It won't last as long as fabric, but it rolls up for storage and can be easily replaced. It comes 48" wide, so is wide enough for all of my bear photo needs.
Yes, Great tip Donna. I would not have thought of checking at a school supply store. I bought a few rolls of photo back drop paper from a local photgraphy store. It is very thick heavy paper, but it's about $35.00 a roll. I have also thought of airbrushing a back ground....when I have the time!
I'll have to check that our. Thanks.
I think that a light blue is my favorite all-around color for backdrops, and it seems to work for most bears. But there are certain situations that another color works best. I just got a yummy pink that I'm anxious to try with a bear that is wearing a burgundy dress. I also got a great light green that I thought world work behind some of my beige rabbits. Right now I want to do some trial and error shots and see what happens. Variety is the spice of life, you know!
I use that card that's used for craftwork....It comes in A1 and A2 sizes and all colours and it's perfect for slotting into my light-tent...and gives a lovely curved light graduation behind the bear. I reckon it's the same thing that Donna talks about....I just get it from an art shop