It's week 49 of my personal photography project and that means that Christmas is right around the corner so here's a little something to get you in the mood for the big day; I'd like you to meet Theodore Bear (aka "Teddy") and Jaxon.
This week's theme is "high key" which technically means a lighting set up that reduces, or even eliminates harsh shadows so you'll typically seen it done with a white background. You likely see high-key lighting every day if you do any shopping on the internet. Product pictures are famously photographed with high-key lighting to best display the item without distracting shadows that may obscure an important element. With live subjects I do like the hint of a shadow underneath them to "ground" them in the image, otherwise it can feel like they're floating in space - not good for little boys and fluffy dogs!
Teddy and Jaxon's mom wanted a high key look to really bring the attention to the boys matching pajamas (too cute, right?) and in this case I think high-key lighting works well and adds to the fun of the images.
Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography is a Certified Professional Photographer with the organization Professional Photographers of America; a designation held by fewer than 2,500 photographers nationwide and a hallmark of consistency, technical skill, artistry and professionalism. Penny Whistle specializes in both natural light and studio photography providing pet, couple and engagement, family and high school senior portraits as well as corporate headshots and commercial photography in her studio located in old town Carrollton as well as out on location in Coppell and surrounding communities in Dallas – Fort Worth, Texas.