post processing

White seamless post-processing hell

A few years ago, I gave up on shooting white seamless portraits. I left my roll of white paper at the old condo and let the new homeowner figure out what to do with it. I sold my background stands and crossbar to a photographer friend down in West Virginia. I sold my studio strobes and Pocket Wizards on eBay. I was convinced that I was never going to shoot white seamless ever again.

Then I got a call from my swing dancing friends in the Ann Arbor scene a few weeks ago, asking if I was willing to set up a backdrop and shoot portraits of dancers for the Valentines Day dance. They’d pay me a nominal amount, but I’d get to dance for free to the live band that evening. Foolishly, I said yes. (more…)