Excerpts from an old time setup.
[by Jack Foster Mancilla
a photo by LensLord on Flickr.
The Gompers Prom was a small affair at The “W” hotel in San Diego. Obviously, being a Prom, everyone was dressed to the “9’s” And, they were all having a great time.
They had asked for an old time backdrop giving them an isolated setting.
So, I brought one of my 12×24 drops, a stand, and some clips to hold everything in place. For the setting, I chose a darker colored drop because I wanted the people to be the brightest things in the image. Unless you want a lot of overpowering white space to write text on, like in a magazine, I think the a bright background would detract from the eyes. … I like eyes. 😉
When we were setting this young woman into place for this image, she leaned over as she is in this image, trying to hear what I was saying. I thought it was very cute. … When we were actually shooting, I pretended to say something so that she leaned over trying to hear what I was saying again. … 🙂 Bam! I love my shutter releases for catching candid setup shots.
The complete gallery of Setups is here -> The Gompers Prom