An older image of Trinity that I just processed.
I recently purchased a hand painted canvas backdrop from Oliphant Studios in New York. I love it so much! It was rather scary ordering it over the phone, but I trusted that Sarah, the artist, who has been doing this a long, long time, knows what she is doing. They are pretty pricey and I agonized over the size I should get. Initially, I thought I could get away with a 9’ x 12’, but in the end, decided on a 9’ x 16’ instead. Much larger that I need right now, but you never know what the future will hold.
Buy once, cry once :)
Anyway, I have the Oliphant set up on the ‘chair’ side of my studio, which I thought I’d be using more. But wouldn’t ya know, I’ve fallen in love with the ‘table’ side set up, which still has the thunder gray seamless as the backdrop.
I tried moving the table set up over to the Oliphant side, but for some reason, I didn’t like the results as much and moved it back. So now I am not using the Oliphant side that much :(
Well, I love the effect of the Oliphant backdrop so much, that I have since tried to recreate it on images that were shot against the gray seamless. This is one of those attempts. Definitely NOT THE SAME as the Oliphant, but I guess you can say ‘similar’. There is just something so authentic about the Oliphant, I really can’t put my finger on it. A ‘classic’ look. So, do I get another one for the other side? I think YES! But first, I want to use the one I have a little more. Then I’ll decide if I want to get another identical one or a different texture/color. One thing is for sure, it won’t be 9’ x 16’!
This image was taken against the Oliphant.
- AlienBee B800 in med. soft box, camera right at aprox. 30 degree angle
- AlienBee B800 in med. octabox behind camera, up high, for fill
- AlienBee B800 with 40 degree grid behind subject, aimed at Thunder Grey seamless background
Canon 5d Mkll
Canon 24-105mm 'L' Lens
F/11 - 125th sec. - 125 ISO