It is fairly easy to create dramatic photos on a budget. This is a good example of a shadow box treatment. Ragnificent Ragdolls Kahlua and Cream is a gorgeous cat, and the dark background treatment creates a simple and clean image. There are more advanced methods of achieving this effect, using multiple light sources, but this was done very low budget. It consists of a card board box, painted black inside, and some black felt, for a base. An off camera light source works best. I used a Alien Bees monolight shining down at about 45 degrees. This set up cost less than a good on camera flash. A good continuous light alternative is to use a clamp on shop light, with a day light (5500 degree kelven) fluorescent bulb, but the light will be a little harder.
Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags (pictured with me), I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other (Ragdoll) cat lovers around the world, hoping we all utilize this community to make a better life for our cats and for us with our cats and to make some great friendships along the way as well.
If you have a new Ragdoll kitten, I’d love for you to share them with us as Ragdoll Kitten of the Month. If you have a Ragdoll cat, I’d love for you to share them with us as Ragdoll of the Week. Thanks for stopping by!