|This year's set|
This year was easier than past years for a number of reasons. There were only two pigs to herd and bribe. What a different dynamic that is! As an added bonus, using the grids to hold up the backdrop allowed me to work with the pigs and keep my hands out of many of the shots. There was one drawback with that: Pinniped kept facing me for treats and we got a number of her bodacious butt. Bertie wasn't feeling terrific, so she was fairly tractable. It was mostly Pinni that I had to chase around when she wasn't in the tin.
The new lights helped a lot, too, because we weren't dependent on strong sun and an unreliable flash. We finished the shoot in record time - only 256 photos in a single sitting. Amazing! I had several good photos to choose from for our Christmas cards.
|These are actually the outtakes, which are sillier (and not as clear) than the final 2-3 photos.|
|The many sides of Pinniped|
The final three photos are off to be printed; the cards are ready to be stuffed and signed. The holiday season has officially begun!