I wrote in a previous post how much I enjoyed the three-week workshop series from Nick Fancher. On week two we practiced different techniques that included how to create a false black background. We were in the same conference-type room with blue walls as the first week.
Who would have ever thought that the fastest and most portable way to create a black background was just ADDING more lights to a situation? Desiree's hair is so cool-toned that it's gray in real life, so it's not a trick of the camera.
I learned so much from this workshop that I'm applying to my actual business, which is primarily dog photography. Stay tuned for more neat lighting tricks on puppies in the future!