All Photos Courtesy of Leigh Demshar/Chewbone Studio
Red is always a bold color choice. Few colors can grab our attention as quickly and as powerfully as red. For creative types, the use of red is typically done intentionally. Almost like shouting at the viewer, “there’s something here I’d like you to see!”
Choosing the right red is also a challenge. For me, Crimson is the right red seamless paper. A few years ago, I tried working with Primary Red, and found the color to be very much like that of a child’s crayon. That might work for some images, but I was looking for something with a little more bite.
Crimson is a much deeper red. Depending on how you light it, it can go more strawberry or, the only thing I can equate it to is a dark blood red (maybe I have Halloween on the brain.) Like other bold colors, Crimson can leave a strong color cast on your subject.
I enlisted a few dog models to help me test out the Crimson background paper. What goes better with red paper than red fur? One of my personal interests is a monochromatic look with canine subject matching the seamless. While no dog exists that is as red as Crimson, the firey combo of red on red was fun to play with.
Crimson would be very dramatic in human portraits, and perhaps even boudoir photography. It will be my go-to choice for red seamless.
All Photos Courtesy of Chewbone Studio