This sitting had all the makings of becoming a disaster because the family were arguing with the neighbours and generally, everyone was losing interest.
There were about 10 members of the family immediately to my right, and one of them shoved this dummy in James’ mouth.
The lad in the background immediately cheered up, everyone started laughing and to top it all, the family dog popped his head into shot to see what the family was laughing at…perfect set up!
I was able to capture it, as no matter what was happening, the studio lights were still on and ready, my camera was ready and I was ready!
It’s a little dated now, as far as techniques go, but to emphasise the dummy, I converted the picture to black and white, leaving the colour in the dummy.
This is a fairly straight-forward technique, but can be quite captivating. I have included this in my Photoshop hints and tips.