Originally Posted by Hdvannjr
I'm curious as to how you created the back drops.
LOL. I'm curious as to what the "martysphotography" look is? If you find it will you tell me please.
For shot #1 - I used a 30-degree grid on my background strobe and mounted it on my hairlight boom. Then added a gold gel to the background strobe and pointed it at some Thunder Gray seamless paper.
For shot #2 - I used the same setup as above but, added a smoke layer in Photoshop (I used a shot of the smoke coming off a burning pile of leaves, then added it as a layer, reduced the opacity to 60%, then used the layer mask to add it to just the background).
Seamless paper is really great to work with (especially if you shoot in home studio), but every now and then I like to add texture to my shots.