I visited my parents fro Thanksgiving and while meandering about in the basement I saw this older looking chair and instantly the idea for a photo popped in my head. I dug out the chair, placed it in front of the fire place then asked my dad to build a fire while I went to the Pimpy Red Van and grabbed my camera and lighting gear.
I immediately began setting up and balancing some lights. The shot I was going for was this:
My niece Samantha wanted to get one more shot, and this time my dad tried a different pose:
So, after getting these shots, and posting the sleeping one online, someone pointed out that if he just had a Santa hat on, it would make for a great christmas card. Within minutes of seeing that comment, I setup the second shoot.
Like the first shoot, I was setting up lights while my dad built the fire. This time we added a few more props than just she Santa hat too. This first image could easily be Santa's chair waiting for him to return.
Then, a few moments later, my dad building the fire.
And the image at the top of the post is the final image.
What image from the series do you like the best?