I recently received some interesting reader mail about the yellow wall I often use as a background for my indoor photos:
I wanted to drop you a line because I have to admit, I don't enjoy your yellow wall. Well, it's not the yellow wall that I don't enjoy, I appreciate bright happy colors on walls, it's the way it looks behind your outfits. I understand your journey through finding the right background colors to contrast behind your outfits and I liked your "How To" on "Photograph Your Outfits" but recently you've been using the yellow wall and I find myself less enthralled with your outfits on those days. I think that the severity of the color on the wall detracts from the brilliance of your outfit and I doubt that's an ideal outcome for you.
- Persnickety Penny
So now I’m wondering: what do the rest of you think about the yellow wall as a backdrop? Personally, I love the location because the lighting is so superb. I place the camera in the bathroom and take advantage of the bright bathroom lights to illuminate my shots. I also find the yellow glow from the walls to be quite flattering.
Even if you all hate the yellow wall, I don’t promise to stop taking pictures in front of it. However, now that I have some daylight in the evenings, I’ll be taking more of my photos outside, so you’ll get some relief from the Golden Cricket hallway.