I got home from work tonight and my colored paper had come in the mail! so I worked with Merlin for about 45 minutes with the studio lights. I finally got him to relax after we instituted the 1 photo = 1 piece of dog kibble rule.
I have to admit, I spent about 30 minutes retouching this photo. Don’t worry, I didn’t touch up the dog or the lighting (I would have fixed that blasted shadow if I’d gone that far). But there was some serious drool on that paper, so that might be an issue when instituting the treats with the paper backdrop. This is all one large learning experience, lemme tell you.