I just got my first background and tried a few quick shots.
I had a really good time playing with this and my 4 y.o. but they are not cheap. It made me wonder, Is there a place to get digital backgrounds cheap? I think it would be a lot of fun with my kids and I am no Ryan so making my own would be out. I do think I am good enough to layer my kids into one that is already made up. So if you have any suggestions please let me know.
I think the best way is to shoot your own. Start looking for backgrounds and I'll bet you will see them all over. A lot cheaper also. There are some "free" downloads available online. Try Deviant Art for some ideas.
Gheller - it was a wood floor so i am not sure the best way to handle the floor issue - yeah cutting the feet bothered me as well but I need to figure something out that will work - he was actually standing on some blocks in this shot