I experimented with a white background for photographing him today, and I am still struggling to get it right. I think I will go with tan when I set up the tripod and photograph him for real. I need to raise him up on a stand first too. If I can muster some patience, perhaps I will try to learn to use manual light metering. I’m always trying to fix things in Elements instead. I’m sure the camera can do all kinds of wonderful things if only I would learn to press the right buttons and turn the correct dials.