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Great doggie portrait setup
Posted By: codiac2600, 01-17-2008, 12:22 PM

So I set up a perfect lighting setup for taking pictures of my pup. Basically I set two flashes at 1/4 on the floor and bounced the directly into the ceiling to get me a nice even coverage. I opened the blinds on the window and balanced for the daylight coming in which was ISO 100 f4-5.6 and 1/125.

Here are the results:







Wide angle distortion! yay!


Well Chico is tired now and will rest for his next shoot.
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01-17-2008, 12:31 PM   #2
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Nice. Thanx for sharing.

I have the unfortunate circumstance that 'flash' means 'lightning', with lightning comes thunder, to not one, but now two of my dogs, which sends them bolting.

Cute pup too! I've never seen you share shots of him before. With your never ending stream of photos, you might become the most prevalent in the "Your Pet A Day" thread then...
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You have this lighting thingie down pat, congratulation !
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These are very nice, the first one is classic and does very well in BW, great dof in that one too.

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Cute doggy. Looks like he (she) has some modeling experience?

Nicely done, and I do really like the lighting. And thanks for sharing the setup as well, I'll have to play around with that myself.

The first one is my favorite. I really like the "look" on the last one.
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I wish my dog sat still long enough for this ... but that will never happen.
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QuoteOriginally posted by m8o Quote
Nice. Thanx for sharing.

I have the unfortunate circumstance that 'flash' means 'lightning', with lightning comes thunder, to not one, but now two of my dogs, which sends them bolting.

Cute pup too! I've never seen you share shots of him before. With your never ending stream of photos, you might become the most prevalent in the "Your Pet A Day" thread then...
Yeah my older dog has the same flash is lighting mentality. Ha, I just remembered that thread and I'll have to post one in that thread as well.

QuoteOriginally posted by RBellavance Quote
You have this lighting thingie down pat, congratulation !
Lol, thanks!

[QUOTE=and;155005]These are very nice, the first one is classic and does very well in BW, great dof in that one too.[/QUOTE

Yeah the 16-50 actually has a nice bokeh when it's at f4.0 and you space things far enough apart.

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Cute doggy. Looks like he (she) has some modeling experience?

Nicely done, and I do really like the lighting. And thanks for sharing the setup as well, I'll have to play around with that myself.

The first one is my favorite. I really like the "look" on the last one.
Ha this dog is always in some funny pose, just part of his cuteness.

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I wish my dog sat still long enough for this ... but that will never happen.
He wasn't staying still too much, just the light let me move around with him and just kept focusing and playing with him till he'd stay still for just a second so I can fire the shot off.
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Adorable and great use of depth of field.

This style works well and you are definitely into various types of experimentation

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Here's one made with single flash

This was made with a single Sunpak 383 into a Wescott silver compact umbrella high and to the right. The K10D with the Voightlander 90mm did its usual good work.

No one but Cosmo is allowed to sit in this red velvet chair....his throne so to speak

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Hi Chris, very nice photos and very inovative lighting. The way that dog poses you should rent him out. :-)

Take care, Heinrich
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The first and second shots are really keen! Dig the series and your lighting technique!
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Adorable and great use of depth of field.

This style works well and you are definitely into various types of experimentation
Thank you James and it's fun to experiment... no better way to learn imo.

QuoteOriginally posted by dmdctusa Quote
This was made with a single Sunpak 383 into a Wescott silver compact umbrella high and to the right. The K10D with the Voightlander 90mm did its usual good work.

No one but Cosmo is allowed to sit in this red velvet chair....his throne so to speak

David
Awesome, it's always good to get that light off camera.

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Hi Chris, very nice photos and very inovative lighting. The way that dog poses you should rent him out. :-)

Take care, Heinrich
Thank you Heinrich and it's not os much innovative as it is reading forums and discovering that one technique could be used in another fashion.

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The first and second shots are really keen! Dig the series and your lighting technique!
Thank you Hamid and you're a good person to turn for for inspiration to shoot some dogie pics.
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