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Lens: D FA 28-105 Camera: K7 Photo Location: Surrey,UK ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/180s Aperture: F9.5 
Posted By: mcgregni, 05-05-2018, 03:05 PM

My first "Cat Portraits" ..... well we couldn't get him out of the room, so decided she might as well hold him

Pentax K7 - D FA 28-105mm - F9.5 - ISO 100 - 1/180th
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I've been experimenting with the lights in the small space available in the living room, and have made more seperation from the black curtains with a backlight, one flash in a softbox on the floor behind. The main light is a shoot-through white umbrella.

Thanks for your views and thoughts ..... Nigel

Edit (7th May): Just added another one from the same shoot ......Cat got away ....










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05-05-2018, 03:26 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by mcgregni Quote
My first "Cat Portraits"
Successful experiment,

Using Flash is always problematic because the light that comes out is hard even if you use the built-in diffusors, the game is to know how to direct and the use of power,
I can tell you that the two portraits are very successful, the light is soft and wraps around the subject well, good shots.
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Both shots came up very well.
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"Wraps around" ... Yes, I suppose it does, that's a good way of describing it. Thanks maw, and eaglem too!

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Yes, I suppose it does
Thank you Nigel for the mention,

I must also say that your guides are not only essential and instructive, but also essential for those who use flashes "always very difficult topic".
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I think the first is very good. The second nails it except the cat expression.
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I think the first is very good. The second nails it except the cat expression.
Typical cat and own mind.
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Great shots - guess the cat wanted in!

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LOL. I guess swan is not a cat owner. A cat HAS to be the center of attention and this one does not want to share the limelight. Great shots, Nigel.
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Two very nicely done portraits. Thanks so much for sharing.

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I must also say that your guides are not only essential and instructive, but also essential for those who use flashes "always very difficult topic".
I guess the Guides deal with the matters of how the flashes work and how to get them going properly, depending on your camera /lens/situation ..... The whole matter of what to do with the flashes once you've got them going, well that's another big mysterious area, and I often find myself struggling to cope with things especially when the subjects are mobile and 'non-complient" (ie daughters!). Sometimes it all comes together, I just wish it did every time!

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The closer their eyes get together the more impact the picture has...very nice portraits mcgregni.
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Thanks also Swanlefitte, qmans, Joi and jbinpq ..... I'm pleased you saw the photos.!
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Great shots and excellent lighting.
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Well done! Number two in particular, is one to frame and display in the living room.
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