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13 Comments | Report
Joanna101 PRO+
 
Joanna101 November 16, 2015
Cuteness!
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 November 16, 2015
Adorable!
Roussou
 
Roussou November 17, 2015
This is my winner for Pet me please contest
prijolguin
 
prijolguin January 05, 2016
Simply adorable. Creative.
LisaB1978
 
LisaB1978 May 25, 2016
This is amazing. Love it
laurenkaymyers Premium
 
laurenkaymyers June 01, 2016
This is amazing. I love everything about it.
Treecy Premium
 
Treecy June 28, 2016
Soooo cute...I'm sharing this on Facebook!!!
VHiggins
 
VHiggins July 07, 2016
Adorable!!
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marietataneva November 19, 2016
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PhotosbyJLR PRO
 
PhotosbyJLR July 02, 2017
Just love this!
flybee379
 
flybee379 September 08, 2017
This is so cute....
adavies PRO
 
adavies November 19, 2017
Awwww! Adorable image...nicely done! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Through the Looking Glass challenge:)
https://viewbug.com/challenge/through-the-looking-glass-photo-challenge-by-adavies
tabithastephens
 
tabithastephens January 31, 2018
So cute!

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Behind The Lens

Location
The kitty was a studio shoot we did in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. (my hometown)
Time
Not really applicable in the studio.
Lighting
I think it was a basic 3 light studio set up.
Equipment
I am a Nikon guy, so this would have been a D300S with a 70-200mm lens. Lighting was with Paul C Buff White Lightning studio flash units. When shooting small pets I like to have them on a table, and drape the backdrop over it. Please make sure to have handlers or the pet owner stand close to keep them from jumping off the table and hurting themselves. Getting them up on the table makes lighting much easier and keeps you from having to get down on the floor.
Inspiration
The kitten shoot was to celebrate him being part of his new forever family. In the original shot, he is grabbing on to a toy mousey. When I was checking out the photos a few years ago I was struck by the look of emotion on his little face. I wanted to emphasize that in a different way.
Editing
I decided that making it look like he was knocking on a window, in the rain. Combining the two photos in photoshop was fairly straightforward. Just a matter of making use of layers and layer masks.
In my camera bag
I currently shoot with a Nikon D500, Nikon 70-200 f2.8 VRII (with a 2x teleconverter for wildlife), and a Tamron 28-75mm 2.8. I use a monopod for much of my wildlife photography, and a tripod for a lot of studio shots.
Feedback
When shooting small pets take lots of photos. I generally only delete photos that are not in focus. I love composite images and always keep an eye out for potential backgrounds. There are many great videos to help learn photoshop. If you can become good at PS it is another tool in your photography kit. I also regularly use Topaz Labs software which I find indispensable. You can check out Topaz with a free 30 day trial at https://topazlabs.com/ref/179/ Have fun. Shoot lots.

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