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A photo from a recent shoot I did for the owner of the Cheeky Hound in Providence.

A photo from a recent shoot I did for the owner of the Cheeky Hound in Providence.
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15 Comments |
DVallas
 
DVallas December 22, 2015
outstanding shot.
edandaniphone PRO+
 
edandaniphone January 25, 2016
Cool shot.
adavies PRO+
 
adavies February 03, 2016
Awww! So cute! Nicely done! :)
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots February 06, 2016
Cute capture! Congrats.
BTay01
 
BTay01 February 06, 2016
Awesome. I love this picture. Congrats.
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 February 07, 2016
Very cute!
josebonilla
 
josebonilla February 19, 2016
Amazing shot. Congrats.
Autumn171fall
 
Autumn171fall February 21, 2016
You have some amazing photos in your gallery!
YvonneJeaK
 
YvonneJeaK August 09, 2016
Lovely capture. Congratulations
Night_photograph
 
Night_photograph June 28, 2017
Lovely
kathyk_abq
 
kathyk_abq July 01, 2017
wonderful, delightful portrait! Congrats on your award!
lauriestarr
 
lauriestarr September 26, 2017
I love this!
InuYashafoxfire
 
InuYashafoxfire May 03, 2018
I love this picture.
dkoch28
 
dkoch28 October 15, 2018
Treat !
ScampChewyandSquirt Platinum
 
ScampChewyandSquirt October 11, 2019
WONDERFUL PICTURE!! LOVE THE DOG :)
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Behind The Lens

Location

I took this photo for the owner of the Cheeky Hound pet store at her home in Seekonk, MA. She had me doing a "Doggy & Santa" photoshoot at her store in Providence later in the week and wanted me to take some photos of her own dogs before the event. The most difficult part of this shoot was that I wasn't allowed into the yard with the dogs and all the shots had to be taken from outside the fence. While this made the shoot extremely difficult, I improvised and used it to my advantage.

Time

This photo was taken around 2-4pm in November.

Lighting

The shoot was outdoors in the shade so I just used the natural lighting. The only "lighting" per say, was the christmas lights wrapped around the trees in the backyard. I thought this area would make a good background due to the bokeh effect on the christmas lights.

Equipment

I am a bit of a minimalist when it comes to my photography. The only camera equipment used on this shot was a Canon 5D Mark II with my Canon 70-300mm lens. The ISO was 800 and the shutterspeed was 1/320.

Inspiration

I tend to be a spur of the moment photographer and pride myself at catching the right moment at the right time. If you look at some of my other work this is something you will notice(Especially when it comes to the unpredictability of working with dogs). As I said, I was not allowed in the backyard with the dogs for this shoot and since the dogs were really keen on meeting me, they kept jumping up onto the fence. I took this opportunity to get eye level with them and shoot away.

Editing

I post-process all my photos using Lightroom (Photoshop for more difficult edits). I believe that nearly all photos should have some post-processing done, whether it be just color corrections, sharpening, etc, it really puts the "umph" in your photos. Most of the time I do very minor edits, however, in this photo the owners hand was literally right in front of the dogs nose with a treat. I couldn't have that distraction so I used Lightroom to get rid of her hand and then used Photoshop to clean it up a bit.

In my camera bag

Everywhere I go, I carry my Tamrac backpack loaded with my Canon 5D Mark II, Canon Ultrasonic 70-300mm, Canon 50mm prime(newest model), and Canon Ultrasonic 17-40mm L. I also carry my Canon Speedlite 430EX II, a Pawn Flash Trigger, and Viltrox timelapse controller. Lastly, I always have an extra charged battery and a few extra memory cards. Depending on the situation, I will bring my tripod but 95% of the time I do not.

Feedback

My biggest advice would be to always remain FLEXIBLE. As they say in the Army, "no battle plan survives first contact with the enemy." This is true for photography as well, because no matter what plans or ideas that you had going into a shoot, they will inevitably change. Also, try new things! Don't be afraid to experiment and try something you haven't done before. Lastly, know your software! This is one of the most crucial aspects I find in photography because even if you take a so-so photo, you are able to make it into something amazing!

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