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tonysutton September 21, 2017
Really nice image imeldabell
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This is so beautifully presented !
 
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I love this.
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simonparry November 26, 2017
Super shot..love it
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Eduardbetz Jan 20
I love the way way you use the light in your portraits, like a master painter !

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Oscar - Silver Tabby



Oscar is a British Shorthair cat.
I had him in the studio for a portrait

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in my home studio in near Maidstone in Kent, England.
Time
This was shot in a studio, so time of day doesn't effect this image.
Lighting
This was shot using a single octabox slightly to one side, with a reflector to fill, giving a soft Rembrandt type lighting.
Equipment
This was shot with a Canon 6D with a Canon 24-105 F4 L series lens. I used Bowens Gemini 500 Pro studio head, with a 120cm octabox, and a reflector.
Inspiration
I usually take portraits of people, so wanted to try and use a similar lighting style, but for a pet portrait.
Editing
This had simple processing in Photoshop, just a little sharpening, some dodging & burning and adding a soft vignette.
In my camera bag
I have my Canon 5D Mk III, and my 2 Canon L series lenses (24 - 105 f4, and 70 - 200 f2.8, with a 2x extender when I need it for wildlife). I am a great supporter of wildlife conservation and sometimes add images of animals I have taken to my portraits as composites. A seldom use a tripod, as I feel it limits my movement. On location, I use a selection of speed lights, so I can control the light. I also use a grey card to set my white balance and a Sekonic 308s to measure the light.
Feedback
Set up your lighting and props before introducing the animal to the studio. You need an assistant to help keep the animal still and you need to be ready & quick on the trigger. Lots of patience is a must!

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