mattnoir
mattnoir

Let me be the nature



Just enjoy being in the nature and let everything pass, even time
For more of my work visit www.mnphoto.tk

Just enjoy being in the nature and let everything pass, even time
For more of my work visit www.mnphoto.tk
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shellandshilo
 
shellandshilo February 18, 2018
Spectacular photo to treasure of this precious fur kid
gabrial PRO+
 
gabrial February 18, 2018
Great composition..looks like the angel they all are
denisewalker Premium
 
denisewalker February 18, 2018
What a wonderful shot! Well done!
Enriquillo
 
Enriquillo February 18, 2018
Great shot!
Kim_George_Brown PRO
 
Kim_George_Brown February 19, 2018
Great shot!
JayneBug PRO+
 
JayneBug February 19, 2018
Amazing light, color and composition. Well done.
brentonderooy
 
brentonderooy February 19, 2018
????????
Pmcclure
 
Pmcclure February 21, 2018
You have a wonderful gallery
ninanedelcheva
 
ninanedelcheva February 24, 2018
Great pictures of animals
MaryannR
 
MaryannR February 28, 2018
I love this! Great lighting and focus. And the expression oh his face is so precious.
karolinaka
 
karolinaka March 06, 2018
Superb!
annika_9324
 
annika_9324 February 01, 2019
Magic!!!!!
DNproSTUDIO
 
DNproSTUDIO May 24, 2019
funny for this dog photo and beautiful this tone

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in the middle of nowhere, while on the hike with my friends and dogs. We found this nice little path and thought dogs might look fabulous there.
Time
It was quite shortly after noon. It was overcast, so everything was still nice and soft, I didnt have to worry about any special angle. We were almost done with our hike, this was actually our last stop before last section and after that we just had to take the bus back home
Lighting
Only natural lighting was used, I dont usually use reflectors or flashes, only in my home studio. Outside it is always the sun or the shade. In this case light was nicely diffused by clouds, which also made really nice glow on the fur of the dog.
Equipment
I used borrowed Canon 5D Mk IV along with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, also borrowed. It was quite heavy to carry it during the hike, but thats what you do with borrowed gear
Inspiration
Color of the fur was nicely in harmony with the grass and yet it popped and made you look at the dog, instead of anywhere else. I thought it was the perfect spot for this kind of shoot as backlight along with nice background and leading lines. I always try to make the dog look natural and to fit into the image. And this is also the same case, where I tried to fit his personality into the picture. You can see his spark in his eyes
Editing
As all my pictures, I do post-processing in a way so it boosts one part of the picture while pushing your eyes towards the subject, or any other part of the picture. I get to that spot with darkening some parts and lighting others and also playing with clarity and contrast. As there was quite a lot of wild weed, I had to photoshop some of it our so picture will look cleaner. Silly me did not clean it before shooting
In my camera bag
I carry basicly all my gear in my bag. I dont have a lot of gear, only my trusty Canon 70D, Sigma 24-105mm f/4 Art, Canon 50mm f/1.4 USM and Canon 85mm f/1.8 USM. Along that I also carry my tripod, some food and film DSLR with some film ready if I wanted to shoot a little differently
Feedback
To get this look, try to find some place where you will get nice blurry background while having the image backlit at least a little. Overcast is your friend and obedient dog is the best you can wish for. If the dog is not obedient, you will spend more time and photos to get the picture right, but its still possible. Also try to get as low as possible and choose the riight focal length. You can manage great results with any lens as long as you know what you want to get done. This photo was taken with a fullframe camera and high-end lens, but I usually shoot with much cheaper setup, crop camera with cheap lens of 85 or 50mm. Also post-processing is very important, lightroom and photoshop are a must as no photo is perfect straight from the camera

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