scotia PRO
scotia

SCOTLANDS DOGS - JED



Views

2775

Likes

Awards

Community Choice Award
Contest Finalist in Monthly Pro Photo Contest Vol 43
Staff Favorite
Peer Award
Top Choice
sastimos DELETED_nikki8 WesP tami_jo_negrete_287 jimanderson_4570 sarahhamilton_2998 RSVPOntario +29
Absolute Masterpiece
Seebug8 Steve_Thomas newone AlexDenham debbiell daisywillems aneli +17
Superb Composition
christrabant KatelinW93 jjreno78 MRKll firemuse barryryan petradawils +13
Magnificent Capture
Vahoskins FrancoisHorne amycneffmoore photonblender jllamaguy Contant simonparry +8
All Star
UnkleFrank richardpetersen Basciano_Photography JayneBug glenhoban Boholm Kwnoele
Outstanding Creativity
shannon_alicki_creative vsoare2001 eleazarparedes olgadazneira Txilekoa debbiesierchio
Superior Skill
sallyG11 steveclevidence Katpuma
Virtuoso
SVPhotos NoDem

Emotions

Impressed
WesP newone PepperMendez Steve_Thomas theoherbots EveryAtomOfMe McCasland +1
Happy
JamesNutt JayneBug

Top ClassTM

ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class week 2
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class week 1
World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class
World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class week 2
World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 10 class week 1
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 35Top 10 class
Monthly Pro Photo Contest Vol 43Top 10 class
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 35Top 10 class week 2
Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 35Top 10 class week 1

Categories


5 Comments | Report
michellehugheswalsh
 
michellehugheswalsh July 11, 2018
Beautiful portrait
scotia PRO
scotia July 11, 2018
Thank you so much! That's very kind!
CG PRO+
 
CG July 21, 2018
Lovely Portrait
scotia PRO
scotia July 21, 2018
Many thanks, hugely appreciated!
SVPhotos PRO
 
SVPhotos August 13, 2018
Beautiful shot!
olgadazneira
 
olgadazneira September 26, 2018
Hello. Can I used for me painting? This is great.
Steve_Thomas
 
Steve_Thomas December 08, 2019
Another great shot!

Behind The Lens

Location
Ive been running a project called "Scotland's Dogs" where I capture owners pets in public locations using natural light. It's sometimes tricky since there are often distractions but Jed was so focused! Im still quite new to photography so enjoy learning from every shoot!
Time
The shoots are open from 1pm to 3pm with no particular running order - up to ten dogs per afternoon!
Lighting
Natural light, although sometimes the clouds take the edge off the very bright summer we're having here in Scotland!
Equipment
Hand held shot, I only have one camera & one lens, Canon EOS70D & the kit 18mm - 200mm. It can be quite challenging at times!
Inspiration
Following the overwhelming success (& fabulous fun!) of my SCOTLAND'S HORSES project in 2017, I decided 2018 should be all about the dogs! Models of all breeds & ages are invited to set locations so its always a wonderful mixture of breeds!
Editing
These portraits are quite brutalist in nature with little post processing other than an adjustment levels layer in photoshop, masked to help balance the light & shadows. Eyes are finished with a little sharpening in the reflections.
In my camera bag
I really don't have much to pack! Camera, lens, squeaker (for the dogs), rattler (for equestrian shoots) & an energy drink for me!
Feedback
Portraits for me are about expression & composition. My shots are hand held & I put a lot of effort into engaging with the dogs & gaining their focus. Im often found rolling on the ground with them, making odd noises & generally playing the fool! If the dogs can relax & have fun, it shows in the shots!

See more amazing photos, follow scotia