Karen_Riches
Karen_Riches

Red Setter Portrait



Gorgeous Red Setter in our studio at Red Frog Photography in Worden Park, Leyland Lancashire

Gorgeous Red Setter in our studio at Red Frog Photography in Worden Park, Leyland Lancashire
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Cookies4U January 20, 2019
adorable! I'd pay a pretty penny for hair that color (I already do!) LOL
Karen_Riches
Karen_Riches January 20, 2019
Haha I agree. His fur is SUCH a gorgeous colour isn't it! x

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in my studio in Leyland, Lancashire. Although I photograph families, children and babies, I do have a soft spot for pet photography too. I'm situated a perfect location for pets too, as the studio is in the middle of a public park, where there are lots of dog walkers.
Time
This image was actually taken during a baby shoot. Parents wanted photos of their 3 month old baby and their red setter together. He was such a gorgeous dog, so I was pleased to be able to get some few photos of him on his own too. He looks quite calm in the image but he was actually quite hyper!
Lighting
The lighting used was an 135 octobox from the left at 45 degrees and reflectors. I angled the light to make the most of the lovely sheen on the red setter's coat.
Equipment
This was shot on a Canon 5D MkIII. I use a 50mm prime lens in the studio, 135mm octobox and reflectors. I don't tend to use a tripod as I prefer to have the freedom of movement with the camera handheld.
Inspiration
I love to take head shots of pets and try to get their full attention looking at the camera. It can be tricky with excitable dogs, but I love the intense expression that can be captured this way.
Editing
I always edit the raw files in Lightroom and then do further editing in Photoshop. I like to do a fine art edit for pets as it gives an almost painterly effect, which my customers love. This style of image looks great on the wall in a fine art frame. The image is printed onto fine art paper, which is then varnished, before framing the image without glass. It's a very popular product in the studio and gives an almost oil painted effect.
In my camera bag
I tend to carry around quite a bit of equipment and I always carry spares of everything. In addition to my Canon 5D MkIII, (which in the studio mostly has a 50mm Sigma art lens attached), I also have with me a spare Canon camera body, 85mm Canon lens, 17-40mm Canon lens, 70-200 F2.8 Canon lens, (which is my 'go to lens' for outside photos), 28mm wide angle lens, Sekonic light meter, X-rite passport colour checker and then lots of spare batteries and cards! Everything in one bag was too heavy - so I now wheel around a little adapted suitcase!
Feedback
Every dog is different, so you have to try to adapt what you do to capture the different character of the dog. I find that treats can work great to try to get their attention, making noises or squeakers can get their attention too. And be prepared to have lots of patience to get the shot!

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