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Puppy Love 2



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3 Comments | Report
Emi_l
 
Emi_l June 27, 2020
Awe 😍
nickrhodes_9204
 
nickrhodes_9204 October 26, 2021
Great photo I just think the definition of swag and my photo are a 99% match I like the photo you took just has nothing to do with swag and defining the word in any meaning slang urban or dictionary meaning! Though what do I know I’m just a photographer
GypsysPhotography Platinum
 
aww... love this photo! Congrats!

Behind The Lens

Location
I shot this image of our new puppy in what was then my home studio.
Time
I was waiting for our very energetic puppy to tire herself out a bit so that I could more easily photograph her, so I shot this image in the evening using studio lighting (an Einstein 640 and an 86" PLM).
Lighting
Because my puppy has large patches of white fur, but a mostly black face, I decided to intentionally underexpose the image a bit to avoid any blown highlights on the white portions of fur.
Equipment
I placed my puppy on one of my old posing bags and blankets (items from my newborn photography inventory that I no longer use for clients), and positioned my Einstein/PLM at about a 65-degree angle from the posing bag. I shot the image with my Nikon D750 and my 35mm 1.4 lens.
Inspiration
I wanted to capture our family's memories of our adopted dog's puppyhood, much like I document newborn babies' first weeks for my client families. It was also a fun project for my teen daughter and I to do together, as she served as my assistant for the shoot (she helped to retain our puppy's attention with some treats).
Editing
This image didn't really require a significant amount of post-processing, but I did need to smooth some wrinkles in the blanket. In addition, I needed to bring up the shadows and midtones a bit due to the intentional underexposure referenced above.
In my camera bag
I always have my Nikon D750 and one of my backup cameras in my bag (either a second D750, or my older Nikon D700). My lens selection depends on what I am planning to photograph, though I am very partial to prime lenses in general. If I will be shooting indoor portraits, my go-to lenses are the 35mm 1.4 and the 50mm 1.4; I also include my 105mm macro lens if I plan to capture detail shots, like a newborn baby's tiny features. If I plan to shoot portraits outdoors, I pack my 85mm 1.4 lens (I love its sharpness and bokeh). And, of course, I never leave home without a spare battery and extra SD cards!
Feedback
As everyone knows, puppies have A LOT of energy. As such, to increase the odds of successfully capturing posed portraits of a puppy, I would highly recommend scheduling the photo session for a time at which the puppy is more relaxed/tired (for example, in the evening, or after a long walk or bout of exercise)! Additionally, rewards (treats) and patience are critical. :)

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