Pet dog picture - feedback requested

Started Jan 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
PhotographicPhil
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Re: Pet dog picture - feedback requested
In reply to John E Fox, Jan 7, 2013

John E Fox wrote:

Along with the others, a dark blanket would be better for the white dog.

Would look a bit better if you could avoid the tuft of fur over the right eye. The dog is looking sligthly to the right, a direct view may be an improved shot so you would get catchlights in both eyes. ( bit of careful editing may solve this )

Shooting at f4 or 5.6 would get the nose in sharp focus as well as the eyes.

A nice picture all the same!

With dogs, a shallow depth of field is a problem because of the distance between the tip of the nose and the eyes.

Thanks for the comments John.

It was difficult to get a catchlight in both eyes due to the nature of the dogs face  (protruding snout etc). I didn't want the catchlight to be central in the eye, but I will try to find a compromise next time and position the main light more towards the front.

I did close down the aperture a little more later on, which did the trick with the nose. This was the cutest pose however and wasn't repeated quite the same later on!

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