Week Dog Show 2

Started Mar 22, 2013 | Discussions thread
windsprite Senior Member • Posts: 2,477
Re: Whippets, afternoon light

alxdava wrote:

Great series! Last one is super and the fourth funny! This is how they stayed or have you arranged for the picture?


As for the poses, well, at this time of year the late afternoon sun hits our dining room table bench from a very high angle, and the dogs like to sit there and sun themselves.  I didn't exactly arrange them, but I did slide the bench backward a little bit so that the light was hitting their faces.  I "paid" them to watch  the camera, with small pieces of cheese.  Mentioning their favorite dog park or the name of their best dog friend also gets a good pose.

The contrast was high, so the popup flash helped to open up the shadows in #1, 4, and 5.  I did try the last shot with a little bit of fill flash, but I thought the no-flash backlit version below worked better.


windsprite wrote:

Top:  our girl Maple, age 8

Bottom:  our boy Ron, age 9

I used the popup flash, as Ron was completely in shadow.

Tilting their heads at the mention of their favorite dog park.

Modeling is hard work.

Maple, backlit.


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