Sunday, September 29, 2019

Rudy Giuliani the Bichon frisée

SOOC shots (raw+jpg) of the handsome pup Rudy. This was a warm September day in the front and backyard of the owners home. Important to include the natural surroundings of a dog which includes lots of lush green grass and pretty front porch summer flowers. Trick with all white dogs is the highlights that can by blown out slightly. Must remember to underexpose here!!! But, the buttery bokeh turned out good although next pet shoot will be using a faster and sharper lens. Also raw images appear always dull and dingy until the final edits. Shot with canon 6D. 50mm 1.2 lens. Yasss Rudy!!!

Monday, September 16, 2019

Dougie the Dundee dog portraits

8 o’clock PM natural window light. 
ISO 800. 1/250. F1.8
Canon 6d m2
50mm 1.8 lens

12 o’Clock natural window light from the east. 
ISO 400. 1/250. F2. 
Canon 6d m2
50mm 1.8 lens

This sweet mutt has much more energy than what you see in the photo. He is being tested like a guinea pig. The available light I have to work with is pretty amazing and gorgeous. Semi obedient and full of puppy dog love. We will need a dog wrangler for an outdoor shoot. Preferably in Dundee!!!!

Monday, September 2, 2019

Canon 50mm 1.2 prime lens is ideal for senior pet photography

This fine evening shoot was spent with a precious mutt named Gracie! She is in her golden years now and is totally chill and calm about 90% of the time. Unless mom pulls out a pink squeak toy. That sets her off playing like a puppy. The sun was setting and darkness was upon us, but that does not stop this beast of a lens to perform magic. The 50mm 1.2 L lens is a heavy (yikes it’s hard core for weak wrists-not me!) bokeh beast. Most of the shots were taken at f1.2. And some are a bit ‘soft’. Ugh. This lens is also unfortunately slow to focus. And I knew this from the start. But kinda was in denial a little and then forgot as I get excited to shoot the perfect shot with such an amazing lens. Frustrating. The bad? Heavy. Slow to focus. Soft at 1.2. The good? Perfect for senior pets who are static and just chill and don’t move much. Bokeh is superb. Image quality is L quality. Gorgeous. Unfortunately this magical lens will be a renter for me. I will choose not to buy this guy after all. And that’s just super duper ok with me. I’m still very pleased with these images. SOOC. No edits yet. Can’t wait to see the final results.