Some dog portraits

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by jloden, May 16, 2012.

  1. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    I got my Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 last week and have been using it non-stop ever since just playing around. Here's a few dog shots I took just playing around in the house. Fairly low light, and these are straight from the RAW photos to iPhoto and up to Flickr.

    Any feedback or advice appreciated :smile:

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  2. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Couple more from last night that I liked... playing with different white balance settings and I was pleased with the way these turned out.

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  3. denniscloutier

    denniscloutier Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Vancouver, BC
    I like the first one. I'm not an expert, but some things I'd think about are:
    - when you're dealing with shallow depth of field try to get the eyes in focus.
    - use shallow depth of field to isolate the subject from the background.
    - look around the edges of the frame. Look at everything in the frame and decide if it improves the photo or not. I try and simplify my compositions as much as possible.

    Again, I'm far from being an expert, but these are some of the things I try and do, with mixed success.

    Regards,
    Dennis
     
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  4. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Thanks! Appreciate the tips, some stuff to keep in mind for next time :thumbup:
     
  5. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
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  6. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Thanks on both counts!
     
  7. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Jay
    Tried a few more today to break in the 45mm f/1.8 and tried to bear in mind some of the tips Ned and Dennis were kind enough to offer - thanks again guys.

    Not the best shot as I hadn't got the settings and focus dialed in quite right at that moment, but I loved the color contrast with the ball.

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    This won't be news to most around here of course :smile: but I was really pleased with the crisp sharpness and bokeh I was able to get with this lens wide open, and the focal length worked well, I think I'm going to love this lens.

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