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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:33 pm    Post subject: Dog portrait Reply with quote

My model for portrait shooting happens to be my dog as my wife would never ever allow me to post some pictures here. Wink
However, it's a girl as well....

Photo taken with Ricoh GXR-M and Voigtländer Color-Heliar 75mm/F2.5 fully open. Distance apprx. 1m. Ricoh GF-1 flash was used indirectly (to the ceiling).
RAW with some adjustments in LR. Downsized for presentation. No sharpening. Full picture (no crop).



Picture clickable for larger view.

Comments are welcome.


PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good portrait. I like it, however it isn't a German sheperd dog.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minolfan wrote:
Good portrait. I like it, however it isn't a German sheperd dog.
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Thank you!

It's an American Staffordshire Terrier. 3 yr. female. Very friendly and lovely character. Not dangerous at all! Wink


PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like there's some shake blur. Neutral


PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Dog dogs, cats are best subjects for portrait photography.


PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
Happy Dog dogs, cats are best subjects for portrait photography.


Me too +1


PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

miran wrote:
Looks like there's some shake blur. Neutral


Maybe one of us need a new monitor?

Look at her eyelashes (100% crop of the same picture):



Due to lack of blood veins in the eyes (Attila-method) I put the focus on the eyelashes. Wink
However, the DOF is extremely shallow at F2.5.

I can't see any shake blur on my monitor with my eyes. Sorry.


PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

handshake blur visible on my display as well Sad


PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
handshake blur visible on my display as well Sad


That's really interesting.

However, I'll try it tomorrow with tripod again to check for any visible differences.
To reduce the ambient light and add some flashes and/or reflectors may also do the trick. Will see.

I've only noticed something alike at the ending of her ear and thought she was moving it during shot or that it might be already out of focus.

It's rather difficult to instruct my model for proper behavior. That's most probably the biggest challenge. Wink

It's a pity as I liked the way she was looking in this very moment very much. Though, still good enough for the family album. Smile

Nevertheless, thank you for your critics.


PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

look forward your next attempt not easy, but worth to try


PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is finally the best one from today. I finally gave up as my model was not really amused and in the end I had no chance to motivate her any longer to stay in a certain position. Wink

However, although I used for all pictures today the very stable Manfrotto MT055XPRO tripod I realised similar "blur" in some of the pictures like on yesterday's one.
Most probably that was rather a dog's movement than a camera shake.

I used exactly the same gear and settings as before, but lesser environmental light. So I darkened the room a little bit.

This was the best. Though, I liked the posing from yesterday much more.
Another blanket and even a professional background would certainly improve the overall impression. Wink
However, I was too lazy to set up my whole studio environment. It's rather hot today.
Clickable for larger view.




Here is a 100% crop of her eye, which was the used focus point:



So please don't tell me again that you see any shake in this picture. I don't see anything like shake. No way!


PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like Dog Happy Dog this is beautiful , sharp , clean!! congrats!!


PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoo Turtle

Sorry, but I couldn't resist to show her at 2 month age, although it was an AF-lens:
(Lumix GF1/20mm/F1.7 iso800/F1.7/no flash). Actually it's slightly cropped and downsized.
She was always famous in looking very unhappy and poor. Smile



PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy Dog so sweet!


PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even I, who am not a dog lover, have to admit this is very cute. Smile


PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you!

Almost every baby is cute..... Wink
But that is my favorite baby picture from my dog. Though it's technically everything else but perfect, just a snapshot in the right moment.


PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful shots!! A great lens it is indeed!


PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you!


PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SMC Pentax 50mm/F1.2 at F1.2 on Ricoh GXR-M. Converted to B&W and downsized:



PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a face !
Happy Dog


PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the black and white photo.


PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice!


PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ricoh GXR-M and Voigtlaender Color Ultron (aka Rollei Planar HFT) 50mm/F1.8 fully open: