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miptog 15 3.6k 65 United Kingdom
4 May 2010 4:49PM
Really like this series. Some things to try next time, as its all about experimentation:

- Use a flash, which will help freeze movement
- Try multi-flash/strobe effects with the flash
-Bit more headroom at top of the frame. although I suspect you were almost hitting the ceiling Smile
astyag 13 12
4 May 2010 4:57PM
Deserves an award
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16 7.6k 26 Scotland
4 May 2010 4:57PM
The dog licking his lips is a nice touch
4 May 2010 4:58PM
Great image, nice one!
accipiter 11 61 England
4 May 2010 5:12PM
An interesting kind of madness! Keep going. A
johnnyboy114 12 231 106 United Kingdom
4 May 2010 5:12PM
Brilliant! Love it! Just like the other, this one made me laugh like an underground sewer! Just brilliant and the expression on the dog ABSOLUTELY makes this shot....superb....
Sean_Dillon 12 2 2 England
4 May 2010 6:54PM
Another silly / funny / creative portrait, really like these, so out of the ordinary, Well Done. Miptog seams to have the technical knowledge that would help you inprove the shots.
thanks all! Loving the comments, indeed an interesting kind of madness! Yes - trying the flash out now and getting a bit exhausted from all the jumping. I'm able to give myself more headroom since we have a very high ceiling so also giving that a shot. Thank you Smile
miptog 15 3.6k 65 United Kingdom
4 May 2010 7:40PM

Quote:Yes - trying the flash out now and getting a bit exhausted from all the jumping.


Great way to keep fit Smile You can have fun for hours experimenting with the location of the flash, its power, and how its modified.

Few more things to try:

- Consider a clock face, and move the position of the flash around the clock face for each hour.
- Zoom the flash head out so that you get a beam of light
- Drag the shutter: that is start at say 1/250th, and reduce the shutter speed by a stop till you are down to 1/15th whilst using the flash
- Put some gels on the flash for colour
- Fire the flash through a white shower curtain or white bedspread.

I expect you can think of a few more things to do Smile
minicooper 13 536 United Kingdom
4 May 2010 7:55PM
I would have ago at this but as I'm a big fella and live in a upstairs could cause problem with my niegbours beneath me. Btw I can see the remote this time! Like your hat and sense of fun.
martyn_b 15 20 1
4 May 2010 11:51PM
i like it as is, movement blur makes the photo, only improvement i would ask is do a closer crop to get rid of the bits on the rhs and show a bit more face, cheers martyn
Thank you very much for all the flash ideas miptog! I'm afraid I lack the proper equipment to try all the suggestions (I am a complete novice!) but I will keep your ideas in mind as I continue to grow and acquire more equipment Smile
Mini - told ya I had a remote!
Martyn - Thanks, I like the blur too and will try that crop and show a bit more face, cheers!
I'm really wanting to take more of these but I am so sore today I can barely walk! haha - yes indeed this will keep me in shape!
DRicherby 12 269 726 United Kingdom
13 May 2010 10:18PM
Superb shot. The dog sitting there impassively really makes it.

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