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First Studio sitting

By phil_j  
I have recently purchased a set of Studio lights and am in the process of converting a very under-used loft conversion into a min studio/photography room.

I needed a model to practice on and after the Wife declined, it was left up to Oliver to take centre stage.

I used a Sigma 105mm for this, need to save up a few pennies before buying a dedicated portrait lens, and many thanks to all who commented on my post in the ePz forum on the subject of portrait lenses.

Many thanks for looking.


Tags: General Pets and captive animals Flash and lighting

Voters: stuart1963, bagupsteve, chase and 49 more

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stuart1963 6 272 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 7:59PM

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OAKEY 10 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 8:02PM
Beautiful portraite , love those eyes.
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 8:04PM
Stunning portrait of your dog. He looks so cute! Smile
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
25 Feb 2013 8:04PM
Very nice that pink nose..............GrinGrinGrin
Darrenwooly 11 40 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 8:15PM
brilliant capture!
footloose 7 1 England
25 Feb 2013 8:15PM
That is a little cracker!
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3893 Canada
25 Feb 2013 8:23PM
This has the potential to be a very good shot. Its sharp, well focused, lovely expression, but the white balance lets it down, - its was too warm, making the white fur have a red/pink tint.

With lights, you need to calibrate the white balance using a grey card first. As youve shot this in RAW, go back to the RAW file, and either chose AUTO rather than as- shot for white balance, or use the white balance dropper and use the right side of the face, where its white, and it will provide an accurate custom balance.

Ive done a mod if you want to see the difference, send me a message and I can send it to you.

And finally, this image has the Adoge RGB profile attached, - you need to convert this to sPRG for the web for accurate colour rendition in prowsers.


tamarisk 5 2
25 Feb 2013 8:24PM
Well you couldn't have found a better modelWinkWinkWinkWink
phil_j 12 134 4 England
25 Feb 2013 8:34PM
Thank you all for the comments.
Willie, thank you for your comments, I appreciate them very much, the red/pink tint you mention is actually his natural colour, Oliver has very pink areas of skin around his muzzle and mouth that shows through his fur. He is still a young dog and has a lot of puppy pink about him.

tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 8:36PM
As good a canine as it gets, for this varietyWink

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 8:39PM
Beautiful portrait.

richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
25 Feb 2013 8:41PM
Cracking Image! I like it a lot!!
bzbee Plus
14 102 3 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2013 8:48PM
This is absolutely outstanding!!
bearmtn 10 4 United States
25 Feb 2013 9:05PM
Very nice capture!!
Dinky65 5 1 United States
26 Feb 2013 12:29AM
Oliver is wonderful! He is very handsome and a great sport. I can tell you and him are two peas in a pod. You two stay out of trouble. Oliver you got my UA today. That face and those eyes how can anyone not give Oliver their UA.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
26 Feb 2013 6:10AM
A very willing model, Phil, a beautiful pose and capture. Carol
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2013 5:07PM
Highly photogenic model Phil, great start to your studio work

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2023 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 7:16PM
This one's my favourite of Oliver, Phil.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
3 Mar 2013 8:44PM
This handsome young fellow is posing beautifully for you, he's got great potential as a modelSmile

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