This Photographer’s Blissful Place — BARKography


Any time I’ve my digicam in my hand, I’m pleased. Put me in a area of tulips with a canine and my digicam and I’m completely in my pleased place.

I spent the final two weeks in Oregon visiting my good friend and fellow canine photographer Audrey Ricks / Sunsets Unleashed. I deliberate this journey due to a tulip competition on the Picket Shoe Farm and on the primary morning we took Audrey’s canine Mochi, the white boxer pictured above. Mochi will sit and keep which was nice as a result of it gave me an opportunity to test my settings and take some take a look at pictures.

I like images and I particularly love photographing canines. That doesn’t at all times imply it’s straightforward.

I hardly ever do dawn or sundown images. I reside within the land of the bushes so I don’t have vast open areas the place I can truly see the solar rise or set.

As a result of I don’t have a ton of expertise doing dawn and sundown images, I’ve to actually take into consideration what I’m doing.

  • How brilliant is the solar? Is it filtered by clouds or no?

  • The place do I wish to place the canine in relation to the solar?

  • Relying upon the place I’ve the canine in relation to the solar, what ought to my digicam settings be?

  • How can I mild the canine and nonetheless have element within the sky (in order that it’s not completely white?)

  • If I’m utilizing flash, how does that have an effect on the entire above?

When doing dawn or sundown images, I would like to make use of a flash to mild up the canine. Since I traveled from NC to Oregon, I didn’t have my strobes with me. That is the primary time I’ve traveled with out them however I wasn’t positive how a lot I’d use them and I wished to lighten my load as a lot as doable.

Strobes are extra highly effective than flash and I shortly discovered that I actually may’ve used my strobes.

On the primary morning, we had a light-weight cloud cowl. My flash labored tremendous below these situations. However later that morning, the wind kicked up and the entire clouds disappeared. Each shoot we had after this very first one was below brilliant blue skies and no clouds in any respect.

I feel the locals had been loving the Southern California kind climate. I then again, actually wished extra typical PNW climate: some clouds would’ve been good.

Apart from our picture shoot on the very first morning, my photographs have extra harsh mild than I would favor however we needed to go together with what the climate gave us. I’m grateful that we didn’t get rained out day by day which might’ve been extra typical PNW climate.

Within the picture on the high of the web page of Mochi the white boxer, I used my flash. For the reason that solar is rising behind Mochi, I wanted flash to throw some mild on the entrance of her. The smaller picture of her is the “sooc” picture – straight out of the digicam.



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