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Basil
28th March 2009, 12:30 PM
Hi Guys,

Had Baxter out on lots of lovely walks, now that his vaccinations are out the way. He is such a joy to take photos of!!!

1
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3463/3391341327_714bed3d60_o.jpg


2
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3538/3391357851_800c240016_o.jpg


3
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3447/3391367553_1326d48b5e_o.jpg


4
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3642/3392189782_687e0603c3_o.jpg


5
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3583/3391405215_4be078dd4a_o.jpg


6
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3564/3392222290_494835fde4_o.jpg


7
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3571/3391422411_534e7a73d3_o.jpg

The lady is my mother, she sometimes watches the dogs, and enjoys walking with us.

Hope you enjoy :)

Gary.

ilsamom
28th March 2009, 01:57 PM
Such beautiful pictures! And a beautiful puppy!

Jen and Ilsa

katc10
28th March 2009, 01:59 PM
What a cutie. Those are come great shots, what camera do you use?! Some sort of DSLR if I'm correct?

jld
28th March 2009, 03:24 PM
What a beautiful place to walk and take pictures. Of course, it doesn't hurt to have adorable subjects. Great pictures..:-p

Sabby
28th March 2009, 04:58 PM
Baxter is a cutie and your tri is gorgeous. What lovely pictures.

Jpup
28th March 2009, 05:05 PM
He is simply stunning!

Basil
28th March 2009, 05:22 PM
What a cutie. Those are come great shots, what camera do you use?! Some sort of DSLR if I'm correct?


Yes, these taken with a Nikon D3 and 85mm f1.4 prime. Thanks everyone for the kind words.



Gary.

Justine
28th March 2009, 09:22 PM
Lovely pics.

*Pauline*
28th March 2009, 11:42 PM
Beautiful pictures Gary, do you rework them after using some program? Pictures 4 and 6 make him look only 3 inches tall!

mellie
29th March 2009, 06:48 AM
Absolutely beautiful pictures! I would love to have that talent! Of course having beautiful dogs doesn't hurt! :thmbsup:

Basil
29th March 2009, 09:41 AM
Beautiful pictures Gary, do you rework them after using some program? Pictures 4 and 6 make him look only 3 inches tall!

Hi Pauline,

What I am doing is all in camera. The effect I think you are seeing is known as "Shallow Depth of Field". Basically, by changing the "Aperture" of the camera, you are able to blur things dramatically in front of and behind your subject. Therefore using an extremely shallow Depth of Field, and focusing on Baxter, he should be pin sharp, and everything around him melts.

I take a lot of photos that way, as I feel it helps pop your subject to life, and remove a lot of distractions from the scene. When everything is blurred and melted around the focal point, you are normally instantly drawn to the focal point and the focal point should keep your attention more.

If everything is sharp and in focus, the eyes can wander and at times, settle in the wrong area.

Thanks for the nice comments everyone, really appreciate it.

Gary.

Brian M
29th March 2009, 03:31 PM
Hi Gary

Great photos again from you ,I feel I can put my hand out and stroke them.I am still messing around with the SB-900 flashgun impressed with it ,I have set my D80 on A Priority with th 85mm f.4 ,shutter speed 1/50 ISO 640 but I am not getting your pics ,still have a lot of learning and snapping ahead of me .Any guidance on my settings.

katc10
29th March 2009, 03:42 PM
Gary,

I see you post your photos on flickr, do you mind sharing the link to your site? Mine is http://www.flickr.com/photos/katc10/.

Kelly

Basil
29th March 2009, 09:59 PM
Gary,

I see you post your photos on flickr, do you mind sharing the link to your site? Mine is http://www.flickr.com/photos/katc10/.

Kelly


No problem:

www.flickr.com/ScottishSnaps

and also

www.EgoPimp.com

Will add you now :)

Gary.

Brian M
29th March 2009, 10:18 PM
Hi gary

Is the African Grey yours ,my sister has one ,and can I ask any thoughts on my previos question
Tks
Brian

Basil
31st March 2009, 10:20 AM
Hi gary

Is the African Grey yours ,my sister has one ,and can I ask any thoughts on my previos question
Tks
Brian


Sorry seem to have missed this!!

Yes the parrot is mine, lives with my mum though as she is out of work. Keep each other company :)

I will go look at previous question,

Gary.

Basil
31st March 2009, 10:26 AM
Hi Gary

Great photos again from you ,I feel I can put my hand out and stroke them.I am still messing around with the SB-900 flashgun impressed with it ,I have set my D80 on A Priority with th 85mm f.4 ,shutter speed 1/50 ISO 640 but I am not getting your pics ,still have a lot of learning and snapping ahead of me .Any guidance on my settings.


Brian,

Did you go for the 85mm f1.4 version?

Gary.

Brian M
31st March 2009, 12:16 PM
Hi Gary

Yes its the 85 mm 1.4f ,but am also impressed with the sb 900 flashgun .

Tks and Rgds
Brian

Basil
31st March 2009, 12:28 PM
Hi Gary

Yes its the 85 mm 1.4f ,but am also impressed with the sb 900 flashgun .

Tks and Rgds
Brian


OK lets ignore the flash for the time being. If you are able to get the dogs outside, great. Take someone along for help! :)

- Stick the camera on Aperture Priority.
- Choose f1.4.
- Choose Continuous Focus (C as opposed to S or M)
- Put it on high speed repetitive shooting
- Lie on the ground (Very important to get the head on view of Dog).
- Now call on ONE DOG to start with, from a distance of say, 40 to 50 feet
- Focus and shoot as much as possible as doggy runs to you

If you follow all these instructions, in a area with nice clutter free backgrounds (Big fields etc), you should get some awesome shots. In fact, the background should not matter hugely, as the f1.4 will melt it away.

Gary.

Basil
31st March 2009, 12:30 PM
Also once done Brian,

Send me a raw file (Shoot in RAW, NOT Jpeg), and I will process it for you with a tutorial afterwards.

Gary.

Brian M
31st March 2009, 01:24 PM
Hi

Tks a lot for your guidance it will probaly be the week end before I get time but I will follow you notes to a T

Best Wishes
and Thanks

Brian

angelmommy
31st March 2009, 09:25 PM
omg these are AWESOME pics...

rajacadoo
5th April 2009, 06:39 AM
OMG! They are some great shots! :D Just perfect i love the one of him in the grass ;)