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    Quote Originally Posted by *Pauline* View Post
    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.

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    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 M

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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by katc10 View Post
    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.

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    Hi gary

    Is the African Grey yours ,my sister has one ,and can I ask any thoughts on my previos question
    Tks
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    Poppy the Tri, Daisy the Blen, Rosie the Ruby and Lily the B & T

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    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.

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    Hi Gary

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

    Tks and Rgds
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    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.

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    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.

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