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Challenge: Pet Portrait IV (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-50D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
Location: Stu-Stu-Stu-Studio
Date: Feb 9, 2009
Aperture: 2.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Humorous, Studio
Date Uploaded: Feb 9, 2009

haha This is my killer dog... He's not actually growling... He has an overbite... Here was my other one I couldn't decide which to submit.

Place: 123 out of 278
Avg (all users): 5.3898
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.4000
Avg (non-participants): 5.3831
Views since voting: 657
Views during voting: 346
Votes: 254
Comments: 6
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/16/2009 11:39:31 AM
The catch light in the middle of the eye here gives the impression of on camera flash. On a second appraisal I can see that it isn't as the light is a little softer, however appears to still be coming from pretty close to the camera.
I would try moving the light a little more to the left and if you have a reflector either use this to fill the shadows, or try to reflect some light back onto the top of the head. This will help create more separation of the dark fur against the dark background as they seem to be blending together a little.
Black backgrounds are very difficult as they tend to create a vacuum of nothingness, and dark objects against a black background tend to blend in. You are almost better with a white background, which when unlighted will become grey, or a plain coloured background.
I think what also doesn't help this image is the blanket, which gives the impression of a snapshot when the dog was in its basket or bed. As this challenge is defined as Pet Portrait, then in my opinion a more studio like (Interpreted as sterile) background would probably be more fitting.
02/15/2009 12:40:16 AM
An Ewok! Adorable expression. 8
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02/14/2009 05:23:30 PM
nice shot
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02/14/2009 04:22:03 PM
02/11/2009 10:57:48 PM
Nice formal portrait. Good lighting.
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02/11/2009 09:51:03 PM
Beautiful. I can envision a little more capture showing on the right side, and maybe a square crop of the head and ears, but that's just an idea. I love the expression you captured here. Nicely done.
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