Every busy pet photographer I network with wishes they had more time to photograph their own furry family members. It’s difficult to take time away from a busy schedule, business needs and client needs to ‘take work home with you’. I am trying however to make it a point to take regular photographs of my dearheart, like these shots I took recently experimenting with my flash and different lenses at night.
These were taken with my cheapo 50mm 1.8 lens, and Canon 580 EXII flash. Off-camera with the Canon off-shoe cord and Gary Fong Lightsphere II bounced off the ceiling. Flash exposure compensation was used to set the brightness of the flash. All auto settings on the flash because they do a pretty darn good job. 50mm f/1.8, 500 ISO, 1/125 sec. Oh, and they were all taken with shutter priority. Auto white balance which I had to tweak a little bit in LR2 as it was too warm. A new fave on the right.
These were taken with the 24-70mm 2.8 L, at f/2.8, 500 ISO. Left shot: 48mm, 1/125 sec; right shot: 70mm, 1/200 sec. Note the before and after drool, induced by Fergie’s favorite: pepperidge farm parmesan goldfish crackers.
Fergie eating her Kong on her bed. Used the 70-200mm f/4 IS L telephoto lens for this one. 176mm, f/4.0, 1/200 sec.
These were also taken with the 70-200mm lens. She was begging me to throw her green rubber ball in these shots. I think she’s a little irritated with me in the one on the right, lol. Both shots: 200mm, f/4.0, 1/200 sec.