Everyone loves dogs and me more than anyone. I had been asked by a client to capture some images of her new puppy pug and possibly some with her and her faience so I jumped at the chance and booked her in for the shoot.
As the weather was a bit unpredictable at this time of year I decided that I would take my pop up back drop and should the weather be less desirable then we could shoot in the comfort of the house I also find this helps with the dog as they are a lot more calm in their own house. As I was shooting indoors I decided to pack the following equipment.
As I was shooting in the house the backdrop would come in use full as I have started to work with photo composites where I super impose a fake background to change the look of the image when I am limited to places to shoot.
The shoot started off well little pixie the pug was playful and energetic but soon calmed down once I had been there ten min or so I started shooting away using the different types of costumes her owner had for her then grabbed a few of little pixie with her owners.
I had noticed the sun had started to come out a bit so thought this would have been a good opportunity to go out in the garden and grab some images of her playing in the grass so ramped up my shutter speed so I could freeze time when she was running and just tried out close up images with flowers and greenery in the background.
The only issue I came across is I probably would have been happier shooting with my D200 older camera as I prefer to use this when capturing moving images due to me being more comfortable with back button focus on that camera but apart from that the shoot went unbelievable well.
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