Let there be light with dogs-5

Let There Be Light

Let there be light when the sun has gone to bed

This week’s them in our pet photographer’s 52-week project is Let There Be Light. I purchased a backdrop stand and a fabric backdrop online a few weeks ago and spent a fun evening with the pooches setting it up and testing it out. My studio is currently set up in our farm shed which is pretty big. This space will provide the opportunity for my clients to have a mix of outdoor portraits or their dog in the natural light, and then add some studio portraits to the mix. For now, I only have our four dogs, Daisy, Luna, Harvey and Henry to practice on. Harvey and Luna are by far the most studio-friendly of the four. Daisy is too interested in what’s going on elsewhere in the shed, and Henry is the least studio-friendly… I think he’s a little shy of being in the spotlight.

I hope you enjoy looking at these photos. I’m using my Canon 5D Mark IV camera with the 24-70mm lens. My lighting setup is two Elinchrom RX1200 studio flashes with a 90 x 12cm softbox on each. I’ve still got a lot to learn but I’m enjoying having a backdrop stand now!


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Teeny Tiny Dogs and their Stories Collector’s Edition sold out at the book launch, however, don’t despair, the second edition is now available! ONLY 5 COPIES LEFT!!!

2020 sessions are currently on hold however due to COVID-19 but I’ll be ready to rock and roll when we get through this so make sure you join my pack to be informed when this information is released.

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  1. Angela Schneider on 2 May, 2020 at 3:33 am

    I like the nice, soft, even light you created.

  2. Tracy Allard on 4 May, 2020 at 12:54 am

    Great exposure on the lighting, it’s very rich looking. I can’t wait to see more once you start doing client sessions with them!

  3. Colleen on 4 May, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    Oh my goodness, the photos of your pooches are awesome. They all have the best and cutest ears. Your backdrop is lovely.

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