Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Dog Blog Post #710: Today was a three-fer, with:
Daily Dog Challenge"218. From Way Down Here - Take a picture today that makes your dog look taller than he or she really is."
Our Daily Challenge - June 5, 2012 - "Ground"
Scavenge Challenge June 2012 - "Low angle photography"
I tried some new things today, not that you can tell to look at the pictures.
First, I put up the metal frame backdrop holder that came with the Studio In A Bag that Hubby bought me for Christmas.
Not sure why I waited this long to do so, I guess I thought it would be hard.
Went up in a snap and could be made just the right size for my black velvet fabric dangling lengthwise (6 feet).
I also tried out Live View on the camera for the first time, so I could use a small mirror on the ground to see where I was pointing the camera up at.
Live View worked great. The mirror worked great. Unfortunately, Zachary salivary glads were working great - hence all today's pictures are of Henry, and my lens got a nice cleaning.
In the end, most shots had me laying on my back with my camera as low as I could get it and still see the LCD, shooting pretty much straight up at Henry.
Henry thought it was pretty funny that Momma was on the ground. :)
All shots were taken with my 50mm lens wide open at f/1.4, allowing me to keep the main kitchen lights off (less glare) the flash off (too close) and use just the twin umbrella stands.
Had I been trying this with my zoom lens, the lens would have been tickling their chins and the pictures would have been dreadfully dark or a much higher ISO than the 320-400 these came in at.
Love my Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens. :)
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