Harvey


pschlute

Link Posted 22/05/2019 - 12:21
Harvey is a playful Bernese belonging to a friend. I did a portrait shoot of him yesterday. K1 + FA* 85mm 1.4 (my favourite portrait lens)

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Last Edited by pschlute on 22/05/2019 - 12:21

Aitch53

Link Posted 22/05/2019 - 12:43
Oh, I like that.

Even if I was expecting a picture of a giant alcoholic rabbit...
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I prefer 'unconventional'.
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swarf

Link Posted 22/05/2019 - 13:13
Aitch53 wrote:
Even if I was expecting a picture of a giant alcoholic rabbit...

Great film!

Lovely portrait as well.

Phil
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ilovesaabs

Link Posted 22/05/2019 - 14:46
Have K-1
Have FA* 85 1.4

Want Bernese....

lovely capture
AKA Welshwizard/PWynneJ
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burnhole

Link Posted 22/05/2019 - 15:43
fabulous.
what were your settings?
natural light?

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jvs

Link Posted 22/05/2019 - 16:20
Your dog portraits are consistently top class, Peter, and this one is as good as any I've seen. What's the secret to making the subject stay still long enough?
John

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pschlute

Link Posted 22/05/2019 - 16:28
burnhole wrote:
fabulous.
what were your settings?
natural light?

I used two flashes. One in a gridded softbox pointed almost directly at him in this picture (8 o'clock position). One in a reflective umbrella at the 4 o'clock position at 1 stop less power to provide fill. ISO 100 1/180 and f8 in Manual. The flashes were also in manual and I dial down their output until the highlights register about 75% on the histogram. I find this works well to keep the black background "black". I then bring up the highlights/midtones in pp by dodging.

This works well with dogs with predominantly dark colours.
Peter



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Last Edited by pschlute on 22/05/2019 - 16:31

pschlute

Link Posted 22/05/2019 - 16:30
jvs wrote:
What's the secret to making the subject stay still long enough?

Easy His owner is standing in front of him with a bag of treats.
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richandfleur

Link Posted 22/05/2019 - 20:25
Soooo good. Love this.

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LennyBloke

Link Posted 22/05/2019 - 20:52
That's simply a great portrait Peter - superb flash technique and so nice to see such depth of blacks, it really works well
LennyBloke

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alfpics

Link Posted 22/05/2019 - 21:49
I'm not really into animal photos - but this is superb!!
Andy
Last Edited by alfpics on 22/05/2019 - 21:50

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pschlute

Link Posted 22/05/2019 - 22:32
Thanks for all the comments. It always helps to have a handsome model of course and Harvey fits the bill.

ps. He happens to be Rio's best friend
Peter



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Sry

Link Posted 23/05/2019 - 16:43
A fine portrait. Your use of flash is just right for me - nothing all-out, just getting the best respectful portrait lighting.

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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 26/05/2019 - 11:32
Really beautiful... soft subtle lighting, restrained pp... there's a real nobility to him... cracking portrait...

Best
Bill

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pschlute

Link Posted 26/05/2019 - 11:48
thingsthatihaveseen wrote:
Really beautiful... soft subtle lighting, restrained pp... there's a real nobility to him... cracking portrait...

Best

Thanks Bill. One thing I really notice when doing pp work on pictures with the K1 is how little output sharpening is required. With my previous camera, the K10D I would generally use USM settings of 80/0.60/1. With the K1 I rarely go above 25 for the amount slider,unless I am creating an image for print.
Peter



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