Canine Portrait

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  1. Abstract

    Abstract TPF Noob!

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    My Golden Retriever Beau. Feel free to leave comments good or bad and notes of improvements I can make. I love my mutts so it'd be nice to be able to get a nice portrait done of both of them... though getting one to stand still is hard enough let alone both together ;)

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    Hey!

    I really like this shot but i think the background should be changed. As it looks like a fence or shed which im sure it is but doesnt fit in with the picture.
     
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    Yes its a shed :er: Mutts need a bath (been in the river!!) after they bathed and groomed I'll take them somewhere nice for a re-shoot and I will take care to pay attention to the background this time :) Thanks!!
     
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    I'd crop it much tighter. Focuses on the dog's expression and pretty much eliminates the problematic background.
     
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    It also needs some catchlights in the eyes. Eyes look 'dead' without catchlights in them.

    Tally Ho, Gung Ho, Heidi Ho, Don Ho, or Da Ho. Pick one.
     
  6. Abstract

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    Thanks Tally Ho!! I was thinking his eyes were bad but couldn't put my finger on what it was I needed to do to fix it but now you've said that it makes sense. How can I guarantee lighting his eyes? What sort of set up? Thanks!!
     
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    I think your photo is wonderful. I can see his alertness in his ears and eyes.

    Hes really beautiful!

    Weezy
     
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    I'm not sure about the composition... I'd get rid of the top of the photo... till the first "black" line of the background.
     
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    Mentos, I see what you are saying. I moved my screen down and that does make a difference for the woofie!

    Great advice!

    Weezy
     
  10. Abstract

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    Is that a better crop? I'm not really too worried about improving this image, but improving the next version is important of course :) so better background... field/greenery maybe? and eyelighting. I'll work on that for the next version. Mustn't try too much all at once I'm just a newbie to photography but hopefullyit'll be step in right direction. Can't wait to show y'all. Depending on weather (LOL) I will try for a re-shoot monday :D Thanks again!!
     
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    Hope you don't mind my taking a few minutes to play with it. Try this...
     

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