First attempt at "animal portraits"

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  1. keith204

    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    only practice. I took these in the living room, with 2 wireless strobes pointed towards the ceiling to gain enough light.

    Any suggestions?

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    I'd say it's a fine start. I'd be mindful of the collar, does it need to be there? is it helping? Can you put it to better use? Same for the background, I like the colour but wonder if it's an arm chair.
    2nd shot Move up and right to get his eyes in and less wasted space bottom left.
    Put a dot of honey on his toe to make him lick again.

    What lens did you use?
     
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    armchair? yep

    Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 @ f/2.8. If I'd have done it again, I would have shot the first one at f/4 to get a bit more sharpness, and a bit more of the head in focus.
     
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    I like the way you have composed these. Great sharpness to. Love the second one.

    Chris
     
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    Wow, you sure got lots of detail! (right down to the texture on the kitty's tongue). Good work!
     
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    Honey contains the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. Best to try something else. ;)
     
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    nice...I like the 2nd pic
     

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