Low Key for C&C

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  1. jnm

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    First time doing low key or using off camera flash, looking for c&c.

    Nikon D40
    55-200
    SB600 bare, no umbrella
    Cactus VS2
    Flash: height approx 4 ft, distance approx 7ft, approx 45* angle from camera, set to 1/64 power, cant recall zoom.
    Most shot at iso400 and f/5 or so.

    Didn't always follow rule of thirds to avoid too much negative space. Generally going for a more serious and dramatic look which is easier with the husky, the other guy is all smiles usually.

    TIA!

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  2. Markw

    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Love the third one.

    Mark
     
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    thanks Mark!
     
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    Yes, number 3 does have a certain appeal that grabbed me.

    The lighting says sinister yet his eye says love.
     
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    Exactly!
     
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    you should see what the other eye says
     
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    Yes I like the fact that the dogs dark eye is in the dark, but you can't tell that just by looking at the one photo unfortunately :)
     
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    I love #3, but I wish there was a little less space above his head. The rest seem a little dark for the dogs' coloring, IMO.
     
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    I am liking #5 the best. Although I would crop slightly tighter.

    I love seeing dog's profiles. Something not as many photographers tackle.
     
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    I also like #3 the best. However, this is most likely due to the dog's expression/position more than anything.
     

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