Pet Portraits C&C Please

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  1. katerolla

    katerolla No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hi, I need C&C on some pet potraits, how could I improve them to go professional pet photographer.

    I did these at home on my cauch with a little window light and bounced the flash of the ceiling. Some are focused on the eyes and some on the nose.

    Thanks

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    2 and 3 are my favs, really hard to see where his head ends and the background begins though.
     
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    Nice.. But a bit too dark IMO... Maybe a lighter backfround would be a good choice here?
     
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    You should have had bright light on one side and then a little softer on the other.
     
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    I prefer #1 as the depth of field works for me there. 2 and especially 3 have too much of his (?) head out of focus.

    Some reflected light from below would have helped add some definition. I don't mind the black background at all.
     
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    #1, #3 work good. could use a touch more lighting
     
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    I think the focus on his eyes works the best. Liking 1 the best
     
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    So, is the dog in front of a black background or did you photoshop one in?
     
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    #1 & #4 with a DIY or professional reflector for fill light would have been a great shot.....
     
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    This was a quick set up I stuck a black cloth onto the wall and covered the cauch with another black cloth, held a treat in one hand to get the dog to stay still and the camera in my other hand, than i used the dodge tool in photoshop to burn the background in

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