Friday, September 24, 2010

Available Light

Nikon D700, 50mm lens at f2.8 and 1/1000th, ISO 1100

I am taking an online class in Pet Photography taught by Jill Flynn to try to improve my skills.  Our first assignment was to search out great natural light inside and outdoors and photograph a pet with only available light, no reflector or flash.  Since Mags is just about the only dog who listens to me, she was once again my subject.  Well, it could also have been the treats I was using but the other 2 just take them and run.  This was taken in our entry, inside our front doorsAt first I was using a high ISO with the  light coming through the windows in the doors and above them but eventually I opened the doors and let the afternoon light come in.  This was about 3 pm with clouds passing over the sun that hits the front of our house in the late afternoon.  The image above is one I submitted for the assignment but below are a few more.

f1.8, 1/350th, ISO 400 

f5.6, 1/45th, ISO 800

f5.6, 1/60th, ISO 1100

1 comment:

  1. The second one is by far my favorite! She's smiling and looks so happy and like she's just having a short rest from chasing frisbees.