What do you do when its a not so nice day outside? You practice your lighting of course!
It is rare that I have spare time on the weekend, but recently I found myself at home with no shoots, no editing (well, okay I had some but not much) to do. If you follow me at all you’ve seen a thousand photos of my dogs and you are about to see a few more.
Besides the fact that 1) I love to take photos, 2) I think my dogs are adorable and do adorable things that I must share with the world I also use them as models to practice shooting. I have a challenge with nailing focusing on moving subjects. It is something I struggle with and often practice on my dogs because the are never still. This is why often times you will see tons of photos of them running around in the backyard.
I also like to practice my lighting and while I’d prefer a human subject I don’t always have one available. On this day I decided I wanted to work on using flash with available window light so I looked around the house, grabbed a few things and set up a scene. Lucy and Gretchen have both been to obedience training and are the only two that will sit and stay on command (sort of) so they are most often my models. Gretchen seems to be the one that will cooperate the best so she is usually the lucky one. Here are a couple of out takes and the final image from her recent photo shoot. In the final shot, I’m using available window light with a small amount of flash as fill light.
As you can see, she wasn’t too into it at first. She is like most models, she has to warm up first.
Penny Clark Photography is a Certified Professional Photographer located in Plano TX that specializes in high school senior and boudoir photography.