Damon Williams  

The Schnitzel by Damon Williams

May 2023 - The Schnitzel

About the Image(s)

Fuji X-T3 1/250 f/5.6 ISO 160, I used two strobes, which you can tell by the catchlights in her eyes. I set them up in kind of a traditional 2-light setup; key (upper right, primary light) and fill (lower left, as low as I could get it anyway). For modifiers I used two 2 X 3 soft boxes, to give me a pretty soft, even light. Plus, I intentionally didn't use a third to produce background light, since I wanted it to just fade into obscurity. I also didn't use a rim light, since I didn't think I needed it, and targeting on her would have been a very difficult. Not much editing really. Just some spot removal.

Since the most interesting thing I've shot in a month is a sushi roll (really, for a food photography project), and you guys like dogs, I figured I'd submit one from the way back machine. This was her 2nd bday in 2021. She loves being photographed, really. She's a super good girl.

8 comments posted

Rita Johnston   Rita Johnston
This is a beautiful dog photo! She is so well cared for, you can tell by her nails. Great shot, lighting, colors, and detail. How about a current shot of her? Could you enter her in domestic animals category in a contest?   Posted: 05/12/2023 22:08:42
Damon Williams   Damon Williams
She looks about the same. I was away for her Bday this year, so didn't get a current show, but she looks pretty indistinguishable to me.

"Domestic Animals?" Truth be told, I'm not sufficiently familiar with the various competition options (other than PSA) to say where else I could enter this image. What do you know about that scene?   Posted: 05/14/2023 15:37:24

Debbie Chasolen   Debbie Chasolen
Very impressive lighting set-up. Beautiful shot.   Posted: 05/13/2023 07:14:47
Damon Williams   Damon Williams
Thanks Debbie. But, you didn't comment on how stinking cute she is. Come on. Cough it up. ;)   Posted: 05/14/2023 15:38:09
Debbie Chasolen   Debbie Chasolen
Very cute!   Posted: 05/14/2023 16:09:08

Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther
I like the lighting and the clarity of the image. A lovely doggy portrait.   Posted: 05/14/2023 12:43:15
Damon Williams   Damon Williams
Thanks Dean. She's a super good girl too.   Posted: 05/14/2023 15:39:00

Rita Johnston   Rita Johnston
Some contests will divide wild animals from domestic animals, and allow both or either to be entered. They are not PSA contests.   Posted: 05/28/2023 13:53:39


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