Chihuahua dog portrait.

Here is a portrait of the animal in our family. This time is not me.

Our little Chihuahua dog, named Peggy got her dog portrait session. Taking a portrait of certain active dogs is not the easiest of the tasks. Of course our Chihuahua was not the exception. After moving around for a long while here is one of the few shots I was able to rescue.

For this dog portrait I used a Canon 5D Mrk III with a Canon ef 24/70mm f2.8 L set at 48mm f8.0 ISO100 and shoot at 200th. The light was a Paul Buff Einstein with a 36″ octabox with a grid.

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Portrait of Chihuahua dog.

Portrait of Chihuahua dog.

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Christmas picture idea. Portraits with Christmas lights.

Another # Christmas picture idea. Nothing totally new but I love the look of it. Christmas portraits using Christmas lights

The only lights here are those on the floor. I used a Canon EF 85mm f1.8 on a Canon 5D MarkIII set at 1600 ISO, White balance to tungsten, speed 125, and aperture at f 2.2. Shoot some frames and then work your magic on post. The pictures will come out a bit warm “color wise” I desaturated the color a bit on post.

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Funny Christmas Card picture idea.

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Happy Holidays to you all. 

My wife gave me the idea to do a funny Christmas family picture for this year post card and she also came up with this concept.

Taking the picture wrapping the kids on Christmas lights, which later evolved to having the kids wrapping us with Christmas lights. We did a first run, (very long run)  and then worked the images on photoshop. After I was done my dear wife suggested a rerun. As much as I didn’t like the idea of persuading the kids once again we went for round two. I am glad I did.

On the sec on try I did the kids shoot first and my wife and I second. It ended up being simpler to shoot and that did not add so much extra time on post work. 

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Here is the first image I did and cost me the re take.

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Self portrait. One direction.

 

 

 

 

The other day I came across a picture like it and got inspired to do one of me, for me.

The second picture was my first attempt. After I was done, I thought all 3 faces look quite similar, therefore I decided to reshot a few frames with some hats to make the mini me’s a look a bit different.

Here are both versions of my self portrait.

Feel free to comment or ask any questions.

Regards,

Alex

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Self portrait. Mad Hatter.

I just started toying around with the idea of a Mad Hatter self portrait.

I found a Mad Hatter hat at Disney and that sparked the idea. I took it home, try it on and shot a few frames (actually about 100) and this is one of the images.

Now I like to find more appropriate clothes and do live make up as supposed of digital make up and try the same shot again.

Here it is. Mad Hatter self portrait.

I shot this self portrait with a Canon 5D MrkIII  Canon 24-70 f2.8 L @ f11 One strobe (Einstein with a Paul C Buff octa fitted with and egg crate and CTO gel) as a fill light I use a Canon 580EXII on an Lastolite easy box also with a CTO gel and the lights were triggered with Pocket wizards. 

The purpose of the gels was to compensate for the color temperature light that is shown in the image (to the right)

MAD HATTER SELF PORTRAIT.

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