Before and After: Tail

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How is it already Friday? It totally took me by surprise, hence the late post! About two weeks ago I rented the Sigma 24mm from Lens Rental and fell in love with it. I mean, the bokeh, the sharpness, the wide angle…..putting my 50mm back on was a shock. Had it always been that zoomed in??!? UGH! I need to get the Sigma 24mm fast! I loved all the images I got from it and it was really fun experimenting. I also got amazing lens flares!

Anyways, I played around with it the first day I got it and photographed one of my favorite pups, Kirk. Or Kirky, as I like to call him. Those of you who know me, know that I LOVE his tail. When he was younger he had a ton of black on it. It’s pretty much all gone now, but I still love the fluffiness of it! Here’s a before and after of his tail. I find I have to cool the white balance for him because otherwise he looks orange. Yikes!

ISO 250 f/1.4 ss 1/3200

Once again, I bumped exposure slightly, decreased highlights, bumped contrast up, and bumped clarity up. I also bumped mid tones with the curves module. That’s pretty much it for this one.

For those of you who photograph dogs, here’s a tip: make sure your shutter speed is HIGH. Those pups LOVE to move and play. I also usually have a higher f-stop for when I’m photographing their faces; otherwise they’re cute little noses won’t be in focus.

I am a photographer, a wife, a sister, and now a momma to be. I strive to capture the beauty in ordinary things. I love to photograph people, places, and things that I love and cherish. I am a lover of natural light, macro, lifestyle, and dark and moody images. I am a die hard Nikon fan, I love yellow starbursts, I am a pianist, and I am obsessed with photography, maybe a little too much!

4 Comments

  1. Deb Garman
    August 12, 2016

    I’ve been sad to return a rental or two myself. Love the vivid tones!

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  2. Chrissy Mazer
    August 13, 2016

    I agree with the higher f/stop for doggie faces! Their noses are so much further from their eyes than people’s are! Great before and after!

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  3. Chanel
    August 15, 2016

    I love the DOF & texture you’ve captured with his tail, Aly!

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  4. Claudia Hagan
    August 18, 2016

    Beautiful, thanks so much for writing all the info…now I will tell my dog that she is free to move! 🙂

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