This weekend i am shooting multiple individual labradoodles for a local dog breeding outfit (NW Montana).
The dogs will range from about 1yo-2yo. They are medium dark brown and some have tan tufts of hair and or paws. They look like Fozzie the Bear but darker.
We will be shooting in about a 1/2 acre lawn with pine trees in the back starting at around 10:am with what is supposed to be light sprinkling rain total of .04".
I am a portrait photographer and mainly use my off camera flash and the sun for back lighting when possible.
I have been doing research for a couple of weeks but i figured that i should ask here for some shooting tips.
Am i best off shooting with my back to the sun with the dogs in direct sunlight?
Should i be using my off camera speedlight in a softbox (HHS if necessary) with scrim if needed?
Do i under expose the fur by 1/3 of a stop to keep good color?
Of course, shooting from the dogs level.
Aperture: I plan on shooting at F/4 with the eye in focus as their shouts are about medium in length. Lenses: I figured that i would try to shoot with my Tamron 17-50 at 50mm for sitting shots and trying for movements shots with my 70-200 Canon on my cropped body 70D.
Poses: I plan on getting straight on shots, profile and running shots. Am i over looking anything?
Here is a picture of one of the dogs that i took last summer/fall in AV while running (cropped). I do see that the dogs eyes are not very visible Partially due to the dog needing her hair trimmed.
EDIT: i am just now seeing the photo talk by genre pets and am starting to read the threads. I was first looking in visual enjoyments pets and didn't see any pertaining threads.
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