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Jan 17, 2014 07:36 |  #91

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Hi Im a professional pet photographer in the Uk :D
I like your work have you got any other examples of the ones you posted ?
I love 3rd one down it shows emotion and character :D Please feel to look through my pet photography on my website to get a feel for my style I absolutely adore animal photography :D

Charlie Z:

Thanks for your compliment. I took a gander at your website. Excellent work, your outdoor shots are amazing!

I added a link to our website to my signature so you can check out our galleries. We just got up and running with the studio this past summer and I hadn't thought to put the website link on these forums. Thanks for reminding me to do that.

Some of them are personal shots over the past few years but there are client galleries there also. Any critique would be appreciated.

I was interested in your pricing structure. When I did the currency conversion it appears that we may be running a bit too high in comparison and that has been an uneasy feeling I have had.

I would really like to discuss pricing strategy with you. Could we do it off-line?


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Jan 17, 2014 08:36 as a reply to  @ post 16612447 |  #92

As a test, my wife and I volunteered at a local animal shelter photographing the animals to see if it could increase the adoption rate.... and for marketing. We are giving a personal use copyright release and printing instructions of each photo with an adoption. The photos have been shared on their Facebook page and being added to their website, having been only two days they have had a huge increase in adoptions/inquires displaying only 4 photos so far. This will be a monthly thing for us now, and we hope others may do this too. As a bonus, (which we were hoping for) has already lead to paying jobs.

We photographed around 20 cats and 4 dogs. It's much harder for them to photograph camera shy cats, for us it was harder to get the hyper dogs. We use a camper table for the small animals about 36" in diameter and only about 16" tall... Tip for cats, have an assistant that plays with and pets it for a few minutes until it relaxes, then it's pretty easy.

Lighting is a Alien Bee B800 with a 64" PLM to my left (or directly behind me depending on angle of subject), a flash fill from high behind the subject right. The background is simply a wall that I dodge and burned. For the background editing I used Topaz Labs Remask for a very quick separation of the dog from the background (quick as in 30 seconds).

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They have a 'cat' room which worked well to setup for them too. I will be editing a couple photos for them each day, here is the gallery so far. http://www.ienvisionph​oto.com …neSociety/36071​254_rxwfM5 (external link)



  
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Jan 17, 2014 12:23 |  #93

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Charlie Z:

Thanks for your compliment. I took a gander at your website. Excellent work, your outdoor shots are amazing!

I added a link to our website to my signature so you can check out our galleries. We just got up and running with the studio this past summer and I hadn't thought to put the website link on these forums. Thanks for reminding me to do that.

Some of them are personal shots over the past few years but there are client galleries there also. Any critique would be appreciated.

I was interested in your pricing structure. When I did the currency conversion it appears that we may be running a bit too high in comparison and that has been an uneasy feeling I have had.

I would really like to discuss pricing strategy with you. Could we do it off-line?

Heya for sure your more than welcome to pm me on Facebook its in my sig :D
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Jan 17, 2014 12:26 |  #94

TroyRaymond wrote in post #16612802 (external link)
As a test, my wife and I volunteered at a local animal shelter photographing the animals to see if it could increase the adoption rate.... and for marketing. We are giving a personal use copyright release and printing instructions of each photo with an adoption. The photos have been shared on their Facebook page and being added to their website, having been only two days they have had a huge increase in adoptions/inquires displaying only 4 photos so far. This will be a monthly thing for us now, and we hope others may do this too. As a bonus, (which we were hoping for) has already lead to paying jobs.

We photographed around 20 cats and 4 dogs. It's much harder for them to photograph camera shy cats, for us it was harder to get the hyper dogs. We use a camper table for the small animals about 36" in diameter and only about 16" tall... Tip for cats, have an assistant that plays with and pets it for a few minutes until it relaxes, then it's pretty easy.

Lighting is a Alien Bee B800 with a 64" PLM to my left (or directly behind me depending on angle of subject), a flash fill from high behind the subject right. The background is simply a wall that I dodge and burned. For the background editing I used Topaz Labs Remask for a very quick separation of the dog from the background (quick as in 30 seconds).

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They have a 'cat' room which worked well to setup for them too. I will be editing a couple photos for them each day, here is the gallery so far. http://www.ienvisionph​oto.com …neSociety/36071​254_rxwfM5 (external link)

Awhh I have done work for my local dog rescue before and it helped the dogs getting homes sooner for sure unfortunately due to time I can't always guarantee being available to pop by and do them all the time but i do more in the summer months :D really nice to give something back isn't it :D




  
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Jan 19, 2014 11:48 as a reply to  @ charlie z's post |  #95

It is! :mrgreen: We have set aside time on their slowest day, Wednesday from 4-7 pm for once a month.




  
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Jan 23, 2014 13:48 |  #96

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It is! :mrgreen: We have set aside time on their slowest day, Wednesday from 4-7 pm for once a month.

Thats a great way to do it :D




  
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Jan 24, 2014 10:13 as a reply to  @ charlie z's post |  #97

I had a stunning dog here this morning. Nelson is a labradoodle x merle collie, quite an unusual cross.

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Jan 24, 2014 12:32 |  #98

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I had a stunning dog here this morning. Nelson is a labradoodle x merle collie, quite an unusual cross.
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Wonderful fur babe so cute :D




  
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Jan 26, 2014 04:59 as a reply to  @ charlie z's post |  #99

Thanks Charlie z.

This is Gracie one of my own dogs, did a few shots with her after Nelson left.

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Jan 27, 2014 12:40 |  #100

^^Great shots! Is Gracie a lurcher? She definitely looks like she has sight hound in her, but I can't really tell what breed.

New studio set. Actually my first studio set up :) First attempt at a studio style shot. I recently picked up a remote trigger (for my 430 EX ii), a shoot through umbrella and stand, a 43" reflector, a backdrop stand, a black muslin, and a white muslin backdrop. The game room (which it usually Dolce's indoor training ring) will now double as our studio. First attempt I started basic. Black backdrop, flash shooting through umbrella 45 degrees camera right. Silver reflector camera left and slightly behind model.

Comments on how to improve since I am brand new to studio work are much appreciated too!

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Jan 27, 2014 15:40 as a reply to  @ d.rizzle's post |  #101

I think this is great. I usually have a second light, lighting the background, and also have a reflector diagonally opposite my main light (which is usually camera left). I just experiment and see what works best for each individual dog as well. Certain lighting suits certain dogs.


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Jan 29, 2014 21:52 |  #102

Gundogs wrote in post #16641944 (external link)
I think this is great. I usually have a second light, lighting the background, and also have a reflector diagonally opposite my main light (which is usually camera left). I just experiment and see what works best for each individual dog as well. Certain lighting suits certain dogs.

Thanks! Only have one speed lite for now, so I will have to make due with one light and a reflector for now.

Got out the Valentine's Day props for another attempt at trying out the new studio equipment.

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Jan 31, 2014 18:33 |  #103


What setup did you use for that shot? I have a black/white shih tzu... would love to get a picture like this too.


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Feb 06, 2014 10:36 |  #104

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Thanks! Only have one speed lite for now, so I will have to make due with one light and a reflector for now.


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like this one! I used to use one light all the time - not a problem really as long as you have a reflector like you say.

Here's an outtake from a shoot I did yesterday. I don't think the owner will like this one but I think it's very funny.

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and a more sensible one
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Feb 07, 2014 10:31 |  #105

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Charlie Z:

Thanks for your compliment. I took a gander at your website. Excellent work, your outdoor shots are amazing!

I added a link to our website to my signature so you can check out our galleries. We just got up and running with the studio this past summer and I hadn't thought to put the website link on these forums. Thanks for reminding me to do that.

Some of them are personal shots over the past few years but there are client galleries there also. Any critique would be appreciated.

I was interested in your pricing structure. When I did the currency conversion it appears that we may be running a bit too high in comparison and that has been an uneasy feeling I have had.

I would really like to discuss pricing strategy with you. Could we do it off-line?

Hi tried to send u a message on here but i am unable too so if you click on my Facebook link in my sig you can get in touch with me there for a chat regards charlie :D




  
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