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raptor84

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Centralised composition plus the aboive eye level composition dot work out well here. It makes the cat look like a very reluctant subject. I would suggest courching/lying down to eye level for those kind of straight on shots unless there are other intresting elements in the photo that you want to use to tell the story.

Lighitng is a little harsh with the direct flash bit i guess its unavoilable. 1/50 is just a guideline and there still appears to be some handshake blur present.
 

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thanks raptor,point noted..i will try again on your composition tips
how do you tell the lighting is a bit harsh..the flash was with stofen dialed to -2/3..
any tips on that..,thhanks
 

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thanks raptor,point noted..i will try again on your composition tips
how do you tell the lighting is a bit harsh..the flash was with stofen dialed to -2/3..
any tips on that..,thhanks
Was it intended as main or fill flash? In general i try to avoid using direct flash as a main unless its totally unavoidable. For fill i usually dial in as -1 to -2 depending on how far my subject is.
 

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gees look at the equipments you have. anyway i love cats as well and it's the case where all cats will tend to have the same kinda look. go for different angles and wait for expressions. making the cat stand out among the rest. ppls would love cute cute expressions and behaviours of cats i think :)
 

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Hmmm..now I understand..
anyway it was intended as fill flash but due to the angle not quite possible to bounce..
i've rarely used -1 to -2 on my flash for fear of not enough light maybe i should try

thanks raptor..
 

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Hmmm..now I understand..
anyway it was intended as fill flash but due to the angle not quite possible to bounce..
i've rarely used -1 to -2 on my flash for fear of not enough light maybe i should try

thanks raptor..
You have a lot of fast glass. Try shooting RAW @ISO1600 with the lenses wide open. Should have enough ambient light to get the shots and the noise control of the 350D is more than enough.
 

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gees look at the equipments you have. anyway i love cats as well and it's the case where all cats will tend to have the same kinda look. go for different angles and wait for expressions. making the cat stand out among the rest. ppls would love cute cute expressions and behaviours of cats i think :)
hahaha...well i was using the G6 for a long time until i came into some cash..could have bought a 5D with a f2.8 L lens or Mark II N with a normal lens but i chose a 350D with 2 f2.8
L and the speed lite..that is also after close to 1 year of reading reviews and asking for opinions..hopefully i chose wisely..

thanks Koelsch for your comment,will work on it.now i have to find a way to make that cat look cute..man the trouble i had mto make it keep still for the above shot...
 

raptor84

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hahaha...well i was using the G6 for a long time until i came into some cash..could have bought a 5D with a f2.8 L lens or Mark II N with a normal lens but i chose a 350D with 2 f2.8
L and the speed lite..that is also after close to 1 year of reading reviews and asking for opinions..hopefully i chose wisely..

thanks Koelsch for your comment,will work on it.now i have to find a way to make that cat look cute..man the trouble i had mto make it keep still for the above shot...
Try taking a portriat of 2 dogs and 1 cat together :bsmilie: Animals especially if they are not yours are very hard to take. Its a little like taking young children where you cannot give the artistic direction but have to wait or predict the right moment. For that you need experience and patience. Keep shooting and experimenting/learning .

wah you strike Toto or 4D ar? Or did your company give 3 month bonus :sweat:
 

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just my worthless comment..
when taking subjects.. u can try to take it from an angle or height where people normally wun see it...
from this pic, its petty boring as we normally look at cats from top...
dun feel offended ok...
 

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Try taking a portriat of 2 dogs and 1 cat together :bsmilie: Animals especially if they are not yours are very hard to take. Its a little like taking young children where you cannot give the artistic direction but have to wait or predict the right moment. For that you need experience and patience. Keep shooting and experimenting/learning .

wah you strike Toto or 4D ar? Or did your company give 3 month bonus :sweat:
A little bit of all actually...hahahah
well patience i have alot but time is another matter..nonetheless i will keep on trying
point noted..thanks raptor

just my worthless comment..
when taking subjects.. u can try to take it from an angle or height where people normally wun see it...
from this pic, its petty boring as we normally look at cats from top...
dun feel offended ok...
Now how come i didn't think of that..this would be very interesting
not offended at all..actually i'm very enlightened
thanks boen..
 

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