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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Sweet Bokeh Baby

For the last week I've been following Darcy's 31 Days to Better Photos and I am starting to have a couple of "aha" moments. Being able to get these bokeh shots was one of those moments but I have to thank Amanda & Kevin for their bokeh tutorial - it's awesome. I shot this in very poor light and all manually! Yup, I adjusted the ISO, shutter speed, and aperture! I'm feeling proud but even prouder of the cutest dog ever - Tanner who was very cooperative during my 45 minute photo shoot. It's amazing what he'll do when I bribe him with treats. After I captured this shot I rejoiced by yelling "SWEET" - I really was proud.

Canon 50mm
f/1.8, 1/40s, 1600 ISO
 Isn't he the sweetest? He really is and I love how it captured that here.
 A couple more to show off the Tanner man.
 f/22, 1.3s, 1600
 Having a little fun with a slow shutter speed and moving the camera in different directions while capturing the picture. I thought it was fun playing a little bit.


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30 comments:

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Such a cute little guy, what kind of dog is he? And your pictures are fabulous! I am hoping for a big girl camera for my birthday in the spring...I am really ready for one.
Londen

Whispers of Grace said...

I love the top picture. I played around with shutter speed last night too. Fun effects.

GabbyRM said...

You know what's funny? We have similar looking dogs, and we took similar pictures. I also put mine in front of the tree. Did you also use an ottoman to elevate your dog?

Hollie said...

I ♥ the depth of field!

Jaymi said...

oh what a cute dog! i love these shots!

Alita said...

LOVE!!!!!!!! Seriously I drool for this kind of photography.

Sheri said...

Love all of the light captures! (And what a sweet baby)

Tara said...

These are so good!!! I love your little doggy too!!

Rhen @Yes, they are all mine said...

He looks like he would be great to snuggle with. A huge cup of extra chocolaty hot cocoa and him. Too sweet!

Colleen said...

The bokeh is awesome and I think thats the cutest puppy portrait I've ever seen.

Anne said...

Oh wow - those are AMAZING! The possibility of taking pictures like that of my fur baby are even more reason to upgrade my camera!

Candra Georgi said...

totally Christmas. love it. great and creative.

Jeska said...

Love your photos, your pup is adorable too!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Your bokeh is beautiful...but you have to come see my Zoe...looks so much like your pup!!!

Heather said...

I love you pics! Your dog is adorable! Mine looks scraed to death in my pics!

Heather

Shannon said...

These are amazing! Love the bokeh picts :)

AmyLee said...

they look great!

Brooke G. said...

These are great!!!! love that first one of Tanner!!!!

Anonymous said...

Your dog is so adorable. I am sitting here with tears running down my face because he looks EXACTLY like my Buddy who died almost 15 years ago and I still miss him so much. Honest, they could be identical twins. Yours is probably a pedigree, but Buddy was a peek-a-poo-pom! His daddy was Pekingese and his mommy was half poodle and half pomerarian. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I will go dry my eyes now!
Marcy
www.queenmarcyoriginals.typepad.com
mantle@piedmontcenter.com

Amy said...

Love the bokeh...love the doggie...love it!

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Veronika said...

Beautiful puppy! (:

Allison said...

Good job with the bokeh! I only get it by accident!

Allison

PS Do you miss me yet?

Andrea said...

Your bokeh is beautiful! Great captures.

Michelle said...

Wow! You did awesome on these!

You have an adorable puppy - and how nice that they were so cooperative, even with bribes!

The tree is gorgeous!

*Love* the bokeh!

Congrats on manual - Darcy's 31 days were the final "lightbulb" moments and I've been mostly shooting in manual since!

Heather said...

Your pictures are beautiful!

Nancy W said...

Your photos were so beautiful they got me off my butt to do mine :) look forward to following your blog! Thanks for stopping in at my blog and for compliment!

AmyLee said...

love that first shot... it's great! :)

Domain said...

The dog sat there for 45 min?! What a good puppy!

I can't even get my human children to sit that long!

darcy
http://my3boybarians.com

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Great photos, Melissa! Mr. Tanner is looking oh so handsome. What a good boy to sit there and let his mommy snap away!

Hope you have a great weekend :)