Saturday, December 4, 2010

Friday Faces with Sere

Better late then never today. My day ran away from me and now here it is almost one in the morning and I am just now putting my picture up. Had a wonderful evening with friends so I hope you all will forgive me.

I am on a total animal kick here lately. My litter of all white siberian huskies are now at around four weeks old and beginning to be at that totally cute stage that puppies get. I couldn't resist taking one of my potential Christmas card pics and using it for my post today. They are just too cute not to :)....

Nikon D2X
Fifty Nifty Lens
Aperture F/1.8
Shutter Speed 1/50 sec.
No Flash, natural lighting

I was on a mission today to get some cute, updated pictures of these guys for my website and also to be able to find one that I could send as a Christmas card to my customers this year. I had this idea in my head of what I wanted my picture to look like and I couldn't quite capture what I wanted, came close, but not quite so I will need to try again.

It was kind of dreary out today so natural lighting was hard, i.e. the wide open aperture I had. I could have bumped up my film speed, but you sacrifice some quality doing that so I kept it at 400. A wide open aperture gives you a pretty limited depth of field though. I tried some shots with a flash but the lighting was not right and working with a slow flash is frustrating with active pups so I did away with it pretty quickly. I added a little bit of fill light in Lightroom, but that was about all I did to the shot.

Night, night I am off to bed now.


  1. Sere, you are lucky my wife wasn't at your door at 7:00 a.m. this morning to play with those puppies after posting a picture like that. Too cute!!! In my opinion, that would make an excellent xmas card.

  2. Haha they are at that fun stage for sure. Thanks, I have one very similar to this one that I want to use but I put a soft focus filter on it and it turned out pretty good. I have a few more pics I hope to use in it as well. I know you guys are cat people but KT would LOVE a puppy.... Just saying :)