Forgotten Keepers

Every now and then I go through and purge “junk” images from my archives, and as I’m deleting the throw-away images, I always discover forgotten keepers like these shots of Suki. The one up top has some weird flare in the frame, but I love Suki’s expression. Taken with my now retired Nikon D300s and Tokina 50-135. Two strobes to my right are combating the really bright background to provide light on Suki’s face.

Another shot with the D300s and 35mm f/1.8G, an excellent lens that I still use when I shoot DX.

This was taken during my 52 weeks of Suki project with the D300s and the stabilized Tamron 17-50. One light through a Lastolite tri-grip.

And this…is just hilarious.

13 thoughts on “Forgotten Keepers

  1. Would you mind sharing how you use the light with the trigrip? Do you have a bracket? I’m really curious about your portable lighting setup. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Jeff,

      My light stand is extremely sophisticated: my wife! =)
      She would usually hold the trigrip in one hand and a speedlight in the other, both off camera axis, and I’d trigger the flash remotely. Another common setup we’d use is a lastolite 24″ ezybox for shots like these.

      1. One more question: With the trigrip are you shooting the flash into it as a reflector, or shooting through it as a diffuser?

        Thank you and I love your work. My doggie has the same tags as Suki ๐Ÿ™‚

      2. Good question! I ran the light through it as a diffusor. Works like a charm to get some great light on your subject with small flash.

  2. Suki really is beautiful! Love the last picture ๐Ÿ™‚
    We are thinking of getting a dog! ๐Ÿ™‚ If we dare…any tips? What do you do during conventions and so?


    1. Thanks Pia. Really depends on which breed you get as far as how to care for your pup, but when Bridget and I are away, Suki’s “grandparents” take care of her ๐Ÿ˜‰

      1. Thatยดs perfect:)
        We havenยดt decided on breed yet, we have one favourite each so we just need to agree on one:) B. likes the minischnauzers and I like the havanese!

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