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. 🙂

    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 🙂

      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 🙂
    We are thinking of getting a dog! 🙂 If we dare…any tips? What do you do during conventions and so?

    /Pia

    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 😉

      1. That´s perfect:)
        We haven´t 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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