LPA has Gone to the Dogs
LPA Design, where PocketWizards are designed and built, is a dog-friendly office. On any given day there are anywhere from two to five of Man’s Best Friend wandering about. We don’t ask much of these dogs, just the usual “let me scratch your head” or “chase the ball” but after a recent studio portrait session for the staff, we put the dogs to work as models.
I’m sure many of you know what it’s like to work with uncooperative models, but I have a new appreciation for pet photographers and their patience in working with these furry friends. We managed to get good images of three out of the four dogs around that day with a lot of coaxing and a few treats. Interestingly, we haven’t heard one complaint from any of them about their portraits, now hanging proudly in the front of the studio. We can’t say the same for the staff portraits we did earlier that day.
- Key light – Elinchrom RX600 triggered with a PowerST4, with a Paul C. Buff 86″ PLM v.2 silver umbrella
- Hair light – Nikon SB900 with a Honl snoot
The RX600 with the PLM was high to camera right and angled so the edge of the light caught the subject but most of the background remained dark. A fill reflector was low and camera left with the SB900 hair light snooted and slightly behind subject to camera left and slightly above the subjects head.