Bokeh or Blur | 52 Week Project | Week 47

Hi everyone,

The theme for the blog this week is bokeh or blur.

For this image I used a Petzvel lens. I love the bokeh it creates it’s really pretty and great for portraits. It can be a little hard to use with pets because it’s manual focus and you need a pet that will stay still for more than 3 seconds but still very pretty. Plus the lens itself is gorgeous.

The petzvel
Portrait of Boo Radley using a Petzvel lens

 

This is Boo’s dog house. He only goes in it when I throw snacks inside. If it’s warm out he loves to lay in the sun and if it’s cold outside, he’d prefer to wait to go out until the weather is better so it’s really just a prop but it looked so cute with the snow on it I had to get a picture of him in it.

Beautiful portrait with bokeh
Portrait of Boo Radley in his snow covered dog house using a Petzvel lens

 

Up next is Cincinnati Pet Photographer, Suzi Pix Photography.

Have a great week!

XO,

Deanna

Catchlights | 52 Week Project | Week 46

Happy Friday!

The theme for the 52 Week Project is Catchlights. For those of you who aren’t photographers or are new to photography they are the little highlights in a person or a pets eyes.  They make a world of difference in a photo.

As you can see in this photo there is the tiniest, little pin of a highlight at the top of Boo’s eyes. Not a great example of catchlights at all. He was looking down and they just weren’t visible. It’s not a bad image but it’s not great either.

StinkDog Photos - Catchlights

This is much better. Thanks for looking up Boo.

Catchlights
Catchlights in pet portraits

 

You can really see them here. The catch lights are rectangular shaped because I used a rectangular shaped light source.

Catchlights
Catchlights in pet portraits

 

Here they are both in the same space, equal number, and same shape. Amazing how that little tiny part of a photo makes a huge difference isn’t it?

Catchlights
Catchlights in pet portraits

 

Up next is Sydney & MAC Creative Designs – Fairfax, Virginia. Click through all the links to see what everyone else did with the theme.

Have a great week.

XO,

Deanna