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Challenge: Bear Music (ARCHIVAL) (Standard Editing*)
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Camera: Canon EOS-600D/T3i Rebel
Lens: Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di for Canon
Location: Como, Italy
Date: Jan 13, 2023
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Jan 13, 2023

Well this was a big success I think! After unsuccessfully scouring the house for bears, I realised if I was going to make the idea work I would just need to move fast and get it done, not waste time overthinking it and use what I had available.

I have a lot of great snaps of Mozzerella. But after failing repeatedly at getting a good one of him barking, I figured the only way this was going to work was to set up the shot in the corner of the room for a few days and wait patiently for a moment when he's agitated and energetic (about twice a day if we're lucky, he's pushing 14 years old now) and try and get him on the stool and snap it.

So I set everything up, set the frame got everything perfect with the flash and we had a few minutes before dinner so I asked my partner to help me steady him on the chair and keep him entertained while I get a few test shots.

Thinking I would get a few test shots off to make sure the framing and lighting were right and then we would call it a night, it turns out that the treat I was offering Mozzy to stay still was a MUCH simpler (and maybe more effective) way to get that 'singing' look than waiting for him to bark, and we nailed the shot in just a few takes.

What a lesson learnt. Prepare well for the shot you want and have in your head, get everything ready to go and then just bring the subject in and press the shutter. All my studio style shoots will be like this for now I hope!

Place: 8 out of 32
Avg (all users): 6.3714
Avg (participants): 6.4444
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Votes: 35
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02/04/2023 10:39:37 PM
really like your take on this challenge .
the fact that there's a dog being awesome really brings this home for me ..
i love your dog's name btw .. Mozzerella .. sorta goes with the photo ..
ie. say cheese .. lol .. ;)
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02/03/2023 03:04:19 AM
You did a pretty good job overall, well done.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/01/2023 02:13:46 PM
My pick for red in this challenge.
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01/27/2023 02:34:36 PM
Love this, one of my top pick for the challenge, absolutely adorable !!!
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01/27/2023 12:18:19 PM
I had a dog that sang once. Unfortunately :-( Cool lighting.
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