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10/10/2012 ~ Jasper & Millie | by haggisandchips
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10/10/2012 ~ Jasper & Millie

I reckon my cats were always going to feature somewhere in my project ... it was just a case of which one on which day.


So today I had my first attempt and first off I got a shot of Jasper that I liked then much later I got one I liked of Millie as well and suddenly I was in a quandry. There was only one solution ...


Both of these shots were taken with an SB-900 mounted on a tripod with a small Interfit softbox fitted and fired via my trusty PocketWizards. Exposure was manual at 1/250 @ f/3.0 for both and the flash also set to manual at 1/16. The flash was high for both and camera left for Jasper (pretty much where he's looking although I think he's looking at the tripod rather than the flash) and camera right for Millie.


I normally use TTL for photographing anything other than still lifes but if I take that approach with the cats then Millie blinks before the shutter opens so I resort to manual and hope for the best .. it generally seems to work well.



Please feel free to provide constructive critique on the technical aspects of this photograph.


This picture is #10 in my October Challenge project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the October Challenge Flickr Group page.

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Taken on October 10, 2012